Weight-loss surgery can cut the risk of diabetes and heart attacks as well as keep fat off, a UK study suggests.
The health benefits of the surgery are clear and substantial for people who are severely overweight.
24 Dec 15
17 year old Ryan Owens from Lurgan, Co.Armagh gives an insight into the life of a GAA player.
16 Dec 15
A Personal Service from Beginning to End
Sometimes only the personal touch will do and at the 3fivetwo Group, we have developed a ONE2ONE service offering patients a complimentary, personalised service to answer any queries you may have relating to our service offering, prices and potential onward treatment or referrals.
09 Dec 15
Under the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive, operated by the HSE, patients waiting for surgery for procedures in the Republic of Ireland are entitled to avail of treatment in Northern Ireland.
07 Dec 15
John Linehan is back on track for this year's panto after surgery at Kingsbridge Private Hospital
25 Nov 15
New brand incorporates Optique and offers seamless treatment pathway
3fivetwo Group, Northern Ireland's leading private healthcare company, has acquired main street eyecare retailers Sweeney Opticians.
23 Nov 15
As part of his weekly health column, Dr. Roger Brown, Private GP at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, shares his insight into one of the common causes of rectal bleeding.
20 Nov 15
at Kingsbridge Private Hospital
Why does skin age? Ageing skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals.
13 Nov 15
As part of his weekly health column, Dr. Roger Brown, Private GP at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, discusses the importance of seeking medical attention if something isn’t right.
13 Nov 15
As part of his weekly health column, Dr. Roger Brown, Private GP at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, discusses the importance of sleep.
30 Oct 15
As part of his weekly health column, Dr. Roger Brown, Private GP at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, shares his insight into the impact of stress on the mental health of teenagers.
16 Oct 15
As part of his weekly health column, Dr. Roger Brown, Private GP at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, shares his insight into some of the causes of and treatments for obesity.
09 Oct 15
Our Private GP service offers many benefits such as same day appointments, anonymity, no need for registration and anyone can use it.
07 Oct 15
Your vision matters
National Eye Health Week is running from Monday 21st - Sunday 27th September 2015. Are you taking care of your vision?
22 Sep 15
Staff, motorists and bystanders all took some time yesterday to watch a different kind of operation at Kingsbridge Private Hospital - the ‘delicate’ installation of a new two tonne MRI Scanner.
26 Aug 15
As part of his weekly health column, Dr. Roger Brown, Private GP at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, shares his insight into an important Government initiative to roll out a new programme of vaccinations against meningitis.
14 Aug 15
With growing enquiries from Tummy tuck patients, our experts have answered the big questions on the matter, "What is a Tummy Tuck?" and "What things do patients need to consider".
12 Aug 15
Kick like Ronaldo, tackle like O’Driscoll, score like Murphy … legendary sports coaches share their secrets
Learn the secrets of Manchester United’s success from the man who helped power the legendary team to league supremacy for more than a decade at a special event in Belfast next month.
10 Aug 15
Most people have a preconceived idea about private medical insurance: Is it worth the cost? Our H3 Blog dispels common myths on Private Medical Insurance.
07 Jul 15
Dr Roger Brown discusses the health of carers and who is caring for them. How an Increasing burden, stress and in many cases lack of financial support is affecting their health.
06 Jul 15
Ovulation Calculators help to identify this fertile window. Learn more about how to maximise your chances of fertilisation using our calculator.
03 Jul 15
I think it’s safe to say that most men don’t like talking about their health problems, especially when the problem relates to their waterworks.
30 Jun 15
3fivetwo Group, Northern Ireland’s largest private healthcare company, has agreed to acquire St Joseph’s Hospital in Sligo, with the sale expected to close in coming weeks.
29 Jun 15
Last month 36 members of Magilligan GAC underwent cardiac screening with 3fivetwo Group, prompted by the tragic death of player, Steven Deeney. Medical experts are still investigating why the apparently fit and healthy 32-year-old’s heart failed in the hope their findings will help prevent other tragedies.
23 Jun 15
3fivetwo Group, Northern Ireland’s largest independent healthcare provider, today announced a £3m investment and 20 new jobs as part of its ambitious expansion plans for 2015.
10 Jun 15
The 3fivetwo Group as a company holds environmental matters very close to their hearts.
02 Jun 15
Some GAA athletes over-train, leading to avoidable injuries and valuable time missed off the pitch, says Dr Neil Heron, a Sports Injury Specialist at the National Sports Clinic, Kingsbridge Private Hospital, in Belfast
29 May 15
The world has changed a lot since the turn of the millennium. Technology, the weather, the economy and more have all seen upheavals. One of the most significant changes does not make headlines as often, but has had an impact on many people. Men have emotional stress and are no longer expected to put on a stiff upper lip, or grin and bear it whatever the circumstances.
08 May 15
3fivetwo Group - Private Hospital Group of the Year Finalist
The 3fivetwo Group is delighted to have been nominated as a finalist for the Private Hospital Group of the Year Award in this year’s Health Investor Awards 2015 along with a number of high profile finalists such as HCS International and the Priory Group.
08 May 15
Healthcare organisation 3fivetwo Group picked up the award for Excellence in Marketing sponsored by AGE NI Insurance and Personal Alarms, at this year’s Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards, in association with British Airways.
07 May 15
One of the most common concerns cited by the self-employed is the fear, stress and financial uncertainty that go along with taking any time off work.
06 May 15
At Kingsbridge Private Hospital we continually strive to deliver clinical excellence and five star hospitality to each and every one of our patients, so when we received this testimonial from Paula, a spinal surgery patient, we were delighted. We value our patients feedback and are so grateful to Paula for taking the time to tell us about her experience at Kingsbridge Private Hospital for spinal surgery.
06 May 15
Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2015
The 3fivetwo Group has been growing from strength to strength year on year and has become Northern Ireland's leading private healthcare group. We were absolutely delighted for the 3fivetwo Group to have won the Excellence in Marketing Award at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2015 last night.
01 May 15
Made in Chelsea star and TV personality, Ollie Locke, visited Chelsea Private Clinic, part of the 3fivetwo Group, earlier this month to have the SpermComet test, an extended semen analysis test used to identify sperm DNA damage.
27 Apr 15
Endometrial Scratching Medical research is constantly improving the performance of IVF treatments. The research can involve the investment of millions of pounds by pharmaceutical companies, hundreds of hours by research teams in hospitals and research facilities and several years of testing to ensure that procedures and drugs are safe. But sometimes it is a simple idea that can make a substantial change, and that’s what Endometrial Scratching is.
21 Apr 15
We often get asked questions around pre-existing medical conditions and the impact they might have on taking out a health insurance plan. There is usually a lot of confusion around whether private medical insurance is even an option for those with pre-existing conditions and if so, will it be significantly more expensive? Jim Livingstone from H3 Health Insurance answers some of the most common questions about pre-existing health conditions and insurance to provide clarity over some of the issues involved.
17 Apr 15
Earlier this year, we launched a partnership with Ulster GAA, offering unrivalled private medical care to GAA members and their families. It got us thinking how much GAA means to people in Ulster and beyond.
17 Apr 15
3fivetwo Group are delighted to once again have been shortlisted in the Excellence in Marketing category for the 2015 Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards in association with British Airways.
16 Apr 15
Northern Ireland’s leading private healthcare provider the 3fivetwo Group recently played host to their annual Golf Day 2015 in the beautiful surroundings of Royal Belfast Golf Club.
15 Apr 15
For decades, Meningitis B has been the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in the UK and Ireland.
23 Mar 15
Read the blog to find out what you should expect when visiting the Rapid Access Urology Clinic at Kingsbridge Private Hospital.
18 Mar 15
Playing GAA at any level requires more commitment, training, mental strength and fitness than many other pastimes. Everyday promising sporting careers are ended because of an injury so it is important to get the best out of a sporting career and to avoid, or treat injuries in the most effective way.
05 Mar 15
The stress of the inability to conceive naturally is known to be associated with a range of emotional side effects, which can have an impact on relationships.
27 Feb 15
Diane McAllister is an accredited councillor working with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is part of the 3fivetwogroup Counselling and Life Coaching Service, offering support to anyone that has suffered miscarriage issues. Diane answers common questions from those who have suffered a miscarriage in the blog.
19 Feb 15
After years of trying to conceive and four rounds of IVF treatment at Origin Fertility Care Alison and Andrew Allen are now happy to have two healthy babies, Jack and Indie. Alison was overwhelmed with joy upon finding out they were not expecting one baby but twins, “It was amazing – instead of one, we now had two!”
16 Feb 15
Living in the United Kingdom means that every citizen has access to free health care though the National Health Service. The NHS is a fantastic organisation, but with the growing population in the UK, and the success in extending the life expectancy of the population, the demands on the service are increasing. The benefits of health insurance are not all about avoiding waiting lists. This is about you being able to get back up to speed with your health as soon as possible.
13 Feb 15
So many people in Northern Ireland are neglecting the health of their hearts and many deaths last year could potentially have been prevented if undiagnosed heart –related problems had been discovered sooner and interventions instigated which would have saved those lives.
11 Feb 15
As women age the quality of the eggs they release is poorer. Many women who have postponed having their family find it difficult to conceive. If you are over 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for six months or more you should seek advice from a fertility specialist. Read the blog to find out more about the risks, benefits and how to preserve your fertility.
11 Feb 15
One of the biggest misconceptions about male fertility is that as men age their fertility levels do not. The ticking biological clock is seen as a female only issue with many men assuming no matter what they do or what age they are, their fertility will not be effected.
10 Feb 15
Sport and health are often talked of in the same breath, and more often than not, parents encourage their children to participate in sport for all the best reasons. Getting fit, being part of a team, spending less time in front of a variety of screens and setting up a lifetime of activity and enthusiasm. But there are down sides to sport, and that is the potential for injury. With the cup competitions in sport beginning in the New Year, it is an opportune time to consider managing the risk of injury for young people.
30 Jan 15
Health Insurance is sometimes perceived as a luxury, just for the wealthy, however this is no longer the case in reality. It is dependent more on choice than cost. Like any insurance policy the cost will be dependent on a number of key points. Age and health history are the most important, and will have the most impact on a health insurance policy. In our experience the actual cost and the cost expectations are usually miles apart.
28 Jan 15
An infographic describing the stats, facts and treatments available for multiple miscarriage.
19 Jan 15
Pressure is mounting on the NHS with Northern Ireland’s five trusts cancelling non-urgent elective surgeries due to an unprecedented influx of patients. More patients means more pressure on NHS staff in accident and emergency wards, as well as longer waiting times and bed shortages, begging the question: How much would you pay to be seen straight away? Private casualty, where you can see an emergency consultant or specialist nurse, is for everyone and it is affordable, starting from as little as £25.
12 Jan 15
In recent years ‘Dry January’ has been gaining popularity and last year became recognised as a national event, supported by Alcohol Concern. But is it worth it? Dr Aileen McPhillips takes a look at some of the heath benefits of abstaining from alcohol for one month.
09 Jan 15