It is great to see the better weather and lighter nights drawing in. Spring is most definitely in the air and many of us are getting back outdoors doing the things we love such as walking, hiking, playing golf or even surfing.
05 Mar 19
Love your pet day - Feb 20th
February 20th is Love Your Pet Day and it’s a great day to show your furbaby just how much you love him or her. Pets give us their unconditional love every day so why not make a date with your pet and show them just how special they really are.
19 Feb 19
Help get your child to sleep in time for Santa - 3fivetwo Group's Dr Deirdre Peake gives advice to parent's about how to establish a good sleeping pattern before Christmas helping get them and you rested.
16 Dec 18
Business advisory company take on new corporate wellbeing initiative for all staff and join Kingsbridge Diamond Club
Local accountancy and business advisory firm, Harbinson Mulholland is hoping to highlight the importance of good healthcare both physically and mentally in the workplace, when they roll out the new Diamond Club ‘Wellbeing at Work’ initiative over the coming weeks for their staff, which will be delivered by Kingsbridge.
06 Dec 18
3fivetwo Group and Northern Ireland Sports Forum partner to give athlete recovery a ‘sporting chance’
Announcing New Sporting Partnership
The 3fivetwo Group and the Northern Ireland Sports Forum have this week announced a partnership which will support the health and wellbeing of the Forum’s professional and amateur members. The healthcare body which owns Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast and Sligo, has recently relaunched its National Sports Injury Clinic, where services will facilitate the rapid recovery of the Forum’s membership base.
07 Nov 18
Read Sean's story
Welcome to our new monthly Meet The Patient feature! Our first patient story features Sean, who is 79 years old and from Cork.
05 Nov 18
Are you supporting Movember?
It’s that time of year again guys, time to get growing that Mo to support Movember!
02 Nov 18
Staying safe with Fireworks this Halloween
As we dust off the costumes and get ready for the spookiest time of the year there are a few safety points to keep in mind to ensure the ghosts and ghouls are the only frightening things this Halloween!
22 Oct 18
Is it worth quitting for a month?
As the festive season fast approaches would it be worth considering a month alcohol-free…a whole 31 days with not one drink?! Last year 75,000 people signed up for ‘Go Sober for October’ and raised £5m for Macmillan Cancer Support in the process.
15 Oct 18
Partnership with Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic renewed for 2018
Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast is delighted to announce its support once again as the medical partners for the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, which takes place at SSE Arena Belfast from 29th November – 1st December 2018.
10 Oct 18
Overnight Oats Recipe
Overnight oats are very much on-trend at the moment but the origin of the idea may not seem so trendy… A Swiss Doctor, Dr Maximillina Bircher-Benner, in 1900 was looking for a way to serve good nutrition to his patients and so came up with the idea of ‘muesli’ (or as it translates ‘mash-up’) – the original recipe was a mix of raw oats, soaked overnight in water and lemon juice and eaten with yogurt, fresh fruits and nuts.
02 Oct 18
New Corporate Initiative to encourage Health & Wellbeing in the workplace
Northern Ireland’s largest private healthcare provider is launching a new kind of ‘health’ club and the first of its kind, which will proactively engage with employers and employees to encourage physical as well as mental health and well-being in the workplace.
25 Sep 18
As part of Urology Awareness Month we are taking a look at Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men in the UK. More than 1000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Northern Ireland every year.
14 Sep 18
Heads up on head lice.
Dr Aileen McPhillips, Private GP at Kingsbridge Private Hospital discusses the common problem of head lice.
06 Sep 18
Still sticking to those little changes?
Most of us are full of good intentions and really intend to take up some activity as we promised in our new year’s resolution, but just didn’t get around to it, still its not to late to do something great for yourself.
23 Jul 18
Impressive results announced from a recent study on the Geneveve treatment
Viveve, the brains behind the Geneveve, have recently announced results from a recent study on the stress incontinence treatment.
20 Jul 18
Kingsbridge Community Fund Sligo
We are delighted to announce a further round of monies from the Kingsbridge Community Fund has been distributed locally. Those benefiting includes Cairde Arts Festival, Ballygawley/Sooey Defibrillator Working Group, Ballintogher Community Playground and Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club.
11 Jul 18
Phonak Open Day
Around 11 million people in the UK suffer from hearing loss. That is around one in six of us. More than 40% of people over 50 years old have hearing loss, rising to 71% of people over the age of 70*
14 Jun 18
Check your blood pressure at home.
For some people visiting the doctor or the hospital increases our blood pressure. This can be due to anxiety and can result in false readings when the clinician measures your blood pressure. The study also suggests that the opposite may hold true for some people, with their blood pressure decreasing when in a surgery or hospital. Although researchers are more sceptical of this and think it might be linked to changes in activity. Either way the issue is that you could be putting yourselves at risk by having untreated high blood pressure (or hypertension in the medical world).
04 May 18
Sport Changes Life Announces Appointment of new Chairman
Sport Changes Life (SCL), a sports foundation with offices in Northern Ireland and America, are delighted to welcome former SCL director and Board member Dr Suresh Tharma FRCOG (founder of the 3fivetwo Group), as their new Chairman.
30 Apr 18
One of those unmentionable subjects? But mentioning it might just save your life.
Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK and the 3rd most common cancer in Northern Ireland. It affects the large bowel, which is made up of the colon and rectum.
13 Apr 18
March 11th - 17th 2018
It is World Glaucoma Week and we are helping create awareness by advising people of the importance of regular eye examinations.
12 Mar 18
It might not just be that saggy mattress keeping you awake at night
It is National Bed Month! Meaning, the press and TV will be full of advertisements telling you to think about when you last replaced your mattress to help you get a great night’s sleep.
05 Mar 18
We are supporting Eating Disorders Awareness week which runs from 26th February to 4th March.
On average 149 weeks pass before someone with an eating disorder seeks help. This year the focus of the campaign is #whywait.
26 Feb 18
8 new medical staff to deliver 5-star service which anticipates doubling turnover inside 18 months
The contract to run the Bupa Clinic for Northern Ireland has been acquired by Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast, which is part of the 3fivetwo Group.
22 Feb 18
Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. SAD is sometimes known as "winter depression" because the symptoms are more apparent and tend to be more severe during the winter. The symptoms often begin in the autumn as the days start getting shorter. They're typically most severe during December, January and February.
26 Jan 18
Why wait weeks to see a doctor?
Are you fed up waiting weeks for an appointment with your GP? Did you know that you can be seen today at Kingsbridge Private Hospital?
17 Jan 18
5 ways to help you acheive your goals
We have put together 5 ways that the 3fivetwo Group can help you achieve your goals this January.
04 Jan 18
Top 14 Symptoms That You Might Have SAD
17 Nov 17
World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8 November each year. The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.
07 Nov 17
Partying and constant socialising can really take it out of you and so you may come down with a number of symptoms all at once.
06 Oct 17
World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year.
20 Sep 17
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about urology and urological conditions and how they affect us in the UK.
01 Sep 17
Waiting on a camera test?
More commonly known as a “camera test”, an endoscopy is a procedure which involves inserting an endoscope (a thin, long, flexible tube with camera) into the body through the mouth or rectum to allow visual examination of the gastrointestinal tract. It is used to detect conditions such as stomach cancer, hernia, inflammation of the lining of the stomach, gastric ulcers and damage caused by acid reflux.
11 Aug 17
'Food hypersensitivity' is a negative reaction from eating a particular food and can be defined as being both an intolerance and an allergy.
27 Jul 17
Cardiovascular disease is one of the main causes of death in the UK. So, heart disease prevention strategies should be an important part in maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle, that puts you in control of your cardiac health.
15 Jun 17
Glaucoma is a condition that affects a person’s sight; it is due to a build-up of pressure within the eye. The eyeball contains a fluid called aqueous humour which is constantly produced by the eye, with any excess drained though tubes.
12 Jun 17
This week marks Men's Health Week and is a good opportunity to offer a gentle reminder to men of all ages that they need to pay more attention to their health and wellbeing.
12 Jun 17
Mental Health Awareness Week 2017
This weekend sees the end of World Mental Health Week. Organisations and people across the country have been attending and volunteering at events to help raise money and awareness for an issue that is more important than ever - mental health.
12 May 17
Sun Awareness Week 2017
We’ve been blessed with tropical weather this week and everyone has certainly taken advantage of year’s sun. Beaches have been packed, longer lunch breaks for workers and students, and many-a-BBQ uncovered to be lit up.
11 May 17
Over 70,000 people in Northern Ireland suffer from the condition and it is important to see a specialist to see how you can avoid it getting worse how to clean up your sleeping patterns to avoid any other issues.
02 May 17
Chronic pain is very common. It affects up to 7.8 million adults in the UK and as many as 300,000 adults in Northern Ireland. To make matters worse, in the UK there is 1 specialist in chronic pain management for approx. every 32,000 pain sufferers and in Northern Ireland this figure could be as high as 1 per 50,000.
28 Apr 17
Continuous struggles with diets and lifestyle changes can become demoralizing and cause even more detrimental issues to one’s health.
12 Apr 17
Sometimes, it’s the little things, the personal touch that can make a huge difference, especially when it comes to your health.
11 Apr 17
Come see the new Tom Ford range
Sweeney Opticians Eye and Hearing Care, part of the 3fivetwo Group, is hosting a free, exclusive event on Wednesday 5th April whereby Tom Ford’s new range of frames and sunglasses will be unveiled. The event runs from 2pm to 8pm at our Lisburn Road branch.
04 Apr 17
Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.
13 Mar 17
We at the 3fivetwo Group believe women deserve only the best. That’s why we provide a range of treatments and procedures to make sure every woman is feeling and looking the way that makes them happy.
08 Mar 17
Are you fed up waiting weeks for an appointment with your GP?
Our Private GP service offers the same benefits as your own GP but we have no waiting times. We can offer same day appointments and anonymity. There is also no need for registration.
02 Mar 17
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women in the UK, causing 4,300 deaths every year. Ovarian cancer usually affects women who have been through the menopause (usually over 50 years old) but can affect younger women.
02 Mar 17
Traditional pancakes aren’t the most health conscious choice so we thought we would provide an alternative!
27 Feb 17
A happy relationship means a happy heart and that couldn’t be more important this Valentine’s Day as couples across the country share the special day together.
13 Feb 17
Richard Sweeney, Director at Sweeney Opticians, is also the Northern Irish Representative for Rugby Goggles, the only certified eye wear for competitive rugby in Ireland.
03 Feb 17
Kingsbridge Private Hospital offers patients fast access to all kinds of surgery.
18 Jan 17
How we can help you stay fit and healthy in 2017
Our healthy New Year’s resolutions are often dropped a few weeks into the new year. However, there are a few simple things you can do to ensure you stick to your goals.
04 Jan 17
Our top tips on ensuring your little ones sleep on Christmas Eve
With only a few more sleeps until Christmas, Dr Deirdre Peake, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at 3fivetwo Group, advises on how to ensure your little angels have a silent night …
22 Dec 16
Cataract Surgery at Kingsbridge Private Hospital
Most people who see occasional blurred, misty or impaired vision think of it as merely a sign of tiredness or sensitivity to light, but it could be something far more serious. It could a cataract developing.
08 Dec 16
The IONA test is a non-invasive blood test, available at 3fivetwo Healthcare, for pregnant woman and diagnoses the probability of Down’s Syndrome, Edward's Syndrome and Patau’s Syndrome within the foetus. The IONA test will detect more than 99% of all Downs babies with very few false positives.
30 Nov 16
3fivetwo Entrepreneurs Nominated for National Business Accolade
On Thursday night the 3fivetwo Group will be represented in Dublin at the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards by two men who have transformed the company from a little known practice at 352 Lisburn Road in Belfast to the largest private healthcare provider in Northern Ireland.
27 Oct 16
Cholesterol is a fatty substance in our blood, which in the right amount is necessary for cell function in the body. However, when it is too high it can increase our risk of cardiovascular disease.
21 Oct 16
Training for informal caregivers at 3fivetwo Training Academy
Following Mental Health Day and National Alzheimers Month recently, we at the 3fivetwo Group feel that it is important to maintain awareness of a mental disease which can affect anyone. Dementia, a neurological disease which affects memory and brain function, can be debilitating for those effected by it and severely affect their quality of life. But it’s not only those suffering from the illness whose life it has an impact on, family and friends suffer too as they see their loved one changing. There is no cure but there are steps that can be taken to ensure life remains enjoyable and full, one of the most important being that sufferers loved ones know how to take care of them.
19 Oct 16
A Q&A with Motocross Starlet Ben Phillips
With the word ‘daredevil’ the name Evel Knievel often comes to mind but in the next few years we may come to associate it with someone else! Eight-year-old Ben Phillips is a young Motocross racer from East Belfast and with a number of races already under his belt the young adrenaline junkie is planning big things for the future. Already hitting speeds of 80mph through winding tracks and shooting off jumps, Ben has no fear! We caught up with the young starlet to find out why he races and what mum thinks of it.
10 Oct 16
Considering Health Insurance? Read our 10 reasons to pick H3
Previously thought of as a luxury for the privileged few, private healthcare is now more affordable and accessible than ever. With H3 Health Insurance patients are treated in the 5 star facility of the award winning Kingsbridge Private Hospital, part of the 3fivetwo Group. Skip long NHS waiting lists and receive specialist care throughout your treatment, including a dedicated local team to organise your future appointments and help you every step of the way with no need for GP referrals. This is a unique standard of healthcare, this is H3.
28 Sep 16
Heading off to Uni for the first time? Ready our top tips!
Thousands of fresh faced new students are set to descend upon Belfast’s bar scene this week as Monday marks the return of Freshers Week. All will be supercharged on excitement and strolling with a glint in the eye but after the coming week of freedom filled with; drinking, loud clubs, interactions with the opposite sex (if lucky) and many a takeaway, that glint will be little less bright and the body a lot more weary. The week can take a hard toll on many parts of the body so it’s important to know what symptoms mean and how you can combat them.
22 Sep 16
Are you looking after your eye health?
It is National Eye Health Week and did you know that 1.8 million people in the UK are living with sight loss? For over half of these, a simple eye test and a set of new glasses could really help!
20 Sep 16
Its National Sexual Health Awareness Week!
National Sexual Health Awareness Week is running this year from 12th - 16th September. And with an almost yearly rise in the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) it has never been more important to keep a check on your sexual health. Read our latest sexual health blog by clicking on the link.
12 Sep 16
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidance in June 2012 recommending Botox® is made available on the NHS as a preventive treatment option for adult patients with chronic migraine.
07 Sep 16
Diane Harron Eakin explains the importance of health screening
Diane Harron Eakin explains the importance of health screening.
17 Aug 16
Excessive stretching of the vaginal muscles is a common occurrence after vaginal birth or due to ageing. Damage can diminish sensation during sexual activity, reduce satisfaction and change the relationship between partners.
22 Jul 16
The rules are that if we are travelling to Australasia, North America and Europe we do not need vaccinations. Some Carribean islands and some parts of South America do require vaccinations. Africa, India and many parts of South East Asia and the islands of the Indian Ocean will undoubtedly require important vaccinations.
11 Jul 16
As you get older, the lens in your eye can gradually become less transparent and your vision can start to look misty. This is known medically as having a cataract.
25 May 16
Vaccinations are especially important if you are going further abroad to tropical regions where there is a risk of exposure to life-threatening tropical diseases, such as yellow fever and malaria.
24 May 16
Cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatments are now being performed by Dr Lisa Neligan at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, located on the Lisburn Road, Belfast.
25 Apr 16
Those who require hip replacement surgery often have many questions before and after surgery. Below are a few frequently asked questions that may help.
22 Apr 16
What do you know about bowel cancer?
April is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer and highlight the symptoms that often go unnoticed.
14 Apr 16
Glaucoma is a condition that affects person’s sight; it is due to a build-up of pressure within the eye. The eyeball contains a fluid called aqueous humour which is constantly produced by the eye, with any excess drained though tubes.
08 Mar 16
Origin offers a Refund Plus programme were multiple IVF/ICSI cycles are available at a significant discount and provides security of a money back guarantee of 75% if patients do not have a baby
03 Mar 16
Kelp is rich in Iodine in particular and can be eaten or its extracts used to supplement under-active Thyroids!
23 Feb 16
NHS in Northern Ireland
There are many small changes you can make to help the NHS that will also impact positively on your own life. Free health care is a wonderful thing, providing support to those who need it most. It seems that at the moment there’s not a day that goes by without the NHS being in the news.
17 Feb 16
One group of local people including Mark Regan, CEO of Kingsbridge Private Hospital had taken their New Year resolution very seriously and embarked upon a healthy eating challenge for 30 days with the aim of helping them lose weight and also improve their percentage body fat, reducing their waistlines, cholesterol and blood glucose, all in just one month.
17 Feb 16
Northern Ireland’s Favourite Foods
Just How Healthy Are Northern Ireland’s Favourite Foods January 29, 2016 The healthier your lifestyle, the less likely you’ll be to claim on your health insurance policy. This includes re-evaluating what you eat. We wondered what would happen if you ate Northern Ireland’s favourite foods every day.
16 Feb 16
Gluten Free Dairy Free Yumminess!
A great easy throw together pancake recipe (dairy free/gluten free)
09 Feb 16
Tinnitus Awareness Week? TAW is the annual week when the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) tries to raise as much awareness of tinnitus as possible.
09 Feb 16
Do I undress? Not necessary, but I was advised to wear loose comfortable clothing and this is the most important instruction – no metal, either in me or on me! No bra fastenings, jewellery, mobile phones, coins, keys or pens, no watch or hairclips, rings, earrings, belly rings or other piercings (said to me with a straight face).
29 Jan 16
It’s a new year and like most people, we will make resolutions to either exercise, lose weight or improve our appearance in 2016.
26 Jan 16
Pregnant women in the UK should soon get a safer and more accurate test for Down's syndrome on the NHS, to reduce the risk of miscarriage.
15 Jan 16
Interview with Mark Regan
The strange thing is that it's hugely rewarding to make the food from its base produce instead of a tin or jar. The taste is ironically significantly better.
14 Jan 16
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
19 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
15 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
From the production of the egg to the development of the sperm, right through to the birth of a child, the human body carries out a number of actions that are necessary for the reproduction. There are a number of factors that are well known in affecting fertility, age, alcohol intake, smoking and diet.
19 Dec 14
Our Private GP and Private Casualty service will continue to be open during the Christmas period with restricted opening hours. Please call 0845 60 06 352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
18 Dec 14
It is difficult to put insurance payments against a return on investment figure, but with the growing pressure on the National Health Service, combined with the difficulty in getting and keeping skilled staff, H3 Health insurance can have a direct impact on your profitability.
18 Dec 14
If you are having problems conceiving, you are not alone. Around one in every seven couples in the UK are having problems conceiving; this is around 3.5 million people. We explore the issues affecting female fertility.
15 Dec 14
Panto legend John Linehan, known by many as May McFetteridge, recently visited Kingsbridge Private Hospital, part of the 3fivetwo Group, after constant pain in his knee nearly ended his alter ego's career.
12 Dec 14
Tis the season to be jolly – but you can’t feel all festive if you are feeling under par. Health experts Dr Lisa Neligan and Dr Roger Brown of Kingsbridge Private Hospital, part of the 3fivetwo Group, offer some tips on how to keep the gremlins at bay in the run up to Christmas.
12 Dec 14
Due to the unanswered questions surrounding miscarriage a number of myths have developed and spread, resulting in uninformed and untrue ‘miscarriage facts’, continuing to circulate. Dr David Hunter, Consultant Gynaecologist with the 3fivetwo Group takes a look at some of the most common miscarriage myths and tells us if there is any truth in them.
08 Dec 14
Dr Roger Brown talks to us about drinking over the festive season
With Christmas parties now taking place right across the UK, many will be indulging in the usual Christmas festivities. While turkey and ham are guaranteed to make an appearance on every Christmas menu, alcohol is also something that many will be ordering to accompany their meal - often in dangerous quantities.
03 Dec 14
A guide for fathers on coping with miscarriage. It's time to forget the traditional notions of what the man is supposed to do and focus on what matters.
28 Nov 14
Optique Eye & Ear Care today celebrates their first birthday since joining the 3fivetwo Group – Northern Ireland’s leading private medical company. The Belfast store on the Lisburn Road caters customers with the very latest in eye and ear care, including Ireland’s first 4D eye scanner which detects anomalies, including Diabetes, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration that standard optician's equipment cannot detect.
25 Nov 14
Ulster GAA today announced a historic healthcare partnership which will see top Northern Ireland private medical group 3fivetwo provide a range of health services for 90,000 players and 250,000 members across nine counties.
12 Nov 14
Latest figures from 2011 reveal almost 7,000 people in the UK developed oral cancer and sadly 1,800 of those people lost their lives to the disease. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if the cancer was caught early enough.
10 Nov 14
In aid of Mouth Cancer Awareness Month 2014, Dental Excellence is delighted to offer free oral cancer screening health checks at practices throughout Northern Ireland.
05 Nov 14
For over two decades, we’ve often wondered why U2’s Bono has worn sunglasses, especially during his in-studio interviews, but this week the musical frontman finally revealed that it has been due to the chronic eye condition, Glaucoma. Bono, 54, revealed on the BBC1 Graham Norton show that he has suffered from the condition for the last 20 years and that it has made his eyes more sensitive to light.
23 Oct 14
3fivetwo Group advertising scooped the top prize for Best Use of Radio in the recent PANI (Publicity Association of Northern Ireland) Advertising Awards for their emotive ‘Ruth’s Story’ advert as part of a campaign for Origin Fertility Care.
20 Oct 14
Most of us see October as the month of Halloween but it is also recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer has been the number one most common cancer in the UK since 1997 despite the fact that it is quite rare in men. 1 in 8 women will suffer from breast cancer at some stage in their life with the disease being more common in women over the age of 50. This means it is likely that a member of your family could potentially develop the disease, or may have already been diagnosed and going through treatment for breast cancer.
17 Oct 14
Private GP from 3fivetwo Group provides health checks in the community at Belfast’s Fit 4 Life Centre
Private GP with the 3fivetwo Group, Dr Aileen McPhillips recently attended the Fit 4 Life Centre, helping the local community by providing complimentary health checks, including information regarding changes they could make in their lifestyle to improve their health and long term prognosis.
13 Oct 14
Private GP with the 3fivetwo Group, Dr Roger Brown tells us what we need to know about the ebola virus outbreak including travel information for those visiting any of the affected countries.
10 Oct 14
Business Eye in association with the 3fivetwo Group announced the winners of the 2014 Healthcare Awards at a prestigious event held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast to celebrate the best in Northern Ireland’s healthcare sector.
03 Oct 14
Representatives of the 3fivetwo Group are to attend this year’s Commissioning in Healthcare event at the Olympia London. Commissioning in Healthcare 2014 is one of the largest health related events held in the UK and provides guidance, networking opportunities and debate around the new health...
23 Sep 14
As flu (Influenza) season approaches again we are all faced with the decision about whether or not we should try to avoid it by having a preventive vaccination against the flu. In our latest blog, GP Roger Brown advises those of us who should be getting the seasonal vaccination.
16 Sep 14
H3 Health Insurance, Northern Ireland’s first local provider of private health insurance, are delighted to announce sponsorship with Ulster Rugby at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.
12 Sep 14
Business Eye Commercial Director, Brenda Buckley joined Kingsbridge Private Hospital Chief Executive, Mark Regan at Kingsbridge Private Hospital to announce the launch of the Business Eye Healthcare Awards.
02 Sep 14
Origin Fertility Care are delighted to announce their support at the upcoming Infertility Network UK information on Saturday 27th September 2014. The event, which will be held at Queen’s University’s Riddell Hall in Stranmillis, offers the public and professionals the opportunity to find out the latest updates in infertility treatments and support available.
01 Sep 14
Hearing Aid Audiologist Lindsay Gillespie tells us about how Ear Wax, despite being a natural secretion of the ears, can in some cases actually cause a loss of hearing.
21 Aug 14
Dr Deirdre Peake - Consultant Paediatric Neurologist talks to us about EEG tests. EEG helps determine if your childs level of alertness or consciousness is normal, if abnormalities exist, if a patient has a tendency to have seizures or convulsions, and if a patient is likely to have a particular kind of epilepsy.
18 Aug 14
The long and strenuous wait for students is finally over, with A level results being received by hundreds of applicants throughout Northern Ireland yesterday. For many, this day represented the first step that students needed in order to continue in their journey to university, and for many, it leads to the ever important question of, what happens next.
15 Aug 14
Belfast’s Corrymeela Football Club wins a sports medical bag from Kingsbridge Private Hospital worth over £250.
05 Aug 14
Most people are aware of how important it is to protect you and your child’s skin from the effects of sun but how many us are aware of the damaging effect UV radiation from the sun can have on our eyes?
24 Jul 14
Application and Interview Process for 6th Form Students applying to Medical & Dental School
18 Jul 14
We talk to Vascular Consultant and General Surgeon Mr Colin Weir about Varicose Veins and what treatments are available.
16 Jul 14
For many of us, summer can bring with it some health concerns. Doctor Roger Brown talks to us about two of summer’s hottest topics; Hay fever and Sunburn.
09 Jul 14
H3, part of the 3fivetwo Group were honoured to be in attendance at the Irish News Workplace and Employment awards presenting as one of seven sponsors of the event.
01 Jul 14
While most of us are enjoying the current heat wave, 12 million hayfever sufferers are rubbing their eyes and blowing their noses in misery.
24 Jun 14
Londonderry mother-of-two, Michelle McLaughlin, was chronically self-conscious about her teeth until she had life changing treatment
17 Jun 14
Dr Roger Brown - General Practitioner with the 3fivetwo Group talks to us about men's health awareness for National Men's Health Awareness week - 9th-15th June...
09 Jun 14
Cervical Cancer awareness week runs from the 8th-14th of June this year. Dr Frances Stewart, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist talks to us about Ovarian Cancer - part of our HealthStyle Magazine
08 Jun 14
Dr Steve Green, Head Embryologist at Origin Fertility Care, part of the 3fivetwo Group talks to us about male infertility.
About one in three cases of infertility is due to the man alone, and men are involved in infertility in about half the cases seen at Origin Fertility Care. Click here to find out more about male fertility problems...
04 Jun 14
Origin Fertility Care are delighted to announce a free fertility information evening in partnership with Infertility Network UK on 25th June 2014. Register now to secure a place...
28 May 14
Monday 19th May is World Family Doctors day. This is an initiative by WONCA ( The World Organisation of National Colleges Academies, and academic associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians) which was founded in 1972. Amongst it goals are “promoting personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community” as well as developing supportive academic and research programmes for Family Doctors...
19 May 14
Now that the Giro d’Italia Big Start has finished in Ireland after leaving a massive trail of pink success, a lot of us have a new found buzz for the cycling sport. Dr Roger Brown looks at some common health concerns men often have about the sport – that being mainly damage to the prostate, testicles and sperm production.
13 May 14
To mark the Giro d’Italia’s first visit to Northern Ireland, H3 Health Insurance, part of the 3fivetwo Group are excited to announce 10% off when you sign up to H3 Private Health Insurance.
08 May 14
As the 2014 Giro d’Italia Big Start approaches we look at Cycling in Northern Ireland and why safety should come first when you decide to take you and your family out on the road.
07 May 14
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed the announcement that Kingsbridge Private Hospital has been appointed the official medical partner for the 2014 Giro d’Italia Big Start.
30 Apr 14
Kingsbridge Private Hospital announces its role as official medical partner to the 2014 Giro d’Italia Big Start
Kingsbridge Private Hospital, part of the 3fivetwo Group, are proud to announce their involvement in the 2014 Giro D’Italia Big Start as official medical partner.
23 Apr 14
Easter is traditionally associated with eggs. Whether they are the chocolate variety or the kind our experts use to help start new life at Origin Fertility Care, the egg has been humanity's obvious and essential symbol for fertility, birth and growth for a long time.
18 Apr 14
3fivetwo staff recently completed the globally recognised WorldHost customer service training programme
14 Apr 14
Staff at Kingsbridge Private Hospital recently invited a local Brownies club from Moira to help children familiarise themselves with a hospital environment.
11 Apr 14
Dr Steve Green – Head embryologist at Origin Fertility Care tells us how Origin Fertility Care is working to improve pregnancy rates after Assisted Conception
09 Apr 14
3fivetwo Healthcare and the Grand Opera House celebrate recognition at an event held at the Parliament Buildings, Stormont by Arts & Business NI.
01 Apr 14
Vital Nutrition and Lewis Fertility Testing invite you to an information evening, open to healthcare professional and couples seeking guidance on fertility. 1 April 2014
27 Mar 14
Dr Deirdre Peake - Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Kingsbridge Private Hospital talks to us about epilepsy in children
26 Mar 14
Save up to £900 off hearing aids with Optique Eye & Ear Care's Spring 2014 hearing aid sale!
25 Mar 14
National Stop Smoking day has been and gone but at the 3fivetwo Group, we realise that smoking is not only a habit that's hard to break, it's a habit that you can aim to stop at anytime for a healthier future.
19 Mar 14
Recent evidence suggests that men over the age of 50 are very poor at recognising symptoms which are worrying and may be a sign of serious underlying health problems.
03 Mar 14
Dame Judi Dench this week revealed that her eyesight is so bad due to macular degeneration that she struggles to read scripts or watch films.
27 Feb 14
February is often a month in which we don’t know where to focus. The pressure of New Year’s resolutions has either been forgotten or is in full swing. So what’s next and what does this month in 2014 and those months ahead mean for our children’s health?
24 Feb 14
The 3fivetwo Group become one of the first private healthcare companies in the UK to offer the new vaccine. Dr Lisa Neligan tells us why the vaccine is a step forward in the treatment of this deadly disease.
18 Feb 14
February the 14th is not only Valentine’s Day but also Think About Sex Day – the national awareness day to help highlight sexual health.
14 Feb 14
How much do you know about sexual health? Take our quick quiz to find out.
10 Feb 14
3-9 February is Tinnitus Awareness Week. Around 9,000 in Northern Ireland are affected by the condition so badly that many have said that it made their life unbearable and had significant impact on their mental health.
06 Feb 14
Kingsbridge Private Hospital's, Humpty has been visiting local schools to help children understand the benefits of keeping a healthy diet and how to look after their teeth.
05 Feb 14
Join the 3fivetwo Group and get your heart healthy with our Healthy Heart Assessment
04 Feb 14
The 3fivetwo Group have donated medical kits to various schools throughout Northern Ireland to help ensure players had essential equipment for treatment of minor sports injuries.
03 Feb 14
Endometriosis is a condition that affects women, in which the cells that normally line your womb grow outside the lining of your womb. It is most common on your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissues that hold your womb in place.
27 Jan 14
Our GP, Dr Lisa Neligan, shares some of the resolutions she believes should be ones to keep achieving for in 2014.
03 Jan 14
Join the 3fivetwo Group in 2014 for all your health needs
Now that 2014 is officially here, many of us will have already decided on our New Year’s Resolutions – those things in our life that we want to change for the better.
01 Jan 14
The 3fivetwo Group wish you and your family good health in 2014... We've had an exciting year at the 3fivetwo Group and want to thank you for being part of our journey... Click to read more
20 Dec 13
Kingsbridge Private Hospital, part of the 3fivetwo Group is proud to sponsor this years’ pantomime at the Grand Opera House - helping to support the arts and highlight health and wellbeing to over 80,000 people across Northern Ireland.
13 Dec 13
the 3fivetwo Group are delighted to announce our partnership with Optique Eye and Ear Care on the Lisburn Road, Belfast. Optique offers Ireland's first 4D Eye Scanner for the early detection of eye disease and audiology and hearing test services.
12 Dec 13
Origin Fertility Care - part of the 3fivetwo Group are offering anyone having problems getting pregnant the opportunity to have a free fertility consultation worth £250 during December. Click to find out more...
05 Dec 13
Christmas is a time of festive cheer for most of us, and what often follows is indulgence and spoiling ourselves one way or another! Christmas dinner, Christmas parties and lots of temptations with confectionery and alcohol...
02 Dec 13
It is common knowledge the importance of visiting the hygienist and dentist regularly, flossing daily and brushing your teeth at least twice a day, but we should be attentive of our habits! Beverages and food that we consume can damage and stain our teeth and gums.
25 Nov 13
Headaches are a common problem in childhood and it is estimated that ¼ of adolescents suffer weekly headache and 2/3 of the childhood population report one or more headache in the past year. Dr Deirdre Peake fills us in on this problem that affects many children.
15 Nov 13
November each year is set aside to support men with cancer and support male cancer research. The tradition that has developed is that men all over the country will grow a Moustache during the month of November
06 Nov 13
Dr Noel Heasley from Origin Fertility Care joined Ruth Spiers on the Frank Micthell show on u105 to talk about infertility and Ruth's story about receiving successful treatment.
31 Oct 13
Infertility affects a large number of people worldwide - around 1 in 6 will have problems trying to conceive. This video features a real testimony from one of our patients called Ruth. Ruth had successful IVF treatment with Origin Fertility Care and went on to have a baby boy.
28 Oct 13
3fivetwo Maxillofacial Consultant Mr Eiad Qudairat and Dentist Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Lorenzo A M Arpaia, recently presented at the 2013 Study Club held in the 3fivetwo Training Academy showcasing some of the life changing dental and facial surgery being performed at The 3fivetwo Group.
22 Oct 13
Staff from The 3fivetwo Group, Northern Ireland's largest private health provider, celebrated at the 2013 UTV Business Eye Awards where they picked up the top title of Company of the Year.
16 Oct 13
We caught up with Dental Hygienist, Fabiola Olival from Dental Excellence, part of The 3fivetwo Group to talk to her about maintaining and improving your dental hygiene.
04 Oct 13
The Specialist Dental Clinic works in association with the award winning Dental Excellence Group. Located in the heart of Holywood the practice treats patients from across the U.K. and Ireland. Winner of the highly sought after ‘Best New Business’ award at the prestigious Bangor Business Awards on Friday night we had a quick chat with practice manager Pauline McCullough about their success and what they hope to achieve in the future.
02 Oct 13
October 2013 is Beast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is a cancer that can kill women (and a few men) but it also a cancer that presents itself usually at an early stage, and that gives Breast specialists a chance to cure it in many cases. If it is there, and women do not look for it, they will miss a wonderful opportunity to give themselves a great chance of a cure.
01 Oct 13
Mayobridge Gaelic Club has become the latest local sports club to receive a Medical Kit bag worth £250 from Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast, which is part of The 3fivetwo Group...
27 Sep 13
Sunday 29th is World Heart Day which aims to highlight how important keeping a healthy heart is to a worldwide audience...
26 Sep 13
Having a child who is sick or needs access to medical treatment can be one of the most stressful aspects of being a parent. Whether it’s a broken arm or a few stitches, a trip to A&E or the GP is an inescapable part of life when caring for your children...
18 Sep 13
Dental Excellence - part of The 3fivetwo Group are offering a pioneering new stem cell collection service in Northern Ireland, in conjunction with Precious Cells, that could offer patients lifesaving treatment in the future.
13 Sep 13
The 3fivetwo Group join Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster in launch of Connected Health Research centre
Representatives from The 3fivetwo Group in Northern Ireland joined Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster the launch of the multimillion pound Connected Health Research centre that was officially launched today at the University of Ulster's Jordanstown campus.
03 Sep 13
Mr Mark Taylor, Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon at Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast - part of The 3fivetwo Group, and the Mater, will take on the challenge of a lifetime by participating in “The Raid Alpine,” a cycling route for road bikers starting from Geneva to Nice over the course of 10 days; all in aid of the charity, Bowel Cancer UK.
02 Sep 13
Read The 3fivetwo Group's Premier Health Magazine
The first edition of Northern Ireland's premier health magazine launched in 2013. A feature rich magazine with a wide range of health related articles that will appeal to varying age groups, HealthStyle magazine makes health relevant to a modern reader who cares about making the right health choices. Brought to you by the leading Northern Ireland private healthcare company - The 3fivetwo Group.
28 Aug 13
Health concerns can leave you feeling worried, stressed and can affect your personal and work life.
23 Aug 13
The study club aims to host six evening seminars throughout the latter half of 2013 which will combine core topics of clinical education alongside business development with relaxed, social networking...
22 Aug 13
This year’s summer exam results are due to be released next week and for thousands of university applicants throughout Northern Ireland, the wait has been long and arduous.
14 Aug 13
Giving competitors access to expert medical advice on-site from the Athletes Village
The 2013 World Police and Fire Games have officially begun with Dame Mary Peters and a host of other talent from around the world attending the official Opening Ceremony at the Kings Hall. For many participants of the Games, this is their first visit to Northern Ireland and Dr Raj Shah, a Cardiologist from Langhorne, Pennsylvania is no exception.
07 Aug 13
We share some interesting facts and figures about the 2013 WPFG
The WPFG are under way and crowds have flocked from near and far to watch this exciting sporting event. As official Medical Partner for the 2013 games, Kingsbridge Private Hospital has provided 30 Physiotherapists who are currently providing medical support for the competitors. Competitors are also availing of the Five Star facilities at Kingsbridge Private Hospital for Private Casualty and Private GP service which is catering to attendees from over 70 countries who have come to support the games.
05 Aug 13
Kingsbridge Private Hospital already helping competitors of the 2013 WPFG
The 2013 WPFG has officially opened after a fantastic opening ceremony at the King's Hall in Belfast where the competing athletes were the centre of everyone's attention. Kingsbridge Private Hospital is proud to be a Silver Sponsor and Official Medical Partner of the 2013 WPFG.
02 Aug 13
Official Medical Partner and Silver Sponsor of the 2013 Games
The Odyssey Arena is hosting the ice-hockey tournaments and Silver Sponsor of the WPFG, Kingsbridge Private Hospital, has provided a team of mobile physiotherapists who will be on site at the games assisting the teams with medical treatment and advice for competitors.
01 Aug 13
We look ahead of what tomorrow's opening ceremony will bring
Kingsbridge Private Hospital is proud to be a Silver sponsor and official medical partner of the 2013 WPFG. It's not often that Northern Ireland gets to celebrate and participate in a sporting event of this kind.
31 Jul 13
RoSPA and 3fivetwo Training Academy join forces to help meet the needs of Northern Ireland’s childminders
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in Ireland and 3fivetwo Training Academy have teamed up to provide childminders with essential health and safety training to help boost knowledge and skills.
30 Jul 13
The world celebrates the announcement of a new prince
Last night Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge celebrated the arrival of a baby boy.
23 Jul 13
While the sun is out it's important to have adequate protection. Sometimes prevention isn't enough though. Learn how to spot skin cancer and take action.
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer seen in the UK. It is also one of the most treatable, depending on its type and if it is diagnosed early enough.
19 Jul 13
What makes a successful business?
Tomorrow night sees Leah Totton and Luisa Zissman battle it out on the final of BBC’s Apprentice for a £250,000 business investment from Lord Sugar.
16 Jul 13
Charlotte Brosnan, daughter of Pierce Brosnan passed away after losing her fight with ovarian cancer
Pierce Brosnan’s daughter, Charlotte, sadly passed away last week at the age of 42 after a 4 year-long battle with ovarian cancer.
08 Jul 13
Kingsbridge 'takes care' of 2013 World Police and Fire Games
Dame Mary Peters visited Kingsbridge Private Hospital ahead of this year’s World Police and Fire Games being held in Northern Ireland.
05 Jul 13
Find out how to cope with this painful condition and what treatments are available
Endometriosis is a condition that causes very painful and often heavy periods. It occurs when small pieces of the womb lining appear outside the womb and can be found in areas such as the bladder, ovaries and fallopian tube. The condition can cause scar tissue in these areas and, in serious cases, leaves women with serous pelvic and abdomen pains.
02 Jul 13
Why using an expert medical professional for cosmetic surgery is so important
Last night’s Tonight Show: The Real Cost of Beauty on ITV/UTV highlighted the dangers many women are putting themselves in by using dermal fillers and Botox injections that are being administered by people with no medical expertise.
28 Jun 13
Making the difference in an emergency with 3fivetwo Training Academy
Over 80,000 people die of coronary heart disease every year in the UK. In some of those cases, performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) could have been the difference between life and death.
25 Jun 13
Couple have their first scan at 3fivetwo Healthcare
Ulster heart-throb Jamie Dornan and his beautiful new wife Amelia Warner are celebrating news that they are to have a baby.
24 Jun 13
3fivetwo Healthcare - Helping you get a good nights sleep
Sunday is Father's Day and fathers around the world will be receiving a little extra appreciation from their little, or big, ones for those extra miles they've put in over the year...
15 Jun 13
3fivetwo Healthcare - The first in Ireland to offer this new service
News outlets last week reported on a new test for Down's Syndrome currently on trial in the UK. What they failed to report is that this test is already available to expectant mothers and 3fivetwo Healthcare are the first to make it available in Ireland...
14 Jun 13
Planning the trip of a lifetime?
At the 3fivetwo Travel Clinic in Kingsbridge Private Hospital, we provide a full range of vaccinations covering every country in the world. Our fast track service is tailored to meet your individual needs so that you are fully prepped for your holiday adventure.
12 Jun 13
Look after your sexual health
05 Jun 13
Male health screening
Last week we updated our blog following the news that Angelina Jolie recently underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her risks of breast cancer...
20 May 13
Over 48,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK...
14 May 13
Speak to the 3fivetwo Doctor Online TODAY!
Did you know the average person spends 5 years of their life waiting...
04 Apr 13
Medical tourism for Northern Ireland
Monaco is the centre of the medical tourism world this week, so that’s where we are going!
20 Mar 13
What the case of Fabrice Muamba means for us
Fabrice Muamba was on The Nolan Show on BBC 1 Northern Ireland this week looking fit and healthy following his heart scare at White Hart Lane.
15 Feb 13
Looking after your heart this Valentine's Day
So it’s that time of year again… hearts are everywhere!
14 Feb 13
The 3fivetwo Group Website Has Arrived
After much hard work, time and effort, I am delighted to say… The 3fivetwo Group website is live!
10 Dec 12