patient safety in hospital clinic

Seeing an ENT specialist in a hospital outpatient clinic during the coronavirus pandemic can make a patient feel understandably worried about their safety. We are committed to providing a first-class service to our patients and it’s our job to reassure patients that it is safe to be seen by Mr Kirkland. We understand that patients […]

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We are pleased to offer a new ear de-wax clinic at the Spire Sussex Hospital, Hastings.  As many of the local GP surgeries have recently stopped offering this service, you will now be able to have ear microsuction in the safe, clean and COVID-secure environment of the Spire Sussex Hospital. Ear wax removal by microsuction […]

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As we have previously posted:   (https://www.theentclinic.co.uk/2020/04/02/covid-19-symptoms-loss-of-sense-of-smell-and-taste/), the loss of smell and taste has been added to the UK’s official list of COVID-19 symptoms along with a fever and a persistent cough.  A fever is easy to test for, but how do you test for loss of smell? Research has discovered that a sudden and […]

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Are you spending more time on work calls or listening to music through in-ear headphones? If so, you could be causing damage to your ears. Earphones carry dirt and bacteria which transfer directly to your ears. You may suffer an allergic reaction or develop a rash or infection. A build-up of ear wax is also […]

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As the lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease, we are now able to perform outpatient procedures within clinic appointments. We take patient safety extremely seriously and fully comply with the current government guidelines regarding safety for patients. Please read the safety guidelines below for patients who book a face to face appointment with us. We […]

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The stress of living under lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our usual sleep patterns, the National Sleep Foundation has reported. Are you sleepy during the day, and unable to sleep or are wakeful during the night? This could just be due to the stress that lockdown is causing  – or it could be […]

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Spending time outdoors is so important for our health and mental wellbeing.  Whilst some of us are unable to spend time outdoors during the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us are in fact spending more time outside, taking exercise, in gardens or on balconies. Did you know that a sunny day in winter or spring can […]

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With the hay fever season well under way, symptoms are now affecting those of us who suffer from it. During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s important to bear in mind that if you have a cough or itchy throat, it could be down to pollen and not coronavirus. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to […]

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The current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all. The private hospitals are now assisting the NHS, providing much needed extra resources at this time. This means that the Spire Hospital in Hastings is no longer offering outpatient clinics. However, we are open and happy to see private patients, including children, via […]

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, it has been reported from multiple countries around the world that a significant number of patients contracting the virus have noticed a reduction in their sense of smell and taste. In some people with COVID-19, this may be the only symptom. However, fever and cough are still the main symptoms. […]

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Coronavirus update:

Mr Kirkland offers both video and face to face consultations for his patients. If you are elderly, vulnerable or shielding, a video consultation in the first instance can be beneficial. Quite often, we are able to instigate treatment or investigations following video consultation. If you are happy to be seen in a face to face consultation, we follow strict hospital guidelines regarding COVID-19 to prioritise patient and staff safety.