Latest Fittleworth News

Campaign to improve access to disabled toilets for all Ostomists

By Ken Edwards Wessex Stoma Support Group are working with Crohns and Colitis UK and the Colostomy Association to ensure disabled toilets across the UK meet the needs of Ostomists. By adding items like a coat hook for hanging bags, shelf space to place stoma appliances and accessories and a bin to dispose of the […]

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The Fittleworth Way

By Peter Waller Human Resources Director. At Fittleworth we are really proud of our culture. We believe that the quality of our service doesn’t just come from the systems we invest in or the controls we put around our processes but also, and perhaps more importantly, it comes from the way our staff view and […]

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Living life to the full after prostate surgery

By Jeff Palmer It was early 2012 and I was feeling rather good with myself.  I was 65 years of age, was cycling 50 to 60 miles twice a week and playing bass guitar in a 50s and 60s Rock and Roll band. I don’t remember why I went to see my GP but during […]

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Fittleworth Team take part in South Down Trek and raise Thousands for Local Hospice

On the 8th of October a team of eight Fittleworth employees took part in the South Downs Trek which is a 21 mile hike across the South Downs. The day started at 6.00 a.m. at Northbrook College where we travelled by coaches to Devils Dyke to start our mission at 8.00 a.m. Within the first […]

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It’s amazing who you meet!

            Whilst on maternity leave earlier this year, Michelle Habgood, one of our Dispensing Relationship Managers went to a lot of baby groups in her local area. During one of these groups, she started talking to a wonderful, friendly woman called Diana and was shocked to find out she was […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

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First Class Entry wins Christmas Card Competition

A budding artist is set to have her work sent out across the UK after winning our Christmas card competition. Connie, aged 8 from Yorkshire had her card picked from lots of other entries. It will now be used as our festive card and will be sent out to over 40,000 clients and nurses across the […]

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Bladder Cancer and Ketamine

Increasing numbers of young recreational drug users are experiencing damage to their urinary systems, including bladder cancer following frequent use of the Class B drug Ketamine. This drug has many legitimate uses, both in humans and in animals, notably horses. It may be used as an anaesthetic or as an analgesic, and is also used […]

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My Life with a Urostomy

By Beth Fentress Hallmark Nashville, United States of America Since I was two years of age I have lived with a urostomy, I am now almost fifty-two years old. I was born in America in October 1964, to my parents who just ten months earlier, had been told that my sister then just over two […]

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Vanessa Bewley – My 50K Thames Path Walking Challenge

Earlier this year, my friend and colleague Cheryl Thomas from Dansac agreed to sign up for the 50K Thames Path Walking Challenge, to help raise funds for the Beating Bowel Cancer Charity. This was certainly a huge challenge for me as I am not the greatest fan of walking. And after completing one of my […]

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