Family 19th January 2021

MY LITTLE MIRACLES

Karen Marks’ dream had always been to become a mum, but she knew it wasn’t going to be easy. With the help of medical technology, she has overcome the obstacles that she faced and closed 2020 with the family she ...

by Comms Team

Family 18th March 2020

Supporting premature babies & their parents

Scottish Member of Parliament David Linden has experienced twice what it’s like to have a child born prematurely. “It’s an incredibly traumatic experience,” he tells This Is MedTech. Although both of David’s children arrived six weeks early, ...

by Karen Finn

Family 15th November 2019

When your bundle of joy arrives early

Six weeks before her baby’s due date, Holly Matthews went into hospital to get a headache checked out, not knowing she was going to become a mum much sooner than expected. “They did some tests like blood pressure and ...

by Karen Finn

Family 15th April 2019

When a C-section is the safest birth option

When you’re pregnant, there’s a lot of talk about the “birth plan” – basically a blueprint for how you’d like the baby’s delivery to go in an ideal scenario. But sometimes life doesn’t cooperate and that’...

by Comms Team

Family 25th April 2018

Getting to grips with eczema

I’d never seen it this bad. Jessie was covered in rash and scratching nonstop. My 12-year-old daughter was having her worst ever flare-up of eczema (or atopic dermatitis), an inherited skin condition that disrupts the skin’s barrier and ...

by Karen Finn

Family 30th March 2018

The Gadget Man supports twins with autism

In his job as ‘The Gadget Man’ Matt Porter tests and reviews cool techie stuff, but gadgets also play a critical role in his personal life. They support the unique needs of his 7-year-old twins James and Grace, who have ...

by Comms Team

Family 3rd May 2017

Maintaining your lifestyle with telehealth

When you’re a busy working mum with kidney failure, the last thing you have time for is dialysis in hospital three days a week. Lucy Ward was in this position until she found the perfect solution with remote monitoring. ...

by Karen Finn

Family 2nd January 2017

10 ways to boost health literacy

These simple tricks can improve patients’ ability to understand health information Roughly one in two people in Europe have health literacy problems, according to a study of eight European countries. As outlined in an earlier post, this is an important ...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 2nd January 2017

Sometimes all you need is a bear

A few years ago, 12-year-old Campbell Remess came up with a brilliant way to help sick kids in hospital. At the time, Campbell, or “Bumble” as most people call him, asked his mum Sonya if he could buy toys for ...

by Karen Finn