|Ashford and St Peter’s top for hip fracture care|
|Written by Communications Team|
Latest figures from the National Hip Fracture Database Report for 2012 show that Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the best in the country for providing top quality care for patients with hip fractures.
Consultant Orthogeriatrician at the Trust, Radcliffe Lisk, explains more: “Hip fracture, also known as a broken hip, is a common, serious injury in older people that can bring loss of mobility and independence. We know that the quicker we operate on a fractured hip, and the quicker we get a patient back on their feet after the operation, the better a patient’s chance of recovery. At Ashford and St. Peter’s we work very hard to ensure that this group of patients get the care and treatment they need and I'm very proud that we came top nationally in providing best practice to our hip fracture patients.”
The national database is a way for all Trusts across the country to record data on how they are performing – for example how quickly patients go to surgery, access to specialist staff and treatment, how long patients spend in hospital – which is then compared at a national level so that hospitals can measure and improve their performance, providing an even better service for patients.
The latest report was published this week and is based on data collected from over 59,000 cases from 180 hospitals across the country. The report demonstrates an excellent performance by Ashford and St. Peter’s in caring for patients with hip fractures, including being: