Hip fracture team remain top rated for tenth year


100 per cent of patients visiting the unit received a prompt assessment

For the tenth year running the Hip Fracture Team at the Horton General Hospital has been named one of the top hospitals in the country.   As last year, it met all of its best practice criteria for nearly 92 per cent of patients – the average nationally has fallen slightly to 54 per cent.

The latest figures were published in the annual National Hip Fracture Audit, which compared the performance of 164 trauma units in England and Wales in 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report showed that 100 per cent of patients visiting the unit at the Horton received a prompt assessment.   89 per cent received prompt surgery – the national average was 59 per cent.

Sam Anand, Lead Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Horton, said: “We always look forward to this annual review of our hip fracture services at the Horton. These results go to show the expertise and commitment of all our team, which is especially rewarding when you consider this report covers the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Hip fractures are very common, and they’re often suffered by elderly or frail people who need rapid care. We’re really pleased we can help them in such an efficient and effective way.”

Jonathan Young, Divisional Director of Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Trauma, Specialist Surgery, Children’s and Neonates, said: “Once again, we’re very proud of the work our Trauma team at the Horton undertakes for these patients, who benefit from such rapid and expert surgery. These results are testament to the commitment, care, and compassion shown by the entire team.

“I’m delighted to see that patients being looked after by our team at the Horton could receive such excellent care at what is still a very challenging time for the NHS.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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