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Hip, hip, hooray for West Suffolk Hospital care




West Suffolk Hospital has been rated the best in the country for hip fracture care for the second year running.

The Bury St Edmunds hospital’s trust made the top spot in the best practice criteria of the National Hip Fracture Database.

It shows that 93.9 per cent of patients had surgery on the day of, or the day after, admission against an average of 70.1 per cent.

Lisa Andrews, advanced nurse practitioner, Trixie Douglas, trauma nurse practitioner, Mr Samuel Parsons, clinical lead for hip fractures, Helen Dockerill, orthopaedic physiotherapist, and Kasia Bojarska, orthopaedic data and information officer. Just some of the multidisciplinary staff team involved in hip fracture treatment and care, including doctors, specialist nurses, trauma practitioners, and orthopaedic, elderly medicine, and rehabilitation teams.
Lisa Andrews, advanced nurse practitioner, Trixie Douglas, trauma nurse practitioner, Mr Samuel Parsons, clinical lead for hip fractures, Helen Dockerill, orthopaedic physiotherapist, and Kasia Bojarska, orthopaedic data and information officer. Just some of the multidisciplinary staff team involved in hip fracture treatment and care, including doctors, specialist nurses, trauma practitioners, and orthopaedic, elderly medicine, and rehabilitation teams.

Meanwhile, 98.9 per cent received a physiotherapy assessment by the day after surgery compared to an average of 95.4 per cent.

Mr Samuel Parsons, clinical lead for hip fractures at West Suffolk, said: “Patient care is our priority and it is our organised, hard-working, multidisciplinary team approach that enables us to deliver such an effective hip fracture service to our patients.”



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