Hospital top for knee replacement ops
A hospital has topped the league for knee-replacement quality in a survey put to patients throughout England.
The Patient Reported Outcome Measures (Proms) are gathered at NHS Hospitals and private hospitals providing care.
Using survey information collected between April 2016 to March 2017, Spire Washington Hospital in Rickleton, came out on top after patients answered 12 questions assessing health gain following knee-replacement surgery.
Proms have been used to measure health improvement for more than 10 years and provide an indication of the outcomes and quality of care delivered to patients who have received NHS-funded care.
Spire Hospital director Andrew Johnson said: “To be at the top is a testament to the care and dedication we show in helping our patients back to health.”