PATIENTS needing broken-hip surgery in Calderdale get some of the best care in the country.
The Dr Foster Hospital Guide, published this week, singled out Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as among the best for patients needing neck of femur reatment.
The report praised the trust - which runs Calderdale Royal Hospital - for its rate of operations within two days of patients’ admission.
In 2007, the British Orthopeadic Assocation recommended hip fracture patients be operated on within 48 hours to reduce the risk of death.
The trust has a special team of doctors, nurses, therapists and managers who have worked on improving the timing of femur care.
Associate director of nursing Clare Brearley said “We know that to have the best recovery, patients need to be operated on as soon as possible so we aim for the surgery within 24-36 hours of patients coming into A&E.
“We are delighted the care here – a huge team effort – has been recognised in this way.”
Medical director David Wise said: “The performance reported for the trust in this hospital guide reflects the good service provided by the trust to our local population. We continue to strive to improve care to all patients.”