10 January 2018
A Macclesfield hospital has topped the league for hip replacement quality in a survey put to NHS patients throughout England.
The Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are gathered at NHS Hospitals and private hospitals providing care under the NHS e-Referral Service.
Using survey information collected between April 2016 to March 2017 Spire Regency Hospital in West Street, Macclesfield, came out on top after patients answered 12 questions assessing health gain following hip replacement surgery.
PROMs have been used to measure health improvement for over ten years and provide an indication of the outcomes and quality of care delivered to patients who have received NHS-funded care.
Spire Regency Hospital Director Sue Dobson described the findings as tremendous news for the hospital and all the people involved with it.
She said: “The PROMs survey is well respected throughout the healthcare service in this country and to be at the top is a testament to the care and dedication we show in helping our patients back to health.”
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Keith Barnes added: “It comes as no surprise to me that Spire Regency has been ranked as the best for hip replacements, considering the skills, dedication and caring nature of all the staff involved. The hospital provides a safe, clean and caring environment for patients and staff alike and I would thoroughly recommend the hospital to all, including friends and family.”
Other surgery assessed by the PROMs includes groin hernias, varicose veins and knee replacements.