13 October 2017
Spire Washington Hospital in Rickleton came out on top in the Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) for knee replacement surgery, using survey information collected between April 2016 to March 2017.
Patients at NHS Hospitals and private hospitals (providing care under the NHS e-Referral Service) answered 12 questions which assessed health gain following knee 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 Washington Hospital Director, Andrew Johnson described the findings as tremendous news for the hospital and all the people involved with it.
He 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 Parvin Bansal added: “It comes as no surprise to me that Spire Washington Hospital has been ranked as the best for total knee 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 surgeries assessed by the PROMs includes groin hernias, varicose veins and hip replacements.