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The orthopaedics team on Kent Ward provide care for patients who have had hip and knee replacements. The team includes orthopaedic surgeons, anaesthetists and nursing staff and all have been nominated by a colleague for their ‘excellent’ work to create a same day discharge service for patients receiving total hip replacement surgery.
Bridlington has become one of the few centres in the country to deliver this service, which now also includes knee replacement. The team are praised for their hard work to ensure that protocols are in place to deliver this ‘inspirational’ service to patients.
It has improved patient experience for patients who do not need to stay overnight in hospital and has saved money for the Trust in terms of throughput. Described as ‘ground-breaking’ - a real achievement for Bridlington as a centre of excellence in orthopaedics.
18 June 2019