Horder Centre well above national average for joint operation outcomes

Published: 11/12/2013

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Health statistics have revealed The Horder Centre is consistently achieving well above the national average for hip operation outcomes.

Since the start of the Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) programme, which records the percentage of patients who see an improvement in their condition after their operation, The Horder Centre has consistently achieved an outcome score of 99.8% for its hip operations. This is well above the national average.

In 2011/2012 The Horder Centre was just one of three hospitals in the country to receive this score. In addition, the Centre has also received better than average outcomes for knee replacement operations.
The PROMs data, co-ordinated by the Department of Health, is collected to assess the quality of care delivered to NHS patients from the patient perspective.

The Centre’s achievement was reported in the recent edition of the leading health care magazine Laing’s Health Market News and it has been previously recognised by the prestigious Dr Foster Hospital Guide as being amongst the top providers for total knee and hip replacements in England.

Horder Healthcare Director of Clinical Services, Rachel Dixon, said: “The PROMs data is a valuable way of assessing outcomes for patients and we are very proud to have consistently achieved a score of 99.8% since the programme has been running. The entire team at The Horder Centre works very hard to maintain this standard for all our patients so it is fantastic to see this reflected in patient outcomes.”

Mike Fordyce, Consultant hip surgeon and MAC Chairman of The Horder Centre said: “The Horder Centre achieves excellent outcomes for its patients because everyone strives to ensure that each patient receives outstanding care and is treated as an individual. It is great to be part of that team.”