Top of the league

Spire Washington Hospital is celebrating after coming top for knee replacements in a national patient survey

Washington-based Spire Hospital has topped the league for knee 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 Washington Hospital, in Rickleton, came out on top after patients answered 12 questions that assessed their 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, describes the findings as tremendous news for the hospital and all the people involved with it.

He says: “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. It is a great example of how we – the local private hospital – are supporting our local NHS trusts and working closely together.”

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Parvin Bansal adds: “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 surgery assessed by the PROMs includes groin hernias, varicose veins and hip replacements.

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For more information or to book an appointment, call Spire Washington Hospital on: 0191 448 9514
www.spirehealthcare.com

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