Return to the homepage

The latest report by the Royal College of Physicians, detailing outcomes for patients admitted to 182 hospitals in England with a hip fracture in 2013, shows that Ashford & St Peter's was in the top 16 Trusts for achieving 'Best Practice' in a range of criteria including operations within 36 hours of admission and a multi-disciplinary approach (doctors, nurses and therapists working together) to assessment and after-care.

Three year data (2011-13) showed that the Trust has a low mortality for hip fracture patients and was in the top 12 performing Trusts in the country. The average length of stay in hospital is also falling steadily for the Trust's hip-fracture patients, now around 18 days, which is better for patients.

Consultant Ortho-geriatrician at the Trust, Dr Radcliffe Lisk said: "We are delighted that all the thought and hard work the Trust has put in over the past three years to improving outcomes for our elderly and vulnerable patients has been recognised.

Hip fracture is one of the most serious consequences of falls in the elderly. Patients with hip fractures have complex medical, surgical and rehabilitation needs and we are demonstrating that a well-coordinated multidisciplinary team approach is essential for the best outcome."

 

Add your feedback

Latest News

Find out more

Trust in top rank for safe care of hip fracture patients

The latest report by the National Hip Fracture Database, detailing outcomes for patients admitted to 177 hospitals in England with a hip fracture in 2016 has been released.

 

Find out more

GUM and Sexual Health Services

From 1st October, there was a change in the organisation providing sexual health and HIV services that were provided from the Blanche Heriot Unit. The new provider is Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).

 

Find out more

Trust Pledges to End PJ Paralysis

Older patients at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were encouraged to ‘get up, get dressed and get moving’ last week as part of the Trust’s week-long series of events to highlight its commitment to ending pyjama paralysis.

 

Suzanne's Message

Meet our new chairman

Welcome to my latest video message, where this month I have enjoyed ‘interviewing’ our new Chairman, Andy Field. I thought you would be interested to hear Andy’s thoughts on his first few weeks with Team ASPH and to learn more about his background and his ambitions for us in the future ... watch this week's message