One in seven operations are being cancelled on the day of surgery at overstretched hospitals, data shows. And one in 10 patients attending a planned operation have already had it axed at least once before. Patients needing to be kept in for a few days after were more than three times as likely to have their procedure cancelled. Operations at hospitals with an A&E were five times more likely to be axed. Prof Cliff Shearman, vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said: “It is very worrying that patients requiring critical care after planned surgery are more likely to encounter difficulties. “It also demonstrates how emergency pressures and admissions adversely affect other parts of the hospital.” The findings are from a snapshot study of the whole NHS in one week, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. The Royal College of Anaesthetists and University College London used data from 90% of UK hospitals on inpatient cancellations. Of 26,171 ops … [Read more...] about One in seven ops cancelled on day of surgery at stretched hospitals, data shows
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Video Sophie Wright is Britain's first female junior European mountain bike champion. Picture: Ian Burt Archant 2017 It’s been a dramatic year for Norfolk cycling star Sophie Wright but it’s finishing on a high, as one of the newest members of British Cycling’s senior squad told David Freezer, as she sets her sights on an exciting 2018. Sophie Wright at one of her favourite training spots in the Norfolk countryside. Picture: Ian BurtCycling prodigy Sophie Wright is used to climbing hills on her bike but this year those inclines have seemed just that bit steeper – after two rounds of heart surgery.The 18-year-old’s difficult year is finishing on a high though, after being named in British Cycling’s senior mountain bike squad for the first time.That follows the Horsford cyclist becoming Great Britain’s first ever junior female European mountain bike (MTB) champion, on Huskvarna Mountain in Sweden in May 2016, showing why she was a … [Read more...] about After two heart surgeries and a broken shoulder blade Norfolk cycling star Sophie Wright is named in British Cycling’s senior mountain bike squad
IT is major surgery that can take up to a year to fully recover from. But how long does a hip replacement take and how much does the surgery cost? Here's what you need to know. How long does a hip replacement take and how is it done? A hip replacement is a common type of surgery where a damaged hip joint is swapped with an artificial replacement. The surgery can be carried out either under a general anaesthetic or an epidural and the surgery typically takes between 60 to 90 minutes to carry out. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision into the hip, removes the damaged joint and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal alloy or ceramic. A modern artificial hip joint should last the patient for at least 15 years. What happened to Prince Philip? Prince Philip was admitted to London's King Edward VII Hospital on April 3, for a hip operation, which took place today. The surgery was a success and he's "comfortable and in good spirits", Buckingham Palace has said. … [Read more...] about How long does a hip replacement op take, what’s the cost and recovery time of Prince Philip’s surgery and does it scar?
PHC also issued show-cause notices to 11 hospitals for poor hospital waste management 0SHARES Share Tweet Email PHC suspends surgeries in 11 hospitals PHOTO: EXPRESS LAHORE: The Punjab Healthcare Commission suspended surgeries in nine private hospitals and issued show-cause notices to 23 healthcare establishments for not implementing minimum service delivery standards (MSDS). The PHC teams inspected 23 private hospitals in Lahore and Gujranwala districts. The PHC had also issued show-cause notices to 11 hospitals for poor hospital waste management. Out of the inspected hospitals, one each operation theatre of seven hospitals and two each were of two HCEs where surgeries had been suspended. Two operation theaters were of Saadan Hospitals, while one each was of Kalsoom Hospital, Geo Hospital, Al-Raazi Healthcare and Anwar Hospital of Lahore. From the Gujranwala district, there two operation theaters of Friends Surgical Hospital and one each of Swiss … [Read more...] about Violation of Act: PHC suspends surgeries in 11 hospitals
0 Have your say Health chiefs have voted on the future of services at South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital A crunch meeting took place today at which representatives from both NHS South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Sunderland CCG in public to decide on how hospital services should be run at the two sites.Related: Campaigners' anger as health chiefs vote to move hospital services from South Tyneside to SunderlandThe bodies said their decisions today would mean more people will survive a stroke, mothers can choose to have their baby in a new holistic birthing centre, and sick children will have access to the right paediatric doctors and nurses under reforms which would make "vulnerable local health services in South Tyneside and Sunderland safe for the future".They decided:Stroke services • All hyperacute and acute stroke care to be combined and based at Sunderland Royal Hospital• Patients from both South Tyneside and … [Read more...] about Health chiefs vote on future of maternity, stroke and paediatric services at South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals