The Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and its staff can celebrate after winning a national award for the second time.
The Golden Hip is presented to the Scottish hospital with the highest overall performance and care standard for hip fracture patients.
Since the award began in 2016, the hospital has won twice. The hospital is setting a high bar for others across the country.
Accepting the award on behalf of the orthopaedic team, Lead Consultant Rashid Abu-Rajab said:
“We are delighted to receive this national award again and it is down to the hard work of the whole team.
“The RAH has a proactive multidisciplinary group led by the orthopaedic department. This team is dedicated to optimising the care of hip fracture patients, while assisting them to preserve their ability to retain independence.
“This is crucial to ensure that people who fracture their hip return to where they live as quickly and as safely as possible, especially at a time in their lives where life is even more precious.”
More than 6,000 patients are admitted to hospital with hip fractures in Scotland each year. According to NHS Scotland, hip fracture one of the most common, serious orthopaedic injuries to affect the elderly.
The Care for Hip Fracture Patients standards are audited at a national level, encouraging best practice across Scotland. Results of this audit are presented in the Scottish Hip Fracture annual audit report.
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