This morning, BBC analysis reports that the number of patients on hospital wards in England has been at unsafe levels at nine in 10 NHS trusts this winter. Hospitals are under guidance to have no more than 85% of beds occupied in order to reduce the risk of infections and delays. However with increased demand from both UK and overseas patients, 137 out of 152 hospital trusts have been above that level since the start of December.
Local Croydon hospital BMI Shirley Oaks has been commended for the high standards of care within its endoscopy department. The unit has been awarded the Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accreditation, a national award set up to quality assure endoscopy units and ensure high standards of care in patient experience, training and the workforce.
An innovative approach which teams microbiologists, pharmacists, critical care anaesthetists and surgeons, along with physiotherapists and nursing staff, to improve the outcome for patients undergoing complex hip and knee replacements has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
Patients attending BMI The Runnymede Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey, can be assured of consistently good quality care delivered in a smooth-running hospital by staff who are motivated to provide the best possible outcomes for them.
January is Love Your Liver month, the annual national awareness campaign from the British Liver Trust aimed at promoting education on liver health and the impact of lifestyle.