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News Headline Got a cough that won’t go away? Then get checked out say Macmillan lung nurses - 05/11/2007

Macmillan lung nurses in Southport and Ormskirk during November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month are urging people not to delay in getting checked out if they have a cough that won’t go away or unusual chest pains.

Sue Summerfield & Janet Thompson, Macmillan lung nurses based at Southport and Formby District General Hospital are holding information awareness displays at both Southport and Ormskirk District General Hospitals during November. They are among Macmillan Cancer Support’s 184 lung cancer nurses.

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News Headline Healthcare Commission Standards - 18/10/2007
The Healthcare Commissions latest ratings in the Annual Health check have shown that Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust have either fully met or achieved all bar three of the standards against which Trusts are measured to judge Quality of Service. (full story)
News Headline Would you like to help improve patient services? - 21/09/2007
There is a small but dedicated team of volunteers known as the Patient Experience Group whose aim is to improve the experience of patients using the hospital services by involving them, their cares and members of the public in what we do. (full story)
News Headline Non-executive Director re-appointed to the Board - 10/09/2007
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is pleased to announce that Mrs Jackie Citarella has been re-appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Trust Board from 1 September 2007. Mrs Citarella first joined the Trust as a Non-executive Director in September 2003, and she has been re-appointed to serve until August 2011. (full story)
News Headline Celebration at Neonatal Unit as baby reaches 100 days old - 10/09/2007
Celebrations were in order recently at the Neonatal Unit at Ormskirk & District General Hospital when one of their residents reached the ripe old age of 100 days. “We were concerned she wouldn’t reach 100 hours when she was born”, said Jodie, mother of baby Jaxx. (full story)
News Headline Four more beds for Spinal Cord Injury Care at Southport - 15/08/2007
The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport & Formby District General Hospital has just opened an additional four low dependency beds. These will help ease the pressure on the Centre and enable it to carry out operations and procedures for patients who might have either had a longer wait or had to go else where. (full story)
News Headline ‘Follow the yellow brick road’ to the children’s ward - 07/08/2007
Children can now join Dorothy, the Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow on their way to the ward thanks to a mural painted by Southport based artist Clare Wright. The characters from the Wizard of Oz show the children how to ‘follow the yellow brick road’ to the unit. (full story)
News Headline Patient Opinion – tell us and other patients about your experience - 23/07/2007
Did you know there is an independent, national website where patients can share their experience of Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust? Patient Opinion aims to turn patient feedback into better services. The web address is www.patientopinion.org.uk (full story)
News Headline Excellent achievements in diagnostic wait time reductions - 20/07/2007
The Government has quite clearly stated that by the end of 2008 all patients should have to wait no longer than 18 weeks from referral by their GP to their first treatment at hospital. This is to include outpatient appointments, diagnostic tests and anything else needed to be done before the procedure or operation is carried out. (full story)
News Headline Healthier hearts, longer lives – vast increase in number of patients receiving clot-busting treatment within 60 minutes - 20/07/2007
On average, 64% of patients in England having a heart attack receive clot-busting treatment with 60 minutes of calling for help. Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust’s patients fare far better with an average of 87% getting the treatment within 60 minutes – making us the seventh safest Hospital Trust in England. (full story)

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