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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)
News Headline Your chance to influence healthcare in Southport and Ormskirk - 13/07/2007
Do you have determination and vision and want to influence hospital services in Southport and Ormskirk?
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is looking for a Non-executive Director to join its Board and is searching for an exceptional person to fill the roll. As a member of the Board, you will join a team of Executive and Non-executive directors driving forward innovation, development and improvement in local hospital services.
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News Headline Mighty mops help Trust keep Superbugs at bay - 13/07/2007
The introduction of new microfibre mops and wipes is helping Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust stay ahead in the battle against hospital superbugs such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile. Following extensive trials at both Ormskirk and Southport hospitals, we have introduced over 50 Vileda SWEP microfibre systems at both Trust hospitals, including mops, wipes and trolleys. (full story)
News Headline New Theatre opens at Ormskirk Hospital - 05/07/2007
Following the move of Ophthalmic surgery to Ormskirk & District General Hospital at the beginning of April a new operating theatre has been built bringing the total of theatres at Ormskirk to seven. £1million has been spent converting offices into a new state of the art facility for ophthalmic surgery. (full story)
News Headline Local school children help the Trust support World Environment Day - 08/06/2007
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust celebrated World Environment Day on Tuesday 5th June to raise the awareness of environmental issues and to promote what the organisation is doing to contribute to the environment. The theme of this year’s event was “Melting Ice: A Hot Topic?” (full story)
News Headline Bishop of Liverpool visits Trust - 16/05/2007
The Rt Rev James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool paid a visit to the Trust earlier this month. He was shown round Ormskirk & District General Hospital by the Chairman, Sir Ron Watson, the Chief Executive, Jonathan Parry and Janet Lloyd, Matron and Site Manager. They were accompanied by Rev Chris Jones, one of our Hospital Chaplains. (full story)
News Headline Trust is a Top 40 Hospitals for sixth year running - 15/05/2007
For the sixth year running, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has been named among the top performers in the country’s sixth 40 Top Hospitals programme assessed by the country’s leading hospital benchmarking company, CHKS.  Figures released this week by independent benchmarking expert CHKS reveal that patients treated at a 40 Top Hospital are safer and less likely to pick up hospital acquired infections such as MRSA (full story)

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