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News Headline Faster care for Southport and Ormskirk hospital’s patients - 20/06/2008
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has met its commitment to reduce the time patients wait for treatment. Since March over 90% of patients referred to the Trust started treatment within 18 weeks of referral from their GP. (full story)
News Headline Patients say Trust continues to improve - 16/05/2008
In the latest inpatient survey released today, 80% of patients said the care they received was either very good or excellent, 80% said they were always treated with respect and dignity and 77% thought the doctors and nurses worked very well or excellently together. In each case this is an increase on last year. (full story)
News Headline Cleanest North West Trust again and lowest MRSA figures for over 12 months - 16/05/2008
The most recently released figures from the Health Protection Agency show our consistent approach to hospital acquired infections continues to pay off and that once again we have the lowest rates of MRSA and C.diff in the North West. During the quarter October to December 2007, Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has had the fewest cases of hospital acquired MRSA in any quarter since September 2006, with only one case. This continues the current downward trend that has been on-going for nearly nine months. For the same period there has also been a fall in the number of cases of clostridium difficile, with a drop from 32 cases to 21 cases. (full story)
News Headline Once again Trust is a Top 40 Hospital - 16/05/2008
For the seventh year running, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has been named among the top performers in the country’s 40 Top Hospitals programme assessed by the country’s leading hospital benchmarking company, CHKS. (full story)
News Headline Opening times change at Minor Injuries Unit - 16/05/2008
From Monday 2nd June the weekday opening times at the Minor Injuries Unit at Ormskirk & District General Hospital will be changing to 8am to 8pm. Weekend and Bank holiday times will remain 9am to 5pm. (full story)
News Headline Trust achieves highest possible accolade for safety - 01/05/2008
Patients choosing Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will be choosing one of the safest Trusts in the country, an independent health watchdog has confirmed. We have been awarded the highest level under the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) for both general medical and surgical services and for the separate category of maternity services and are now one of only three Hospitals in England to have achieved this. (full story)
News Headline Cancer services “providing high quality patient centred care” - 01/05/2008
Once again cancer services at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust have received a boost following the latest peer review published recently. Colorectal services were described as having a “strong surgical team with good leadership committed to providing high quality patient centred care”. (full story)
News Headline May Oxford bows out after 25 years as Chairman of League of Friends - 01/05/2008
After 25 years as Chairman of the League of Hospital Friends, Ormskirk Hospital, May Oxford MBE has decided it is finally time to retire. She will continue to be a member of the League of Friends. Family, friends, fellow members of the League, and staff from the hospital recently gathered to honour her outstanding achievements and wish her well after. (full story)
News Headline New sign starts new partnership - 01/05/2008

When Paymentshield, whose offices are at Kew Industrial Estate, approached the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport Hospital offering to raise money for a specific project, we took the opportunity to fulfil a project which had it’s roots in an idea over two years ago.

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News Headline Trust welcomes two new Consultants to A&E - 02/04/2008
Two additional consultants have been appointed to work in the two A&E departments within Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. They will divide their time between the children’s A&E at Ormskirk and the adult A&E at Southport. Both Dr Alan Owens and Dr Michael Aisbitt have spent all their careers in the Merseyside region. (full story)

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