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News Headline The end for ‘hospital corners’? - 15/08/2008
The death-knell of one of the great hospital traditions has been sounded at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust with the introduction of fitted bed sheets. Gone are the carefully folded ‘hospital corners’ and in are new soft, comfortable bedding with no creases, wrinkling or friction and a uniquely designed sheet that reduces pressure on feet and ankles. (full story)
News Headline Clean sheet for MRSA in last quarter - 15/08/2008
Patients choosing Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are choosing one of only seven non-specialist trusts in the country to have achieved a clean sheet with no cases of MRSA Bacteraemia in the December to March quarter. We are still comfortably the best performing trust in the North West and are now in the top five nationally since reporting began. (full story)
News Headline Major ward refurbishment at Southport hospital - 16/07/2008
Southport & Formby District General Hospital is set to see a major refurbishment of its wards over the next few years. This will consist of more single rooms providing higher levels of privacy and dignity while enabling us to continue to combat infections. The Trust is aiming for the highest possible standards in delivering patient care in modern, clean hotel-style surroundings. This investment in the hospital will ensure that the accommodation and supporting infrastructure will be fit to deliver 21st Century healthcare. (full story)
News Headline Healthier hearts, longer lives – number of patients receiving clot-busting treatment within 30 minutes continues to rise - 08/07/2008
For someone suffering a heart attack the speed with which they can get access to a particular drug known as thrombolytic treatment can literally be a matter of life and death. A heart attack is caused by a blood clot blocking one of the coronary arteries or its branches & the clot busting drug (a thrombolytic) dissolves the clot re-establishing the blood flow to the heart muscle. The sooner the clot is dissolved the less damage there is to the heart muscle. (full story)
News Headline Staff and patients celebrate first wedding at hospital - 20/06/2008
Patients and staff alike were celebrating earlier this week, when Sean Pinnington (47) and his fiancée Teresa McGhee (38) both from Birchwood, Warrington were married at the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital. (full story)
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)

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