Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway has been named “Most Improved Hospital” in Scotland for hip fracture care for the second year in a row.
The flagship hospital earned the award after being measured against the Hip Fracture Standards of Care.
The Scottish Hip Fracture Audit measures the performance of hospitals against a set of published standards with the aim of providing the best possible outcomes to patients.
NHS Western Isles Nurse and AHP Director/Chief Operating Officer Fiona Mackenzie said: “NHS Western Isles staff should be proud of their achievement in winning this award for the second year running, especially against the backdrop of the most challenging years for healthcare services.
“This is a huge team effort and an outstanding achievement for all involved, which most importantly demonstrates a significantly improved and high-quality service for our patients.”
Hip fracture patients are amongst the frailest and most vulnerable of all emergency hospital admissions. However, by adhering to best practice standards of care, hospitals can significantly improve the quality of life of those patients.