Our surgical hub at King George Hospital has been named as one of just eight across the country to take part in a national accreditation scheme.
Set up during the pandemic to ensure planned surgery could continue safely, separately from emergency admissions, our ‘hospital within a hospital’ is one of our greatest assets.
It’s the reason we’ve been able to put so much into reducing our waiting lists, and why we’re one of the top performing trusts for high volume, low complexity surgery – getting patients the treatment they need quicker.
The pilot accreditation scheme will include an assessment by NHS England’s ‘getting it right first time’ (GIRFT) programme with accreditation due to take place in March. After that, it is hoped the scheme will be rolled out to surgical hubs across the country.
Accreditation will recognise high standards and a commitment to offer training opportunities.
Our Chief Executive Matthew Trainer said: “This is a real accolade for King George Hospital and our Trust and will cement our place as one of the best performing trusts in the country for reducing our waiting lists.
“It’s great timing as well as we expand our hub with additional facilities including two new theatres, which will allow us to complete up to 90 extra operations a week.”
Read more about our work to reduce our waiting lists.
Pictured above is Professor Neil Mortensen, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, during a visit to our surgical hub.