We’ve held a second Gynaecology Perfect Week, treating double the number of patients during a normal week and helping to reduce our waiting lists.
Following the success of the first Perfect Week in November, our Women’s Health team set about organising a follow up to continue their fantastic work and improve outcomes for patients.
While the week in November focused on more complex operations such as hysterectomies and myomectomies (removal of abnormal tissue from the womb), Perfect Week 2.0 focused on keyhole surgery, removal of polyps from the uterus, and diagnostic procedures under anaesthesia.
During the week, they operated on 82 women, double the number they are usually able to for these sorts of operations.
Mark Wilkinson, Specialty Manager, said: “These weeks are pivotal in enabling us to provide the best care possible for our patients. It took two months of hard work to arrange but everything went smoothly and we’re delighted with the results from the week.”
Roopa Nair, Clinical Director for Women's Health, added: “The whole team – including staff in admissions, theatres, pre-assessment, Iris ward, and the consultants – has been absolutely brilliant. Everybody has gone over and beyond to make this happen.”
Perfect Week 2.0 is the latest in a long line of initiatives to reduce our waiting lists and we are delighted to have recently reduced the number of patients waiting more than 18 months for an operation to zero.