AN AWARD-winning Oxfordshire hospital team have been named one of the best in the country for hip fracture care for the seventh year running.

Horton General Hospital's Hip Fracture Team, which won clinical team of the year at the 2018 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) Staff Recognition Awards, has been recognised in an annual report on NHS care.

The National Hip Fracture Audit compares the performance of 175 hospitals in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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The report shows more than 90 per cent of patients admitted to the Horton General Hospital underwent surgery either on the same day, or the day after, far surpassing the national average of 69 per cent.

It also showed that 99.5 per cent of patients received a physiotherapist assessment the day after surgery, 99 per cent of patients received a falls assessment, and nearly 98 per cent of patients did not develop pressure ulcers during their hospital stay.

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Dr Angela Kannan, Clinical Lead for the Horton Trauma team, said: “This year’s results go to show the expertise and commitment of all our team, who are consistently providing excellent treatment all the way through arrival at the Emergency Department through to surgery and ward care."