Over 1,000,000 patients treated for first time at UHNM

More than 1,000,000 patients were seen at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and the County Hospital in Stafford in the last twelve months.

This figure includes over 175,801 attendances to the A&E Department throughout the year, with some days seeing a patient arrive at the Royal Stoke A&E every three minutes.

Outpatient appointments made up over half of all attendances to our hospitals, with over 843,429 appointments carried out during the year. There were also 14,913 Elective Procedures during this period.

The Maternity Centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital also continues to be popular, with over 6,500 births at the Centre during 2016/17.

Paula Clark, Chief Executive, said: “The fact we have treated over 1,000,000 patients at UHNM in 2016/17 demonstrates the vital role that our hospitals play both locally in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and across Shropshire, Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales. We continue to provide the highest standard of care across our two hospitals, and we’re committed to developing and improving together as a Trust by providing innovative, world-class services for our patients.

“We’re very proud of some of our achievements over the past 12 months, including our Major Trauma Centre being ranked number 1 in the country for survival rates, the Cardiology Department are double national award winners and a number of other ground-breaking treatments and services that have hit the news. We understand that there are challenges that come with dealing increasing numbers of patients, but I’m confident in the skill of our staff, the quality of our facilities and the robustness of our services to be able to deliver the very best care to an unprecedented number of patients.”

Liz Rix, Chief Nurse, said: “The UHNM family philosophy is that we do everything we can for our patients. For many years, I have seen at first-hand some of the fantastic examples of how our staff are going the extra mile each and every day to help improve the experience of everyone who comes through our doors. UHNM really is a unique place to work, and it’s an exciting time for us as we continue to innovate and improve the ways in which we provide services for our patients.”


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