We are planning more surgery at Grantham
We want to invest in all our hospitals and create centres of excellence.
We want to streamline services on all of our sites, stop unnecessary cancellations, improve quality of care and meet the highest national standards. As part of this we believe that Grantham could play a significant role and carry out more surgery at the site in future.
Most recently, Grantham hospital has completed its first revision elbow replacement and our orthopaedic team, in collaboration with our expert anaesthetists are now offering a wide awake, day case shoulder surgery service for selected cases.
This means that any risks of using general anaesthetic are avoided and more patients will be able to go home the same day. In one case, a patient who had been in severe pain for over a year told us she is now pain free, driving and back doing her ballroom dancing.
Both of these procedures are new for Grantham and are just some of the ways we are making advancements in the care we provide for the people of Lincolnshire.
We will also be sharing our procedures and expertise with other health teams so they can learn and develop. We are starting a fellowship program at Grantham where international fellows will be coming across and learning some of the operative techniques we use. The first of these will be here from Monday, June 11.
This is really great news not only for Grantham, but for the Trust as a whole and the people of Lincolnshire.