Tag: Southampton University Hospitals

Hospital services rated ‘Outstanding’

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for providing effective services by the Care Quality Commission. The inspection focussed on the quality of four core services; urgent and emergency care, medicine, maternity and outpatients. Although there was a good overall rating, Maternity safety and outpatient services both…

5p sized heart monitor a ‘game changer’

Cardiac experts in Southampton have fitted a heart failure patient with a revolutionary monitoring device the size of a 5p coin. The wireless CardioMEMS Heart Failure System is a tiny battery-free sensor which is implanted into the pulmonary artery via the groin, charged externally and does not require replacement at any point. It enables clinicians…

Doctor: ‘Put children’s sleep on health agenda’

Sleeping Child

  A leading children’s doctor has warned there is a “desperate need” to get children’s sleep on the public health agenda in England and across the UK. Dr Catherine Hill, a consultant in paediatric sleep medicine at Southampton Children’s Hospital, said there is already a burden to the NHS “here and now” from childhood sleep…

Surgeon uses magnet and nail to treat arthritis

Surgeons in Southampton have used a new procedure which involves extending a metal nail in the shin bone with a remote-controlled magnet to treat early-stage knee arthritis. Amir Ali Qureshi, a consultant  surgeon at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, has performed the operation on three patients at Southampton General Hospital. The technique, called a intramedullary…