Tag: Southampton University Hospitals

Hospital services rated ‘Outstanding’

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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…

Surgeon uses magnet and nail to treat arthritis

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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…