WEAVER Vale MP Mike Hall has pledged his support for an innovative new programme which will dramatically improve the livelihood of people who suffer from hip fractures in Northwich and Winsford.
More than 70,000 people suffer from a hip fracture every year in the UK – equivalent to 100 people in Weaver Vale – and this number is likely to double as the population ages. The cost to the NHS is a staggering £1.8bn.
The National Hip Fracture Database, a joint initiative between the British Geriatric Society and the British Orthopaedic Association, is a new scheme which will allow local hospitals to improve the standard of hip fracture care in Weaver Vale.
Mike Hall MP has asked local NHS Trusts to take part in the process.
He said: “Hip fracture can have a hugely detrimental effect on the livelihood of local residents, particularly the elderly”
The national Hip Fracture Database will collect, analyse and disseminate data on the treatment of hip fracture in hospitals throughout the country to ensure the best standard of care and practice are being observed.