Jun 17, 2010
Staff from Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre will be providing one of the more unusual stands at this year’s Derbyshire County Show with a stand featuring information about replacement hip and knee operations.
Visitors who have been told by their doctor that they might need such an operation, will be able to chat to staff and find out more about what this popular hospital can offer NHS patients. The stand will feature information about replacement hip and knee operations and display examples of actual knee and hip prostheses that people can examine.
The hospital, which carries out almost one in five of the hip and knee replacement operations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire region, has a high number of former patients from the Derbyshire area. Hospital staff looking after the stand are hoping that they will also meet some of the 4000 former patients who have recently shown their support – a factor in helping to seal the hospital’s future for the next 25 years. Items such as pens, mugs and coasters, along with literature, will be given out to visitors on the day.
Graeme Kendall, Manager at Care UK’s Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre said: “Walking round an event like the County Show can often bring it home to people with joint problems that it might be time to take their doctor’s advice and seek a joint replacement. So we thought, why not take an exhibition to the show and give people the opportunity to come and chat to us. Visitors can also find out about the range of other procedures that we offer. My staff are a very big asset and they are looking forward to meeting new faces at the show. I think the day will be an overwhelming success for Care UK and all the other exhibitors taking part.”
Run by an independent company with an impressive track record in patient care and clinical success, on behalf of the NHS for NHS patients only, the Centre provides day care and inpatient orthopaedic surgery for patients from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It prides itself on providing the best patient care at its unique facility in friendly and comfortable surroundings. The Centre prides itself on its extremely low infection rates and has never had a case of hospital acquired MRSA or C.difficile.
The Centre, is situated less than one mile from Junction 30 of the M1 which makes it very accessible and the parking is free.
The Derbyshire County Show is on SUNDAY 27th June, 8am-5pm, tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day. www.derbyshirecountyshow.org.uk
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