Fairfield General Hospital in Bury has been recognised for its work surrounding joint replacement operations.

The Rochdale Old Road hospital has been named a National Joint Registry (NRJ) Quality Data Provider after its orthopaedics team completed a national programme in the field.

The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients, as well as to support orthopaedic clinicians and industry manufacturers.

The registry collects orthopaedic data to support patient safety, standards in quality of care and overall cost-effectiveness in joint replacement surgery.

To achieve the award, the hospital’s orthopaedic team had to meet a series of targets during the 2021/22 audit period, including making sure that they achieved NJR’s compulsory national standards for information completeness and quality.

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Consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Fairfield General, Daniel Cohen, said: “Improving patient safety is of the upmost importance and something all our staff take very seriously.

 “We fully support the National Joint Registry’s work in helping to improve outcomes for our joint replacement patients and we’re delighted to be awarded as an NJR Quality Data Provider.”