PHC

Not everybody has the same views about our local health provision Some would prefer to travel, thinking they may get better treatment elsewhere. Of course there are many complex or less common conditions which are already treated in regional centres. And it is a valid question to ask "are our local core services up to standard?" Twitter If the answer is "no", then you are right to go elsewhere - or demand improvement if you can't. Here are some items addressing these issues. About Me


What about standards in the core services?

One of the crucial core services is COLORECTAL SURGERY.

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer killer in the UK.
Treatment of colorectal cancer at Withybush, as in the other twelve health authorities in Wales, is subject to the All-Wales National Audit.

HOW DOES WITHYBUSH SHAPE UP AGAINST THE OTHER 12 COLORECTAL UNITS IN WALES?


2007-8 report




2008-9 report




2009-10 report

 

 

Click here for the 2007-8 All-Wales report, here for the 2008-9 one, and here for the 2009-10 one. They make interesting reading.

● In 2007-8 Withybush was 1st 2nd or 3rd in all of the six quality indices, and had easily the shortest hospital stay.

● In 2008-9 Withybush slipped to 4th and 5th in two quality indices but remained in the top three of the others.

● In 2009-10 Withybush was 1st in one, 3rd in three and 6th in one (one of the six indices wasn't assessed in that report).

● Withybush is years ahead of the other hospitals in the Hywel Dda Health Board developing laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for Colorectal cancer.

        © Peter Milewski 2012