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Surgeons stay 'hip' at Pontefract Hospital

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Keeping up with the latest surgical trends, Pontefract Hospital orthopaedic surgery staff have secured funding for a state-of-the-art fixation system to be used during hip replacement surgery. The system holds patients in place more securely, making it easier for surgeons to precisely install a patient’s new hip in the correct position. As a result, patient outcomes are expected to improve, with reduced risks and enhanced recovery times.

The equipment, which cost just over £4000, has been funded by MY Hospitals Charity, the charitable arm of Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust.

Commenting on the significance of this new equipment, Richard Robinson, Chief Medical Officer said;  

“The fixation system is poised to set a new benchmark for orthopaedic surgeries at Mid Yorks. The additional equipment will elevate the care we give our patients undergoing hip replacement surgeries, by ensuring greater stability and accuracy during the procedure.”

Additionally, the surgical team were able to acquire Bluetooth headsets for patients, made possible through a supplementary funding grant of £140 from MY Hospitals Charity.

During hip replacement surgeries, patients remain awake and can often experience anxiety and discomfort due to the surrounding noise and awareness of the procedure.

Richard continues; “We aim to make our patients’ experience as comfortable as possible. The noisy surgical environment can be uncomfortable and daunting for patients. Having the option to provide patients with headsets to listen to their favourite music or podcast can help them to remain calm and relaxed throughout the operation.

“This innovative approach to patient care aligns with our commitment to prioritising patient comfort and wellbeing at every stage of their healthcare journey. Having access to generous donations made by the communities we serve, empowers us to stay at the forefront of medical advancements, for that we are forever grateful.”

MY Hospitals Charity raises income and manages funds to improve patient care at MYTT by enhancing the services provided by the Trust and funding additional items of expenditure, which would not otherwise be funded by the NHS. To find out more visit:

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