A HOSPITAL in Portsmouth has received praise after it treated the fifth highest number of patients with hip fractures in the country.
Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, looked after 688 people with the problem last year.
The result came from the National Hip Fracture Database, which helps to improve quality of care.
A total of 188 hospitals from across the country took part in it.
Dr Sue Poulton, consultant orthogeratrician at the hospital, said: ‘Queen Alexandra Hospital continues to be one of the highest ranked hospitals in all aspects of the audit.
‘This is a reflection of the commitment to provide the highest quality care to this vulnerable group of patients.
‘I am very proud of our achievement and would like to thank the whole team for their continued efforts.
Hip fractures are usually the result of a fall and are almost always treated with surgery.
The average age is 84 with a significant number of patients over the age of 90.
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which QA is part of, has had a specialist hip fracture ward since 2004 and has a orthogeriatric consultant supported by a specialist orthopaedic team.
The trust says it will continue to work to maintain and further improve high standards, ensuring the best quality care for its patients.