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News Headline Robotic help in the operating theatre - 27/10/2006
Mr Sean Vesey, Consultant Urologist, at Southport & Formby District General Hospital has a new robot assistant. The new machine, affectionately nicknamed by operating theatre staff as ‘Robbie the Robot’, greatly facilitates surgery by improving the surgeons view, reducing operating time, and freeing up a member of the operating team. (full story)
News Headline Ormskirk Hospital would welcome more Welcomers - 25/10/2006
Do you have a morning or afternoon each week you could spare? If so, then Ormskirk & District General Hospital would like to hear from you. If you have been to the hospital you may have noticed at the main reception desk there are people there who you can ask for directions and other help. These are known as Welcomers. Unfortunately, some of these volunteers have left us recently and we now have some vacancies. (full story)
News Headline Free travel for bus pass holders from West Lancs - 25/10/2006
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust welcomes the recent announcement from West Lancashire District Council about bus pass holders being able to travel free to and from Southport Hospital. (full story)
News Headline Hospital tests its Emergency Plans - 20/10/2006
On Friday 6th October staff from Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust were joined by colleagues from the Ambulance service to take part in an Emergency planning exercise.

This was a “live exercise” run in the Learning Resource Centre at Ormskirk and the intention was to use actual staffing levels, bed occupancy and A&E activity on the day to see if we could cope. (full story)
News Headline Hospital scores 'good' in Annual Healthcheck - 12/10/2006
In the first Annual Healthcheck the Healthcare Commission have rated the quality of services provided by Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust as ‘Good’.The Annual Healthcheck replaces the star ratings for NHS organisations and are a much more stringent assessment of a whole range of topics. (full story)
News Headline Long Service Award Ceremony - 06/10/2006
Thirty-four employees of Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust who have worked for more than 20 years for the Trust were honoured at the annual Long Service Award Ceremony on Wednesday 27th September. (full story)
News Headline Trust scores 'Good' mark in review into services for children in hospital - 06/09/2006
In a report issued last week, Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has been scored as ‘good’ for services for children in hospital. The in depth survey by the Healthcare Commission of Children’s health services, provides an essential summary of progress. (full story)
News Headline Annual General Meeting - 29/08/2006
The annual General Meeting of Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will take place on Wednesday 13th September at 6.pm. It will be held in the Lecture Theatre in the Clinical Education Centre, Southport & Formby District General Hospital, Town Lane, Southport.

Everyone is invited to attend.
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News Headline Patient Transport Services - 22/08/2006
Following a review of Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust policy on Patient Transport Services, it has been found that a number of patients are using the Services when they are not entitled to do so. From the 1st October 2006, the existing policy will be more strictly enforced. (full story)
News Headline Trust's management of medicines is excellent, says health watchdog - 15/08/2006
In a report issued last week, Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has been scored as excellent for the management of medicines. We are only one of 18 hospitals in England to have received this score.

The report issued by the Healthcare Commission follows the audit of 173 acute hospital trusts, which focused on the three themes of patient focus, clinical focus and efficiency and capability. Through consideration of a range of indicators the assessment gives a view of how well the trust is managing and improving its medicine related services. (full story)

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