Last weekend, George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth & Hayle visited St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle to see the recent investment in new facilities that is now allowing the majority of orthopaedic work in Cornwall to be transferred from Treliske to Hayle.
St Michael’s has always had an exceptional reputation for its role as a centre of excellence on breast cancer with new investment made about eight years ago and the leading reputation of some of the surgeons who work there. In recent years there have periodically been scare stories that the future of the hospital is in doubt. However, far from losing services, more are being transferred there.
There has always been some orthopaedic work done at St Michael’s but the lack of adequate isolation units for patients who develop infections or complications meant that patients who were judged to be higher risk tended to be operated on at Treliske. The new investment made last year with the building work completed at the beginning of this year means there are now three isolation rooms which have enabled far more hip replacements and other similar operations to move to St Michael’s from Treliske.
George said, "St Michael's has always been a great local hospital delivering high quality patient care. Last year's investment has seen the orthopaedic facilities expanded meaning that more patients will be able to receive the world class care that so many rely on. The NHS is a great British institution and the dedicated staff who work in it show tremendous commitment and this was evident as always at St Michael’s last week."
You can read more about George's recent visit to St Michael's Hospital at: http://georgeeustice.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-growth-of-st-michaels-hos…