MP VISITS STEPPING HILL A&E department that treated him after car accident

stepping hillAndrew Gwynne MP has toured the A&E department that treated him following a dramatic car accident in April.

The Labour Member for Denton and Reddish was given an overview of the hospital’s busy A&E department which sees over 250 patients a day.

He was shown how patients are assessed before being given the care and treatment they need. He also saw how the department’s revolutionary iPad patient notes system, which is the first of its kind in the country, is improving patient care.

On the tour, Mr Gwynne also visited the ambulatory care unit, clinical decision unit, and short stay unit for older people, which are all linked to the A&E department.

The new short stay unit sees patients over 70 years old who are suffering from problems such as fractures from falls. Through rapid treatment this unit, the first of its kind in the North West, aims to help people return home as soon as possible.

In addition to the tour, Andrew Gwynne met with chief executive Ann Barnes to discuss all the latest developments at Stepping Hill Hospital.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“I received excellent care from the A&E staff as a patient and it was fascinating to return as a visitor and hear about all the amazing work that goes on behind the scenes.

“The service is under great pressure, and should be used wisely, as we are lucky to have such a skilled and committed team treating and saving the lives of local people.”

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