Pilgrim Hospital is one of the best in the country for treating patients needing hip operations.
The Boston hospital is top out of 186 hospitals for ensuring patients are operated on quickly – and a surgeon there says the surgery saves lives.
Pilgrim’s success is detailed in the National Hip Fracture Database and lists improvements made at the hospital, including halving the time it takes to get a patient to the operating theatre and halving the number of deaths within 30 days.
Surgeon Theo Joachim, who leads fracture management at Pilgrim, said: “Most hip fractures are suffered by frail, elderly patients for whom the injury is life-threatening.
“Therefore the improvements we have made are saving lives.
“We have worked very hard to develop excellent care for these patients and we are delighted that our progress has been recognised and highlighted in this report.”