Hospital throws open its doors to show what’s on offer

Consultant orthopeadic surgeon Mr Philip Heaton chats to a patient
Consultant orthopeadic surgeon Mr Philip Heaton chats to a patient

A hospital in Holbeach celebrating its 25th anniversary is inviting residents to see what facilities are on offer.

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Philip Heaton, from Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, is holding an outpatients awareness evening to inform patients that they can be seen locally for consultations on procedures such as hip and knee joint replacements.

In February, there was concern that outpatient clinics at the hospital, which has received a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), would close if more people didn’t use them.

There are a number of clinics held weekly. Mr M Oko runs ear nose and throat clinics on Tuesdays and Fridays, Mr S Memon has a urology clinic on Mondays, Dr S Hanumara has a paediatric clinic on Tuesdays, Mr J Mohan has a general/vascular surgery clinic on Mondays, general surgery and colorectal clinics are taken by Mr Rathmore on Thursdays and an orthopaedic clinic is run by Mr Heaton on Wednesdays.

The awareness evening is on Wednesday, May 28, from 7pm to 9pm. Light refreshments will be available during the evening.