Acquisition goes ahead

Frimley Park's acquisition of Heatherwood and Wexham Park receives final approval

andrew morris26 September 2014

The board of Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce its formal acquisition of neighbouring Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HWP) after receiving final approval from Monitor, the foundation trust regulator.

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'Outstanding' award for FPH

First 'Outstanding' rating in England for Frimley Park Hospital

FPH exterior26 September 2014

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the first in the country to be rated as 'Outstanding' overall by England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals.

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First for new treatment

Frimley Park is first to offer new treatment on the NHS

neil barber23 September 2014

Urologists at Frimley Park Hospital will be the first in the country to routinely offer an effective new treatment to NHS patients.

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Help is at hand for condition

Help for a soul destroying condition

9 September 2014

Jane MilesHelp is at hand for sufferers of a medical condition that can be soul destroying for up to a quarter of the UK population.

Frimley Park Hospital will be holding a continence open day on 17 September for people with reduced or no bladder or bowel control. As well as inviting members of the public, the hospital is welcoming healthcare colleagues to attend and find out more about managing the condition.


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Epic ride for charity

Cyclists set off on epic ride for Frimley Park charity

tdf ready-to-go28 August 2014

Fifteen cyclists are half way through a 100-mile-a-day challenge of a lifetime to raise vital funds for Frimley Park Hospital's breast care patients.

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New AAA treatment

New vascular treatment option at Frimley Park

vascular team new treatment11 August 2014

Frimley Park Hospital, serving patients across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, has become one of only eight centres in the UK to offer a new vascular treatment option for patients.

The hospital's vascular team has introduced a new stent graft system, known as the Nellix system, for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

This type of aneurysm is a swelling or bulging of the aorta (the largest blood vessel in the body) in the abdomen, and is more common in men over 65 years of age. If an aneurysm gets too big, surgery is required to stop it from rupturing.

The first patient was successfully treated with a Nellix device on 30 June at Frimley Park by a team comprising consultant interventional radiologist Dr Jeremy Taylor, consultant vascular and endovascular surgeons Mr Neville Dastur and Mr Patrick Chong, with input from Mr Paul Hayes from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Neville Dastur explained: "Minimally invasive techniques such as endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) to treat AAA are well established and offer a less traumatic approach to aneurysm repair for suitable patients than open surgery.

"However, standard infra-renal EVAR devices are not suitable for all patients depending upon the exact location of the aneurysm. And a proportion will require further procedures in later years.

"The Nellix device, which has a new concept of sealing and fixation within the aneurysm sac, enables us to treat some aneurysms that previously required more costly, custom made systems. Furthermore, we hope the new system will reduce the need to re-operate on some patients."

Patrick Chong agreed and added: "We have great surgical outcomes in aortic surgery for our team of vascular surgeons on the National Vascular Registry and this new stent graft adds another useful option to our wide range of treatments against aneurysms available here at Frimley Park Hospital."

As an accredited regional vascular hub, the vascular service at Frimley Park Hospital benefits from three interventional radiology suites and a dedicated endovascular hybrid operating theatre.

A team of six vascular consultants and two consultant interventional radiologists work on a rota to provide a round-the-clock emergency service at Frimley Park, seven days a week.

The centre at Frimley also provides aneurysm screening as part of the west Surrey and north Hampshire AAA screening programme.

Pictured above are (from left) Dr Jeremy Taylor (consultant interventional radiologist), Sister Daisy Fernando (lead vascular theatre sister) and Mr Neville Dastur (consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon) in one of the trust's interventional radiology suites.

Acquisition statement

Joint statement from Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

28 July 2014

together imageWe are pleased to report that the councils of governors of both Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HWPH) and Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (FPH) have agreed to support the acquisition of HWPH by FPH.

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New macular service

New mobile macular unit will treat Frimley Park patients in three counties

mobile macular unit opening27 June 2014

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has opened a pioneering new service that will bring vision saving treatment closer to NHS patients in three counties.

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Sign Up To Safety

Frimley Park signs up to safety

24 June 2014

SignUpWebFrimley Park Hospital has been chosen as a trailblazer for a new hospital safety campaign aimed at dramatically improving care for patients.

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On your marks, get set

The Frimley Park Hospital charity is urgining the community to turn out in force on Sunday 4 May to cheer on hundreds of runners

fun run start 201323 April 2014

Very soon the streets around Frimley Park Hospital will echo to the sound of thousands of pounding footsteps as runners come together to take part in the hospital charity's main fundraising event of the year.

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