Published in Victoria Times Colonist July 6, 2014
A dramatic increase in the number of hip-fracture surgeries done within 48 hours at Royal Jubilee Hospital is decreasing complications, saving money and maybe saving lives.
Weekend operating time for hip surgeries has been blocked off and interventions have been made as part of a provincial hip-fracture redesign project pilot program implemented at eight sites across B.C., including Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria.
Over the last three months, the overall number of patients showing up at Royal Jubilee’s emergency department with a hip fracture and operated on within the provincial benchmark of 48 hours has jumped — to 95 per cent from 74 per cent. READ MORE