Maldon's hospital to lose orthopaedic service

Maldon and Burnham Standard: St Peter's Hospital, Maldon, where the service is based St Peter's Hospital, Maldon, where the service is based

An orthopaedic service is closing.

The integrated orthopaedic service at St Peter’s Hospital, Maldon, offered tests and treatments for patients with complex musculoskeletal conditions, including X-rays, MRIs, ultrasound and blood tests and physiotherapy.

An NHS spokesman said: “Although the integrated orthopaedic service (IOS) at St Peter’s Hospital has been decommissioned, it’s important to stress that this will in no way disadvantage patients."

GPs will have more flexibility to advise patients as to whether self-care, physiotherapy, or referral to other specialist service providers, would be their best option.

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10:41am Wed 8 Jan 14

revdsmcc says...

"In no way disadvantage patients" SO having to drive/bus to Broomfield, which takes more time, and queue for an expensive parking space there, isn't disadvantaging patients??
"In no way disadvantage patients" SO having to drive/bus to Broomfield, which takes more time, and queue for an expensive parking space there, isn't disadvantaging patients?? revdsmcc
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12:00pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

It's the age of austerity - do you want to pay more taxes? It doesn't come free...
It's the age of austerity - do you want to pay more taxes? It doesn't come free... Jack222
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2:36pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Meherenow says...

Not an inconvenience to have to travel to Broomfield? Who writes this rubbish?. I fear it will not be long before many other areas of patient health care is relocated to Broomfield. First they stopped the walk in hearing aid repair centre so people who are hard of hearing are forced to wait for between one and half and two weeks before their hearing aid has to be repaired or replaced. Now orthopaedics - what next??
Not an inconvenience to have to travel to Broomfield? Who writes this rubbish?. I fear it will not be long before many other areas of patient health care is relocated to Broomfield. First they stopped the walk in hearing aid repair centre so people who are hard of hearing are forced to wait for between one and half and two weeks before their hearing aid has to be repaired or replaced. Now orthopaedics - what next?? Meherenow
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