Halton General Hospital

Telephone: 01928 714567
Address: Hospital Way, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 2DA
Website: http://www.whh.nhs.uk

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 72 ratings for this hospital

Overview

Halton General Hospital

Halton General Hospital is located in Runcorn and is a surgical centre of excellence with a full range of outpatient and step down care facilities. The hospital specialises in routine, non-complex surgery and patients from across the Warrington, Halton and surrounding areas access surgical services at the hospital.

Halton provides a comfortable environment for expert surgical care and If your surgery is non-complex and does not require a long hospital stay it is likely to be carried out here. It is also home to our Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre - our new home for orthopaedic surgery from autumn 2012.

There are low operation cancellation rates as routine surgery is not as threatened by emergency work - which can take priority in larger hospitals. Because it specialises in surgical care there have been no cases of MRSA at the hospital over the last three years.

The Care Qualiy Commission praised the hospital's care for older patients following an unnanounced inspection in 2011. Standards of nutrition, dignity and respect were found to be excellent in all areas.

The hospital is also home to a minor injuries unit which provides a range of minor emergency care services for local people from 9am to 10pm every evening (please note that we cannot provide x-rays after 8pm though).

A step down ward at the hospital is in place for local patients who have had surgery or emergency medical care at Halton's sister hospital Warrington Hospital, but who require some further support before going home.

A large range of diagnostic and outpatient services are available at the hospital along with renal dialysis and chemotherapy units.

The hospital is easily accessible, located to the south of Runcorn just a short distance from the M56 motorway and local public transport networks.

Contact details, map and directions

Halton General Hospital

Tel: 01928 714567

Address: Hospital Way, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 2DA

Website: http://www.whh.nhs.uk

Email: enquiries@whh.nhs.uk

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Departments and services

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Quality of service at Halton General Hospital

This hospital is managed by Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

88% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

90% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

95% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

89% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

0.4% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

3.37% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

100%Patients recommend this hospital. 164 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

72%staff recommend this hospital for care. 182 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

67%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 182 responses

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Cut hand

I attended minor injuries on Saturday morning at 10am and left around 11am, everyone was fantastic, I had been seen, had an tray and was ...

18 May 2015

Knee Surgery, repair of torn cartilage.

Arrived 07.30, quickly booked in and seated in very clean ward. Greeted by staff, notes double checked, procedure explained. Very friendl...

10 May 2015

Excellent Treatment at Cantreat (Delamere Clinic)

July 2014 to December 2014 for chemotherapy: Excellent staff at all times - felt like a person, not a patient. Free biscuits and co...

3 May 2015

Varicose vein operation to right leg.

Arrived on the day ward, very sparse but very clean. All staff more than helpful, very attentive. Informed of procedure and time scale ...

23 April 2015

Fantastic

On Wed 8th April, my wife and I attended the unit due to a problem of a cut that would not stop bleeding on my arm. I was registere...

8 April 2015

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Last updated on 09 August 2012.

Information supplied by Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust