Bronglais Hospital best in Wales in Emergency Laparotomy Audit for second year running

For the second year running, Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth has come out as the top hospital in Wales for quality of care provided for patients undergoing an emergency laparotomy, according to a national audit.
The National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) report also shows for the second year running, Bronglais is the only hospital in Wales to be highly rated for carrying out postoperative assessments by a specialist in patients over the age of 70.
In fact, across both Wales and England, this element was only seen in fewer than 10% of older patients and for Bronglais to have been marked ‘green’ means this standard is being met for at least 80% of patients.
Dr Phil Jones, Hospital Director of Bronglais General Hospital, praised the continuing success of the service in Aberystwyth: “These results are a reflection on the dedication and skill of the surgeons, anaesthetists, theatre and ward nurses, operating department assistants and all the support staff who care for patients with life-threatening conditions in mid Wales.”
The aim of the audit is to enable the improvement of the quality of care for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy through the provision of high quality comparative data from all providers of emergency laparotomy. The full report is available online at

Photo: From Left: Ramesh Khoju Shrestha (Consultant Anaesthetist ), Gwennan John (HCSW), Elizabeth Kamwel (Staff Nurse), Geoff Blinston (SODP) and Angharad Lewis (Senior Staff Nurse).


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