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Trauma and Orthopaedic Theatre Team voted training Hospital of the Year

06 December 2018

The Southend Hospital Trauma and Orthopaedic team has been voted training hospital of the year 2018 by the Royal London Hospital Trauma and Orthopaedic Society.

Mr Neil Davis, Trauma and Orthopaedic theatre team leader, said: "This is a fantastic  achievement and stands testament to the teamwork and professionalism of the team. There are challenges in balancing service delivery with training opportunities,  but a challenge that is clearly being met by the Orthopaedic theatre team."

As well as receiving that accolade the Orthopaedic theatre team also received a  vote of thanks from Mr Dott, an Orthopaedic Registrar, who spoke about the team as being the best he has ever worked with. He wrote to them, wanting to formally thank  all the Orthopaedic theatre staff for all their help and support over the past year at Southend.

In his letter to the team, Mr Dott wrote: "When we arrive at a new hospital as we rotate around the region for our training, we are completely reliant on guidance  from theatre staff to help us operate without looking and feeling like we don't have a clue what we're doing. The expertise and personability of the entire Orthopaedic theatre staff body has meant this has been the case for me from day one through to day 365. I can honestly say that you are the best team I've worked with."