Watford hospital tops health watchdog league for second year running

 A Watford hospital is celebrating being ‘top of the league’ for the second consecutive year following figures released by a national healthcare watchdog.

Results just released by the National Joint Registry* (NJR) show that in 2018 Spire Bushey Hospital again performed more hip and knee replacements than any other private hospital in the London region.

Set up by the Department of Health, the NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations in private and NHS throughout the UK,  collecting data on patient safety and quality of care.

The latest statistics coincide with Spire Bushey’s decision to invest in the pioneering robotic-assisted NAVIO system for knee procedures.

The system produces a 3D ‘roadmap’ of the knee into a computer, providing the surgeon with all the information needed to create a specific surgical plan for each individual patient and – in January 2018 – they carried out Europe’s first knee replacement operation using the hand-held ‘robot’.

Welcoming the NJR figures, Hospital Director Lisa Trybus said: “We are thrilled that so many patients continue to choose Spire Bushey for their hip and knee replacements. It is a reflection on the high standards we continue to set as a hospital and, of course, testament to the quality of orthopaedic surgeons we have here.

“The introduction of the NAVIO system showed our determination to keep Spire Bushey at the forefront of health technology but I believe it is also the reputation of our surgeons and all-round medical care that has kept us at the top of the NJR table for yet another year.”



*Figures taken from the National Joint Registry showing the number of hip and knee replacement operations at private hospitals in 2018. Figures correct as of 4 February 2019.

For further information, please contact:

Sarah Bradley, Business Development Manager, Spire Bushey Hospital

Tel: 020 8901 5518
Mob: 07834 177 279