Spinal Injection Treatment Available in Lincolnshire

Patients in need of spinal injections no longer need to travel outside of Lincolnshire for their treatment.

Spinal injection clinics and treatments are being offered at John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough, thanks to a partnership between Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) and the One Health Group.

The partnership sees specialist consultant anaesthetists from the One Health Group delivering treatments, supported by nursing staff from LCHS's combined outpatient and surgical team.

The monthly clinic is already supporting patients from across the county.

Emma Briggs, Sister at the Day Surgery Unit for LCHS, said: "We have been working with the One Health Group for a number of years, with visiting orthopaedic consultants holding regular clinics in the Outpatients department at John Coupland Hospital. However, any patient requiring treatment would need to travel out of the county to Sheffield. This partnership means we can improve the continuity of care patients receive by supporting them to access a seamless service in one place. The feedback we have received about introducing this treatment in Lincolnshire has been overwhelmingly positive."

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief Executive of the One Health Group, Derek Bickerstaff, said: "Our ethos within One Health is to deliver as much healthcare as possible back in the community. Our partnership with Lincolnshire Community Health Services is another step towards helping us to achieve that. We look forward to continuing to work with them to improve the quality of care for patients in Lincolnshire."