A pioneering heart-lung surgery which has saved hundreds of lives has reached a landmark.
The complex procedure to remove lung clots and involves chilling the body and draining it of blood.
There are only five centres in the world that can carry out the procedure. One of them is Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire - where 1000 patients have now benefitted from the surgery.
Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire is celebrating successfully completing its 1,000th pioneering heart-lung operation.
The hospital is the only place in the UK and one of only 5 centres in the world that carry out the procedure to remove lung clots.
It has been described as a "TripAdvisor" for the NHS where patients have been able to rate their care for the very first time.
Patients at every hospital in England were asked whether they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated there.
Papworth Hospital in Cambridge achieved some of the highest satisfaction scores in the country while Basildon Hospital in Essex had some of the lowest.
In a statement Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust, says they are introducing new ways to ensure they are listening to and understanding patient feedback, including the introduction of patient listening events.
The Friends and Family Test is a single question survey which asks patients whether they would recommend the NHS service they have received to friends and family who need similar treatment or care.
If you want to find out how your hospital was rated click here.
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