Stockport NHS Foundation Trust has joined a national NHS campaign to improve care for patients with mild anaemia

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stepping Hill Hospital has joined a national NHS campaign to improve care for patients with mild anaemia having hip and knee replacement surgery.

Health bosses say patients with mild anaemia are at higher risk of needing a blood transfusion following joint replacement surgery and of other complications such as a stroke.

Evidence shows interventions including screening and treating patients with iron before their surgery can bring benefits; including reduced blood transfusions, shorter stays in hospital and fewer re-admissions.

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