New university clinic for orthopaedic surgery at Silkeborg Regional Hospital
Aarhus University and Central Denmark Region are establishing a new university clinic in Silkeborg. The clinic will be part of a new field of research within planned orthopaedic surgery, where researchers will look at the patient pathways before, during and after surgery, while in contact with general practitioners, the municipality and the hospital.
At Silkeborg Regional Hospital, the Centre for Planned Surgery and researchers from Aarhus University have been striving to establish a university clinic for patient-centred and planned pathways within orthopaedic surgery for several years. Now they have succeeded, so researchers will have a better starting point from which to conduct their research.
"The new university clinic is a nice seal of approval. It’s a huge pat on the back for the massive research efforts anchored around patient pathways within planned orthopaedic surgery, and it testifies to the fact that the researchers deliver a high professional quality," says Medical Director Claus Brøckner Nielsen from Regional Hospital Central Jutland, which manages Silkeborg Regional Hospital.
The university clinic will be part of the Research Unit at the Centre for Planned Surgery, which has approximately 30 researchers affiliated. Professor Mette Terp Høybye from the Department of Clinical Medicine will head the new university clinic in close collaboration with Professor David Høyrup Christiansen from the Department of Clinical Medicine and Line Borreskov Dahl, who is head of the Research Unit at the Centre for Planned Surgery.
Research into the entire patient pathway
"The new university clinic will conduct research into everything around patients before, during and after their operation. This means that we have to look across sectors in the collaboration between general practitioners, the municipality, the hospital and many others. After a process with us, patient results must be better overall than the status they arrived with,” says Mette Terp Høybye, and she elaborates:
"This challenges us to be curious about what matters to patients, and to the staff who treat them. So we have a complex and exciting task ahead of us, and we’re looking forward to opening the university clinic and getting started on masses of new research to help form the basis for the patient pathways of the future."
The new university clinic will initially be established for a five-year period.
This coverage is based on press material from Regional Hospital Central Jutland.