Two Midlands hospitals have been listed among those offering the best care for patients over 50 in the UK today.
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, in Northfield, Birmingham was ranked fifth, scoring six out of ten.
It is a boost for the hospital which is currently working towards achieving foundation trust status by 2008.
Hereford County Hospital, in Herefordshire, was ranked in fourteenth place, with a tally of five points.
Every NHS hospital in England, Scotland and Wales was rated for their performance in four key areas seen as important by older patients.
The Royal Marsden Hospital, in south west London, topped the list of the 25 best centres, followed by Harrogate District Hospital in North Yorkshire - scoring seven and six out of ten respectively, in the study conducted by Saga Health Care.
The Withybush General Hospital and the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary were judged the top hospitals in Wales and Scotland respectively.
A total of 223 English, 25 Scottish and 17 Welsh hospitals were studied by health-care analysis group Dr Foster, for the research.
Andrew Goodsell, of Saga, said: "This survey provides a snapshot of how the NHS is meeting the needs of over 50s."