Scunthorpe

Complex treatments available with new £1.6m endoscopy unit at Scunthorpe hospital

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Scunthorpe hospital will be able to treat more patients and offer more complex treatment with better equipment after the official opening of its £1.6 million endoscopy unit.

Former patient Mick Morgan cut the ribbon to celebrate the official opening of the unit as part of an open day for patients, visitors and staff.

Over 4,500 patients have used the department since the first patient in August 2017.

The North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) hope the new unit will improve patient care and increase the number of applicants for any vacancies advertised in the near future.

A mixture of internal and external registered general nurses and healthcare assistants were among those to attend the event, which included demonstrations of equipment and procedures in the clinical rooms.

Clinical endoscopy lead, Mr Ramana Kallam, said: “The new units have state-of-the-art equipment to do more complex treatments for the patient’s benefit.

“Ultimately everything is for the patients benefit; without them we don’t exist. It has been a fantastic journey to this point. We’re able to treat more patients due to having more capacity and better equipment.”

Mr Morgan added: “I have nothing but praise for the endoscopy department and the work they do here.”