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22
Jan

New Endoscopy Unit for York Hospital


Work has begun on the construction of a brand new endoscopy unit at York Hospital. The £10 million project will take around a year to complete and will increase capacity from three treatment rooms to seven, reflecting the growing need for endoscopic investigations nationally. When completed it will be one of the most modern and largest endoscopy units in England.

 

In a statement on the hospital’s website, Patrick Crowley, Chief Executive of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust says: “This is the biggest capital investment for many years and will allow the Trust to provide clinical services to a growing number of patients needing endoscopy.

 

“This is an exciting development for the Trust and it will transform our service into a centre of excellence for endoscopy, providing an enhanced high quality care to our patients.”

 

Located above the hospital’s existing physiotherapy department, the new unit will increase capacity to meet growing demand, improve the efficiency of patient flow and enhance the patient experience. It will deliver improvements to diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy waiting times and increase the range of procedures offered, meaning fewer patients will have to travel to Leeds or Hull.

 

The new unit will be operational in early 2019.

 

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