MP opens new hospital units

New x ray unit at the West Suffolk Hospital. Left to right - Jo Rudd (superintendant radiographer), Michelle Roper (advanced radiology practicioner), Lisa Nugent (advanced radiology practicioner), Janer Miller (matron), David Ruffley MP and Dr Vinod Shenoy.
New x ray unit at the West Suffolk Hospital. Left to right - Jo Rudd (superintendant radiographer), Michelle Roper (advanced radiology practicioner), Lisa Nugent (advanced radiology practicioner), Janer Miller (matron), David Ruffley MP and Dr Vinod Shenoy.
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TWO new state of the art units at West Suffolk Hospital were opened on Friday by Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley.

A new x-ray suite costing £273,000 was completed earlier in the year with ageing equipment replaced with new technology which enables doctors to carry out a broader range of procedures such as pinhole surgery.

Mr Ruffley also opened and toured the new £1.2 million endoscopy unit which moved to its ground floor home 16 months ago.

This is a larger unit than the previous one and means more procedures can be carried out each year. The layout enables patients to move easily through the department and a new instrument sterilisation unit has been installed.

Earlier this year the endoscopy unit was given national Joint Advisory Group recognition which recognises the highest standards of quality, safety and training.

Mr Ruffley said: “Every time I come to West Suffolk Hospital I am impressed by the dedication and hard work of the people here. I am delighted that they are also getting the equipment and infrastructure they need to ensure the highest possible standards of care.”