West Suffolk Hospital’s endoscopy service receives prized accreditation

West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds
West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds

The endoscopy service at West Suffolk Hospital has been re-awarded a sought-after national accreditation after continuing to meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

The Joint Advisory Group (JAG) certification shows the department is delivering safe and effective patient care and is committed to staff training and development.

The Trust was re-awarded with the accreditation earlier this month and has held the status continuously since first achieving it in 2011.

To earn the accreditation, the hospital provided JAG with a raft of written evidence about its policies and procedures and details on staffing, waiting times and training.

Copies of patient information leaflets and results of patient satisfaction surveys were also submitted.

Dr Dan Sharpstone, clinical lead for endoscopy, said: “We are delighted that we have been re-accredited with this prized certification. It is a testament to the hard-work, commitment and dedication of our staff and underlines just what can be achieved through successful teamwork.

“The JAG accreditation covers a wide range of quality indicators including staffing, education and training, patient experience, waiting times and decontamination.

“To achieve the accreditation highlights that we are performing well across the board, and shows our patients are receiving a safe, efficient and high quality service.”