Revamped unit is named after former hospital boss
The newly refurbished urology department at West Suffolk Hospital has been named after a former chief executive.
Johanna Finn returned to the hospital to officially open the unit, which has been moved from the ground to the first floor to provide more space as part of the £550,000 revamp.
Johanna, who was the Bury St Edmunds hospital's chief executive from 1993 to 2001, said: "I was really overwhelmed when I found out about the unit being named after me.
"I have a deep respect for the quality of services and the staff at the trust, and I accept the honour with pride on behalf of all the staff who make the hospital so brilliant.
"I was delighted to see that some of the staff I worked with years ago are still working here in Bury St Edmunds, which shows it really is a great place to work."
She was also a member of the West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group governing body, leading on patient and public engagement before retiring in March.
Craig Black, director of resources and deputy chief executive for West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said the move and refurbishment began last August and has more than doubled the urology department's space.
He added: "This has increased the department's capacity from one to four scoping rooms, with a dedicated recovery area for urology patients, meaning we can see more patients and they have a better care experience.
"The development has also freed up space in our endoscopy department on the ground floor, increasing our capacity and improving the general environment there too."