Women’s ward gets £200,000 upgrade

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THE gynaecology unit at West Suffolk Hospital will experience a £190,000 upgrade later this year.

The unit will move to a newly refurbished ward, with work starting during the next few weeks and expecting to be complete by December.

Patricia Davis, head of midwifery and general manager, said: “This important project will not only increase the space available for women who need gynaecological care, but will also improve privacy as they receive treatment from our specialist doctors and nurses.”

The scheme will see the unit move from ward F12 to F14, which will have more spacious surroundings so women can receive care with improved privacy and dignity.

Also moving to the new ward will be the hospital’s early pregnancy assessment unit.

“Relocating the early pregnancy unit to the ward will make a big difference, as it will act like a one-stop-shop where women can be assessed and have an ultrasound without first needing to go to A&E,” Ms Davis said.

This means that women experiencing problems in pregnancy will be able to go straight to the ward.

Ms Davis added: “This investment will help ensure we continue to provide the highest possible standards for our patients in the future.”