£7 million investment in endoscopy unit at Worthing Hospital

£7 million investment in endoscopy unit at Worthing Hospital

£7 million investment in endoscopy unit at Worthing Hospital

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A HOSPITAL is investing £7 million to improve the way it diagnoses patients.

The endoscopy department at Worthing Hospital will more than double in size following a major expansion.

Endoscopies involve the use of a thin tube, usually pushed down the throat, to examine the inside of a body and help diagnose some conditions.

These include bowel and other types of cancers, ulcers and the causes of abdominal or chest pain, nausea and vomiting, heartburn and bleeding.

The hospital’s west wing ground floor will be redeveloped to provide patients with new single-sex recovery areas, more treatment rooms, and new and improved reception and waiting areas.

Five new endoscopy rooms will replace the current three and extra sessions will be provided in the evening or at the weekend.

Demand for endoscopy services is increasing, driven by the needs of an ageing population, as well as the requirements of the National Bowel Screening Programme for the over-50s.

Over the next five years it is forecast demand for endoscopy procedures across Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust will rise to more than 28,000, up from the 17,820 procedures carried out last year.

The new-look department is expected to be finished by autumn 2015.

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1:18pm Mon 4 Aug 14

csiiscool says...

It is sad that the league of friends have to lose their shop which they had for many years, the hospital make room for this to happen, I feel it would be a better idea to build a new ward/building like they done for the breast clinic, as the league of friends raises a lot of money for the hospital, plus they very happy, friendly people who runs the shop. The shop also been their many years, I remember it being there when the old hospital was there (when the a/e was in park road). The league of friends have to move to front of the hospital where it less room and they are now unable to sell food. I even heard hospital staff that they was not happy that hospital choose to close the shop and one stage ever ward/outpatients departments asking people to sign a form to stop this happening. This must prove to the hospital bosses which did not take notice that the shop was a very valve thing for the hospital, its staff, and people who are patients and visitors to the hospital
It is sad that the league of friends have to lose their shop which they had for many years, the hospital make room for this to happen, I feel it would be a better idea to build a new ward/building like they done for the breast clinic, as the league of friends raises a lot of money for the hospital, plus they very happy, friendly people who runs the shop. The shop also been their many years, I remember it being there when the old hospital was there (when the a/e was in park road). The league of friends have to move to front of the hospital where it less room and they are now unable to sell food. I even heard hospital staff that they was not happy that hospital choose to close the shop and one stage ever ward/outpatients departments asking people to sign a form to stop this happening. This must prove to the hospital bosses which did not take notice that the shop was a very valve thing for the hospital, its staff, and people who are patients and visitors to the hospital csiiscool
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