Bet­ter ser­vice for pa­tients

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A THIRD pro­ce­dure room has opened at Ys­byty Gwynedd’s En­doscopy Unit which will de­liver an im­proved ser­vice for pa­tients.

In 2016 the Welsh Govern­ment an­nounced fund­ing of just un­der £1m to im­prove en­doscopy and colonoscopy fa­cil­i­ties at the hospi­tal.

The depart­ment now has greater ca­pac­ity and can ac­com­mo­date an ex­tra 120 pa­tients a week fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of the work. This will mean a cut in wait­ing times for pa­tients who need an en­doscopy pro­ce­dure, such as a colonoscopy, which is the most ef­fec­tive way to di­ag­nose bowel can­cer.

In ad­di­tion, the unit now also has a new ad­mis­sion room which means more pri­vacy and dig­nity for pa­tients.

San­dra Jones, unit man­ager of the En­doscopy depart­ment, said the de­vel­op­ments will im­prove the ser­vice they of­fer pa­tients.

The En­doscopy team at Ys­byty Gwynedd cel­e­brate the open­ing of their third pro­ce­dure room

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