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Newly reburbished endoscopy unit opens at Princess Royal Hospital

Staff and League of Friends members officially open the new Endoscopy Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital
Staff and League of Friends members officially open the new Endoscopy Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital

17 February 2014

A newly refurbished endoscopy unit has been officially opened at the Princess Royal Hospital thanks to the fundraising efforts of the League of Friends.

Cuckfield Ward has been extensively modernised and revamped at a cost of £60,000 to bring it up to strict state-of-the-art standards.

A new patient reception area has been created as well as new lighting, new toilets and showers and a separate patient changing room.

The ward has been used for endoscopy and patient infusions for many years and treats over 2,000 patients a year for colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, stomach endoscopy and cystoscopy for urology conditions. Infusions are given to patients needing powerful drugs to be administered in a safe environment over a number of hours.

The refurbishment was made possible by a generous donation from the League of Friends of Princess Royal Hospital.

Mr Peter Larsen-Disney, Chief of Surgery at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, officially opened the ward along with League of Friends Vice Chairperson Joan Dew and other representatives from the charity.

He said: “We are extremely grateful to the League of Friends for their fundraising efforts and we would not have been able to create this fantastic facility without them. This refurbishment shows how committed we are to supporting the patients of mid-Sussex and providing services close to home wherever possible."