National award for unit at Louth Hospital

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A UNIT at Louth Hospital has been awarded a national accreditation for the high standards of care it provides.

The Endoscopy Unit has been given JAG accreditation - a national award set up to ensure high standards of care in clinical quality, quality of patient experience, training and workforce.

In order to meet the standards required for JAG accreditation, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is investing in a refurbishment scheme for the unit, providing a decontamination area, changing areas and accessible toilet facilities.

The unit cares for patients undergoing endoscopy procedures, which are minimally invasive procedures used to assess areas inside the body by inserting a flexible tube that can provide images of the area and be used to take samples.

Nikki Woodcock, Clinical Services Manager for Endoscopy and the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, said: “All the units in Lincolnshire have worked extremely hard to make the required improvements to the services we deliver to patients.”