Endoscopy unit open day at Scunthorpe hospital

People are being invited to attend the official opening of the £1.6million endoscopy unit at Scunthorpe hospital.

The team is combining the opening with throwing open the doors to people interested in working in an endoscopy unit either as a nurse or healthcare assistant.

The event is being held between 10am and 12noon on Monday April 16 and will see patient representative Mick Morgan, of Crowle, cut the ribbon. He has been chosen as he worked with staff and the planning team on the development.

The unit, which is located on the Church Lane side of the hospital, started to see its first patients on August 12 last year. It provides dedicated outpatient and day case facilities and has seen more than 4,500 patients since it opened. The unit provide a number of diagnostic tests including gastroscopies, colonoscopies, flexible-sigmoidoscopies and cystoscopies.

There will be display stands set up showcasing the unit, with staff on hand to talk about the different roles within the team.

Tracey Broom, associate chief operating officer for clinical support services, said: “We are incredibly proud of the endoscopy unit and wanted to show people the diversity of jobs available within the team.”

There will also be students on hand to talk to about their academic studies, placements and progressions, as well as demonstrations of the equipment.

Tracey added: “We are inviting existing hospital staff, as well as nurses and aspiring registered general nurses and healthcare assistants.”

Refreshments will be provided and anyone wanting to attend should contact Rebecca Abey on 03033 302139 or email rebecca.abey@nhs.net to confirm.

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