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Westmorland Hospital: Standards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Westmorland General Hospital has seen many changes to improve patient care and experience over the last 10 years including:

- The refurbishment and expansion of the Cardiac Lab;

- A new DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) scanner facility;

- The development of a Breast Screening Unit;

- The refurbishment of one of the Theatres;

- Improvements to the layout of the Urgent Treatment Centre;

- The opening of a new Oncology day unit;

- The development of the Endoscopy Unit to make it JAG (Joint Advisory Group) accredited;

- A new café in the entrance of the hospital;

- New LED lighting throughout the hospital;

- Improvements to radiology rooms and reception;

- A new water purification system for the Renal Unit;

- A new unit for muscular skeletal therapy; and

- A new unit for macular care.

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