National accreditation for Bridlington Hospital

Bridlington Hospital's endoscopy team win national accreditation, pictured front is Angie Hooper, left, endoscopy practioner, Senior Sister Joan Ratcliffe, and staff nurse Cassandra Fowler, with other colleagues.
Bridlington Hospital's endoscopy team win national accreditation, pictured front is Angie Hooper, left, endoscopy practioner, Senior Sister Joan Ratcliffe, and staff nurse Cassandra Fowler, with other colleagues.

THE Endoscopy Department at Bridlington Hospital has received a national quality 
endorsement.

Alongside Scarborough Hospital, staff from Bridlington last week took delivery of Joint Advisory Group certificates which demonstrate quality of services in the field.

Rob Parnaby, deputy directorate manager for general and speciality medicine at the York NHS Trust, which runs Bridlington Hospital, said: “Achieving this accreditation demonstrates the quality of endoscopy services assuring patients that they are getting the best possible care and service, at both Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals.

“We have a great endoscopy team and it is down to their hard work and dedication to providing high quality healthcare that we have been successful in achieving this accreditation.”

An endoscopy is a test that looks inside the body, using a long flexible tube which is swallowed. The tube which has a camera and light enables examination of the food pipe, stomach, duodenum and the large bowel (colon).

In order to achieve the accreditation, around £400,000 has been invested across the two hospitals in state-of-the-art equipment, including new trolleys, scopes, IT equipment for reporting and washing and drying equipment.