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Medical procedures Unit celebrates first anniversary

Posted on Thursday 1st September 2016
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Philip Holliday, Kevin Harrow, Claire Moynan and Pauline Middlemore

The Medical Procedures Unit (MPU) at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, is today celebrating its one-year anniversary.

The unit offers patients more comfort and privacy, and avoids the need for admission to a hospital bed.

A dedicated and experienced nursing team care for patients who may attend the hospital on a regular basis for treatment such as infusions of biological therapies and blood transfusions, or require a day case treatment. Up until last year, these treatments would have been undertaken in a variety of different settings across the hospital.

In the space of just a year the unit has carried out 2,320 procedures since opening and a recent patient experience survey showed that 100% of all patients surveyed on the unit would be likely or highly likely to recommend the service to their friends and families.

Comments from patients include:

“Nothing is too much trouble for staff, they are always cheerful. I saw a consultant today as well, which saves coming back again, so much more efficient and convenient.”

“The staff are very friendly but also professional. I like the fact that I am seen to straight away, first class attention.”

Claire Moynan, deputy ward manager for MPU, said: “The feedback from patients has been very encouraging, it’s great to see that they share our view that the unit has been a success over the year. We see many patients again and again who give positive feedback  about the care they receive.”

Kevin Harrow, ward manager for MPU, said: “The unit has been extremely successful, I’m thrilled that we’re able to celebrate such a positive first year here. The staff work extremely hard to ensure patients receive a great service, and I think that is proven in the feedback we’ve received.”