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NHS FT open IR facility to improve patient care

St George’s Hospital NHS FT has opened a new facility to care for patients undergoing interventional radiology (IR) procedures. The new unit will provide the trust with a dedicated space for day cases, and inpatients before and after their IR procedures.

The facility has six separate bays, and will improve care for thousands of patients who undergo IR treatment at the trust every year. The IR team at the trust carry out the full range of IR procedures – including planned procedures, such as liver biopsies and dialysis interventions. They also carry out emergency procedures, such as stopping bleeding from the gut or unblocking obstructed bile ducts or kidneys. The much-needed unit will help ease some of the pressures of carrying out these procedures.

Dr Robert Morgan, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, and Clinical Director for Diagnostics at the trust, said: “This is a really great addition to our facilities in the interventional radiology department.

“The facility will be able to accommodate as many as six patients at any one time – and it provides a much better environment for patients about to undergo a procedure, and more importantly, a modern, state of the art facility in which they can recover. This is an exciting development for both staff and patients.”

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