Sheffield hospital unit wins award

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A Sheffield hospital unit has won an award for reducing waiting times for patients and unnecessary admissions.

The gastrointestinal unit run by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals was recognised for developing three closely linked services.

It has developed closely linked community, ambulatory and emergency gastrointestinal services, which are designed to enable patients to see a specialist quickly and in a convenient setting.

It is the second time the team had won an award since it was set up in 2010.

The award recognises the service provided at the GI Haemorrhage Unit and the Ambulatory Care service based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, and the outreach service based at the Sloan Medical Centre, Little London Road.

Consultant physician and gastroenterologist, Professor Alan Lobo, said: “It is recognition for the whole team. We have been able to design and deliver services which have made a difference and which have delivered improved outcomes for patients in Sheffield.”