Hospital celebrates national accreditation

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ACCREDITED: From left, Tara Cheyne, endoscopy nurse, Maria Bonomo, staff nurse, Karen Bysh, endoscopy nurse and Pramila Maharjan Shr, healthcare assistant
ACCREDITED: From left, Tara Cheyne, endoscopy nurse, Maria Bonomo, staff nurse, Karen Bysh, endoscopy nurse and Pramila Maharjan Shr, healthcare assistant

Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital has met national accreditation standards for its gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy services once again.
The Endoscopy Team at the Dorset HealthCare-run community hospital successfully passed its annual review, following an assessment by the UK’s Joint Advisory Group (JAG).
GI endoscopy allows health staff to examine a person’s insides, using a flexible tube with a camera, and diagnose and/or treat a range of conditions in the stomach and elsewhere.
It is one of many services offered at the hospital, and JAG accreditation demonstrates that the team delivers high quality, patient-centred care in this area.
Accreditation assessments take place every five years, with annual reviews against set criteria in the meantime to ensure standards are maintained.
Sara Eyles, theatre and endoscopy manager at Victoria Hospital, said:
“We’re extremely pleased to have met the JAG accreditation standard in our annual review.
“It’s an affirmation of how hard everyone works, and the excellent service patients in Dorset receive. I’m very proud of the team.”
Hospital Matron Annette Sanchez added: “The whole endoscopy team is a credit to the hospital, and I’m delighted for everyone involved in this achievement.”
Visit: dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk for more.

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