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Good news for Westmorland General endoscopy unit - Farron

February 6, 2015 11:27 AM

Tim and the Lib Dems at WGHLocal MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that the endoscopy unit at Westmorland General Hospital has successfully received 'JAG' accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians.

Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive of UHMBT, said in her Friday Message to staff, governors and volunteers: "I received last night a copy of a letter from the Royal College of Physicians regarding our JAG accreditation. I am delighted to share with you all that the endoscopy unit at Westmorland General Hospital received successful accreditation. Well done to everyone involved, thoroughly deserved and a great recognition of your hard work."

JAG Accreditation is the formal recognition that an endoscopy service has demonstrated its competence to deliver against the measures contained within the national endoscopy standards. Achieving the accreditation is important for many reasons. It ensures they are measured against other units, provides a level of reassurance for patients and helps to demonstrate the high standards that our staff are able to achieve.

Tim said: "This is good news for Westmorland General and show yet again how good our hospital is. I want to thank all the staff for their tireless work and dedication - they really do go the extra mile."