A new one million pounds Radiology Day Case Unit has opened at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
The unit, which treats vascular, stroke, neurology and oncology patients requiring Interventional Radiology, has been officially opened by Dr Nicola Strickland, President of the Royal College of Radiologists.
An additional 750 day case procedures a year will take place.
The new unit will also benefit other parts of the hospital by releasing beds on wards that would have been used for patients needing various treatments such as CT guided biopsies, vascular stents, angiograms and hickman line insertions.
It will also help to reduce cancelled operations as patients do not need an overnight bed and the whole patient experience can be reduced from ten hours to just six. 2,000 cases a year already take place where the patient requires an inpatient stay.