A £4 million project to redevelop Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s Endoscopy unit has begun.
The project will take around a year to complete and will increase capacity from three treatment rooms to four, reflecting the growing need for more endoscopic investigations nationally.
Steve Bird, programme manager, said: “We’ve known for a while that demand for endoscopic services was beginning to outstrip our capacity.
“So the decision was taken to future proof the unit.
“We’ve seen a five per cent increase in colonoscopies and a ten per cent increase in gastroscopy investigations year on year over the last three years.”