QA Hospital’s vascular unit gets prestigious accreditation

Debbie Cartmell from the QA delivers a gift to a resident at Bluewater Care Home as part of last year's appeal

QA Hospital staff collect gifts to donate to people in care homes

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THE vascular unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital has been given a medical accreditation.

For the past three years the staff in the Vascular Assessment Unit at the Cosham site have been developing and improving its service to achieve IQIPS – Improving Quality in Physiological Services – accreditation.

The programme is developed by the Royal College of Physicians and is aimed at improving service quality, care and safety for patients undergoing various physiological diagnostics.

A spokesman from the team said: ‘We’re delighted to be the second vascular lab, and the first in the UK which is managed and staffed solely by NHS employees, to achieve this level of service delivery.

‘We will be working with our professional body to share our experiences with colleagues around the country.’