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Huddersfield Royal Infirmary gets new outpatients unit

A surgical outpatients unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary is to open at a cost of £380,000.

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust said money will be saved by grouping services under one roof.

It is expected that more than 600 outpatients will be cared for each week by a team of 22 hospital staff.

A bleeper alert service will allow patients to spend time in other areas of the hospital away from the waiting areas without missing appointments.

Consultant neurological surgeon John Harney said: "We will be more efficient in real financial terms.

"We will able to get through more work with the same resources so it is a key development on multiple levels both for the trust, the doctors and the patients themselves."

The hospital also opened a £3.2m endoscopy unit in March.

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