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New diabetes centre opens in Liverpool

A new GBP1.5 million diabetes centre has been opened at the University Hospital Aintree in Liverpool. The centre, which had its first patients at the beginning of the month, was officially opened by the chief executive of the NHS, Sir David Nicholso, who visited both staff and patients during his visit to the hospital.
Sir David commented “The Aintree Diabetes Centre is an excellent facility, and the investment by the Trust will help ensure that clinical staff can offer patients the best possible care. It is a very impressive centre and the staff and patients whom I met were delighted with it.”
The centre is able to offer a variety of facilities, such as educational work with patients and training rooms, and is much better fitted out than the former Walton Hospital.
The chief executive of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, James Birrell, also said “We have invested heavily in developments at University Hospital Aintree, which are creating the fit-for-purpose, modern facilities which patients expect.”
Sue Benbow, the clinical director for diabetes at the centre, stated “These are modern facilities for a modern service, and they also provide excellent links between our clinical services and our University research colleagues…It’s a real improvement for patients and staff, which will help us ensure a high quality service.”

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