STRUCTURE: The foundation trust has opened a new dermatology day care unit at its St Luke’s Hospital site.

The new dermatology (photo therapy) day care unit was created to house five ultraviolet machines – two of which were purchased jointly by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Friends of St Luke’s.

Trust consultant dermatologist Andrew Wright said: “The number of patients we have been treating has gradually increased over the years and our old treatment facility became cramped and our machines overworked.

“It is therefore a huge development in our service to be able, not only to acquire two innovative UVB machines but also to move to a new dedicated, technically-advanced, ultraviolet light treatment facility.”

Dr Wright added: “We now have one existing UVA and two new UVB machines for the body alongside our existing two UVA machines for hand and foot treatments so patients really should see an improved service as the facility brings new technology along with increased space for patients, better changing facilities and more private seating areas.”