STRUCTURE: Heart of England Foundation Trust has opened a £3.5m dermatology unit at Solihull Hospital, it has been announced.

The unit, which replaces a previous facility, is designed to treat those with skin cancers and patients with eczema and psoriasis.

It includes three surgery theatres and a skin allergy testing facility, and also has integrated consulting and treatment rooms.

Dr Irshad Zaki, consultant dermatologist at the trust and clinical director, said: “The dermatology service at Solihull Hospital provides a comprehensive service for the local population but is also a tertiary referral centre for patients with severe skin disease and skin cancer, as well as for allergy testing.

“We receive referrals from as far afield as North Wales, particularly for complex skin cancer surgery.”