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Hospital outpatient area revamped

Outpatients area
Work took place to improve waiting areas and consulting rooms

A major revamp of a hospital's outpatient departments in Surrey has been completed at a cost of £1.6m.

The original facilities at Frimley Park Hospital were built in the 1970s, but have now been updated for the 21st Century, the NHS trust said.

Work took place over 12 months to improve lighting, ventilation, seating, information screens and refit 17 consulting rooms.

The outpatient departments see more than 200,000 patients each year.

Spokeswoman Janet king said: "The waiting areas had become tired and old and the consulting rooms were in desperate need of refurbishment.

"We decided to use our freedom as a foundation trust to invest in a major overhaul."

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