STAFF and patients are now back on the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) on ward one at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary after a £200,000 improvement scheme.
The 24-bedded unit consists of four four-bed bays, two two-bed bays and four side rooms.
It also has an Ambulatory Assessment Unit to assess and treat patients referred by GPs or transferred from the Accident and Emergency Department.
The upgrade includes new toilets and showers, a spacious reception area, energy efficient lighting and a new kitchen.
Ward manager Sister Amanda Shaw said: “The upgrade meets all the latest guidelines on infection control, privacy and dignity and single sex accommodation. It is a great improvement for our patients and staff.”
The work is part of a rolling programme of improvement works across the hospital aimed at creating a better environment for everyone.