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New unit to cut unnecessary hospital admissions

The new unit will ease pressure on A&E. Credit: PA Wire

A new unit to cut the number of unnecessary admissions at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, is being officially opened today.

It's called the clinical decision unit and will care for patients who need a few hours of monitoring, before they are treated or discharged.

The £800,000 facility will help ease demand on hospital beds and the A&E department. It will be opened by the MP for Bury St Edmunds, David Ruffley.