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Phototherapy suite helps people with skin conditions 'live normal life'

Redeveloped after funding from League of Friends of RDCH

People with inflammatory skin conditions are being given help to live a 'normal life'.

A newly refurbished phototherapy suite has opened at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital after a charitable donation from the League of Friends of RDCH.

The Alden Suite is named after supporters Jerry and Constance Alden who have funded the redevelopment.

Phototherapy is widely recognised by the British Association of Dermatologists as a critical part of skin treatment provision.

In addition it's approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) across the UK for patients with a variety of conditions including eczema, psoriasis and acne.

It can be used for nearly 20 different skin conditions and can often reduce the need for patients to use expensive drugs as part of their treatment programmes.

Consultant Dermatologist Doctor Neill Hepburn said: "This service gives those individual living with inflammatory skin conditions the ability to live a normal life – it gives them their life back.

"This incredibly generous donation from Jerry and Constance Alden will undoubtedly provide immeasurable benefit for years to come and I would like to thank them for their generosity."

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