A Kidderminster endoscopy team has received a prestigious industry award after receiving a patient nomination for its care.

The team at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre was presented with a British Citizen Award certificate for its high standard of patient care.

The team was nominated by patient Fred Holland, also from Kidderminster, who received the team's care three times recently.

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He praised the team for its "exceptional" treatment.

Mr Holland, a British Citizen Awards ambassador himself, presented the certificate to unit manager Deborah Hathaway and the wider team.

He said: "The whole team was fantastic when I had my treatment.

"I’ve been several times and every time the class of care was exceptional.

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"I wanted to recognise their contribution to the NHS and people of Worcestershire and I am really proud to be able to award them these certificates on behalf of the British Citizen Awards."

Ms Hathaway said: "We were all very grateful to receive this award and it has been a real morale booster.

"We are a very dedicated hard-working team here at Kidderminster Endoscopy Unit and I’m very proud of everyone."

The endoscopy team, several of whom are based in the Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) which opened in 2022, conducts tests to see inside the body using a special device.

The CDC's aims to provide better access and capacity to the residents of Worcestershire for imaging and endoscopy services, ensuring shorter waiting times for patients who require diagnosis or treatment.

Mr Holland began fundraising for the hospital in 1960 and has raised over £2 million to date, and has had the Fred Holland Diabetes Centre named in his honour.