13 December 2010
Local patients to benefit from generous donation
Breast cancer patients from across west Suffolk are set to benefit from a generous donation of nearly £650 after workers from a Thetford recycling company “wore it pink” for charity.
10 December 2010
Town stars to spread Christmas cheer
Footballers from Ipswich Town’s first team will visit West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Ward on Tuesday to spread some Christmas cheer and hand out presents to patients.
07 December 2010
New birthing unit officially opens
A new unit which offers mothers with a “homely” environment in which to give birth will be officially opened at West Suffolk Hospital on Friday (10 December).
06 December 2010
Extra measures unveiled as hospital makes Christmas plea
Party-goers have been urged to treat staff at West Suffolk Hospital with respect this Christmas – and warned that violent or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated.
03 December 2010
New service brings help closer to home for Sudbury patients
A new drop-in service offering vital help and information to people living with cancer is to be launched in the centre of Sudbury.
29 November 2010
Apply now and help make a difference
Professionals with senior level expertise in the private, public or voluntary sector are being urged to make a difference to their communities by applying for an important position at West Suffolk Hospital.
26 November 2010
New schemes to tackle staff parking issues
New schemes are to be introduced at West Suffolk Hospital to tackle ongoing parking issues and permanently reduce the number of staff bringing their cars onto the site.
23 November 2010
New data places WSH among country’s best
A new way of measuring the physical benefits which surgery brings to patients has placed West Suffolk Hospital among the country’s top performers for hip replacements.
15 November 2010
New safety devices for extra reassurance
West Suffolk Hospital staff who work alone within the community have been issued with new technology to help keep them safe when visiting patients.
10 November 2010
Innovative therapy programme helps patients get FIT
An innovative therapy programme designed to give former intensive care patients the best possible chance of returning to work and pursuing their previous interests has been introduced at West Suffolk Hospital.
9 November 2010
Look after your lungs with a visit to the market
Shoppers from across Suffolk are being invited to drop into their local market and give their lungs a free MOT during a special event organised to promote good respiratory health.
2 November 2010
Extra choice for new mums as “home away from home” opens
A new unit offering mothers the chance to giving birth in a “home away from home” has opened at West Suffolk Hospital.
1 November 2010
Top award for critical care nurses
The local branch of a charity dedicated to promoting best practice in critical care nursing has been awarded the prize for “best region” at a national conference.
19 October 2010
Seek help fast, patients urged
People with symptoms of suspected arthritis have been urged to seek specialist medical help as quickly as possible to dramatically reduce their chances of suffering long term damage or disability.
4 October 2010
Pain project picks up prize
An innovative project which has helped improve pain management at West Suffolk Hospital has been awarded first prize at a national conference – just days after it was showcased as best practice on the international stage.
24 September 2010
Ground-breaking project picks up top innovations prize
A unique project designed to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions by providing respiratory patients with specially targeted care in their own homes has picked up a top regional innovations award.
24 September 2010
Innovative approach to help recruitment
Bosses at West Suffolk Hospital are to scour the world for the new doctors needed to help solve recruitment issues – without even leaving Bury St Edmunds.
10 September 2010
Innovative project short listed for second prestigious award
An innovative project which has significantly reduced the amount of time hip or knee replacement patients spend at West Suffolk Hospital has been shortlisted for a second prestigious award within just one month.
1 September 2010
Joint care programme gives patient ‘new lease of life’
An innovative approach to the care of patients needing replacement joints gives people ‘a new lease of life’, West Suffolk Hospital’s annual public meeting was told on Friday (27 August).
23 August 2010
A new patient group leads the way for Suffolk
The first self-help group for patients experiencing the debilitating condition of chronic pain has been set up with the support of the Pain Clinic in West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds.
17 August 2010
Award-winning initiative showcased at annual public meeting
An award-winning initiative which has significantly reduced the amount of time hip or knee replacement patients spend at West Suffolk Hospital will be showcased at the trust’s annual public meeting next week.
16 August 2010
Delivering better care for children
A specialist Children’s Assessment Unit (CAU) designed to ensure that every young patient receives the very best care to meet their individual needs is to be created at West Suffolk Hospital.
11 August 2010
Innovative projects shortlisted for prestigious awards
Two innovative projects spearheaded by staff at West Suffolk Hospital have been shortlisted as finalists in two prestigious regional awards ceremonies.
09 August 2010
100% pass rate as next generation of doctors qualify
The “exceptional results” recorded by the latest doctors to complete their medical training at West Suffolk Hospital have been heralded after all 19 students passed their final exams, with six achieving sought-after distinctions.
03 August 2010
New nursing role on West Suffolk`s wards
West Suffolk has become one of only a handful of hospitals in the eastern region to pioneer a completely new nursing role after welcoming its very first trainee assistant practitioners to the wards.
30 July 2010
Non-executive directors reappointed to hospital board
The Appointments Commission has reappointed two non-executive directors to the board of West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust.
29 July 2010
Patient`s praise for “marvellous service”
An Ipswich patient receiving treatment for chronic breathing problems has praised an “absolutely marvellous” service which brings the expert help she needs directly to her doorstep.
27 July 2010
Come along and help raise funds
Photo opportunity: Friday 30 July from 3pm to 5pm in the garden outside the children’s outpatients department at West Suffolk Hospital. Staff host an afternoon tea to raise money for charity.
26 July 2010
New system helps make waiting time fly
An innovative new pager system has been introduced at West Suffolk Hospital to help make waiting time fly for those attending outpatient clinics.
22 July 2010
High standards maintained as hospital rated “good”
Assessors have rated the environment, quality of food and levels of privacy and dignity offered to patients at West Suffolk Hospital as “good” for the second year running.
19 July 2010
Innovative project goes live
An innovative project designed to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions by providing respiratory patients with specially targeted care in their own homes has gone live across Suffolk.
15 July 2010
West Suffolk apprentice comes top
Three apprentices from West Suffolk Hospital have been recognised for their hard work and dedication at a special awards ceremony – with one picking up the overall prize as the county’s apprentice of the year.
9 July 2010
Patient safety given £300,000 boost
Patient safety at West Suffolk Hospital has been given a £300,000 boost following an investment in new equipment for administering intravenous fluids and drugs.
29 June 2010
New website helps people to breathe more easily
A new website designed to help people with chronic breathing difficulties get the best possible quality of life has today gone live.
28 June 2010
Wards close due to norovirus
Four wards at West Suffolk Hospital have closed to new admissions after several patients showed symptoms of norovirus.
21 June 2010
“Celebrating Life after Cancer” Event
Cancer survivors in West Suffolk are invited to attend a ‘Celebrating Life After Cancer’ event to help them tackle some of the ongoing issues that arise from the disease or its treatment.
18 June 2010
Staff road test the bike with extra pedal power
West Suffolk Hospital staff will be given the chance to road test a bike with extra pedal power next week as part of a drive to encourage more people to leave their cars at home and find alternative ways of travelling to work.
17 June 2010
Walking through the night for charity
A dedicated team from West Suffolk Hospital are preparing to walk through the night during a 21 hour relay event taking place to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
15 June 2010
Walnuttree - a Service of Thanksgiving
With the expected closure of the inpatient beds at Walnuttree Hospital we come to the end of another phase in the long and colourful history of the site. In future, alternative beds will be bought in the community, offering the service as close to the patient as possible.
11 June 2010
Coffee shops join the drive to encourage breast-feeding
Coffee shops around west Suffolk are making a special effort to welcome breast-feeding mums and their babies.
8 June 2010
Staff swap portering for points
A seven-strong team of West Suffolk Hospital staff will swap portering for points next week when they take part in a wheelchair basketball marathon to raise funds for a local club.
4 June 2010
Volunteers awarded for years of dedication
Dedicated volunteers who have together clocked up nearly 300 years serving patients, visitors and staff at West Suffolk Hospital are to be commended for their efforts at a special awards ceremony.
3 June 2010
Revised parking charges announced
Patients and visitors at West Suffolk Hospital will be asked to pay 10p more to park for up to two hours and 20p extra for up to four hours following the annual review of car parking on the site.
Staff suggestions make all the difference at WSH
18 May 2010
Waiting for an appointment at West Suffolk has become much more enjoyable for children after two of the hospital’s busiest departments began handing out fun-packed play bags to keep youngsters entertained.
West Suffolk ranked among the country`s best
14 May 2010
West Suffolk Hospital has been ranked as the second best performing trust in the country for hitting tough 18-week waiting time targets – which means patients are receiving faster treatment than ever before.
05 May 2010
Paintings in Hospitals (East) will be holding its fifth annual sale at Wildwood Gallery in Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds from 14 to 22 May.
Former patient’s generous gift brightens WSH corridors
31 March 2010
A former patient and celebrated artist has given a generous gift to West Suffolk Hospital to thank staff for their “excellent care and treatment”.
New role brings chance to earn while you learn
26 March 2010
People with a background in health and social care are being given the ideal opportunity to earn while they learn after a brand new nursing role was created at West Suffolk Hospital.
RWSfm’s new logo unveiled!
16 March 2010
The winning entry in a design competition organised to find a logo for Suffolk’s newest radio station has today been unveiled.
Shining Lights pick up their prizes
16 March 2010
West Suffolk Hospital staff who go the extra mile to deliver excellent services, treat everyone with respect and dignity and drive through improvements to patient care will be celebrated on Thursday (18 March) at a special ceremony.
Leap of faith nets £8,000 for West Suffolk’s SCBU
15 March 2010
Staff from West Suffolk Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit are to receive a cheque for nearly £8,000 – thanks to the bravery of a 18-strong team who took a 15,000ft leap of faith to raise the charity cash.
Innovative ophthalmic study day hailed a success
15 March 2010
National experts who specialise in providing ophthalmic care for children have visited West Suffolk Hospital to take part in the Eye Treatment Centre’s first ever study day.
Hospital board welcomes new appointment
02 March 2010
The Appointments Commission has appointed Steven Turpie to the position of Audit Chair on the board of West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust.
New medical treatment unit at West Suffolk Hospital
24 February 2010
A medical treatment unit (MTU) has been set up at West Suffolk Hospital to offer a wide variety of day procedures for patients.
Simple changes make significant difference
12 February 2010
Simple changes to the way food is served on a ward at West Suffolk Hospital have cut the amount of time patients wait for their meals while guaranteeing that everyone who needs help to eat is provided with support as quickly as possible.
Further changes to visiting at West Suffolk Hospital
10 February 2010
Normal visiting arrangements have been reintroduced across West Suffolk Hospital – with the exception of three wards where norovirus still remains.
Limited visiting reintroduced at hospital
26 January 2010
Limited visiting is being reintroduced to most wards at West Suffolk Hospital after an outbreak of norovirus subsided.
Trust appoints new chief executive
21 January 2010
West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust has appointed Stephen Graves as its new chief executive.
Unique opportunity to showcase your skills
15 January 2010
Radio West Suffolk is giving people from across the county a unique opportunity to showcase their artwork to thousands by entering a competition to design a new logo for the station.
New clinics introduced as service expands into community
12 January 2010
Patients with joint disease and other rheumatology problems can now choose where to go to access specialist care after West Suffolk Hospital rolled out a series of clinics within the community.
Hospital remains shut to visitors
11 January 2010
West Suffolk Hospital remains closed to visitors today following an outbreak of norovirus.
Hospital closes to visitors
06 January 2010
West Suffolk Hospital has today closed to visitors in an attempt to contain an outbreak of norovirus after the illness spread to a further three wards overnight.
Wards close due to norovirus
04 January 2010
Three wards at West Suffolk Hospital have closed to new admissions after several patients showed symptoms of norovirus.