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Friday, 28 October 2016
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Colleagues celebrate prescribing success

Five non-medical colleagues from our hospital are now able to prescribe medication to their patients after successfully completing a specialist course at the University of Suffolk. It means they will no longer need to take drug charts to a doctor if they think medication should be changed, which will save time and move the patients treatment forward more quickly. 

28 October 2016
Thanks for saving baby George

A Suffolk couple today thanked the Ipswich Hospital doctors and nurses who helped save the life of their baby son.

27 October 2016
Meet our fertility experts

Ipswich Hospital is hosting a Meet the Fertility Experts event on Saturday, 12 November.

It will give people the chance to find out about the range of fertility services now on offer in Ipswich. There will be information on health, diet and wellbeing to help fertility, plus advice for same sex couples.

24 October 2016
Fin-tastic digital aquariums help patients stay calm

Unsettled patients at our hospital are now being given extra help to stay calm during their stay thanks to three special digital aquariums.

14 October 2016
Nurses urged to join team

Nurses who want to work flexible hours which suit their lifestyles have been invited to an open evening to find out more about joining our hospital’s central bank service.

14 October 2016
Hearing aid repair and maintenance news

The free repair, maintenance and supply of batteries and other hearing aid accessories for NHS patients will, from 1 December this year, be provided by staff at the Suffolk Hearing Advisory Service.

11 October 2016
Generous Glen shows support

A former mayor whose son was born prematurely at our hospital has presented staff with a cheque for £5,640 to help other sick babies and children.

10 October 2016
Colorectal surgeon wins European award

 A consultant at our hospital has become one of the most qualified colorectal surgeons in the country.

10 October 2016
Leap of faith raises £10,000 for patients

Fearless free-fallers have raised nearly £10,000 for patients receiving care at our hospital after taking a 10,000-foot leap of faith from the Suffolk skies.

09 October 2016
New charity chief's pledge to Ipswich Hospital patients

Ipswich Hospital’s new fundraising boss has pledged to develop an exciting programme of new events so that the Trust can continue to expand its successful charity for the benefit of patients.

07 October 2016
Great Big Little Giving Day

We are having a Great Big Little Giving Day to collect gifts for patients on our adult wards, on Friday 14 October.

03 October 2016
Top prize for researcher


A diabetes expert from our hospital has picked up a top international prize in recognition of the significant contribution he has made in developing a new technique to help diagnose diabetes early and monitor nerve damage.

02 October 2016
Local fitness group charity day

Local Fitness group Airbourne Fit has raised more than £3,000 at a family fun day.

19 September 2016
New andrology lab opens

A new laboratory has opened at our hospital for biomedical scientists studying andrology (the study of men’s health). The lab is kitted out with semen analysis equipment for patients suspected of fertility problems and for post vasectomy checks.

13 September 2016
New nurses invited to recruitment open day

Newly-qualified nurses keen to start their career at a dynamic and successful NHS trust have been invited to find out more about the opportunities available at Ipswich Hospital during an open day on 23 September.

08 September 2016
Start conversations about organ donation

Um, ah, ooh or err? It doesn’t matter how you begin to talk about organ donation, it’s just really important that you do.

05 September 2016
New kit for paediatric surgery

Young patients receiving care for bladder and kidney problems at our hospital are benefitting from more comfortable and less invasive treatment thanks to the generosity of a local charity.

30 August 2016
New generation of healthcare professionals

We are opening our doors to a future generation of healthcare professionals with an open event about a new NHS career.

26 August 2016
MRI scanners installed through the roof

Two state-of-the-art MRI scanners have been installed at our hospital as part of a £3m project.

23 August 2016
New home for Hadleigh mobile breast screening

Women attending breast screening appointments in Hadleigh will benefit from greater convenience and easier parking when our mobile unit moves to a new home next month.


23 August 2016
New state of the art beds

A major programme to replace the remaining manual beds at our hospital with the latest state-of-the-art models is about to begin.

12 August 2016
Crafters help keep patients calm

Crafters from Suffolk East Federation of WIs have donated 60 fidget quilts to our hospital to help keep unsettled patients calm during their stay.

05 August 2016
Macmillan chief praises commitment to cancer care

The chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, Lynda Thomas, today praised our medical staff, volunteers and fundraisers for helping to improve cancer care locally.

01 August 2016
Better support for women as specialist midwives appointed

Pregnant women and new mums receiving care from Ipswich Hospital are now able to access better support than ever before following the appointment of three new specialist midwives.

29 July 2016
First-of-its-kind initiative takes rehabilitation into patients’ homes

Patients who have been treated for breast cancer at Ipswich Hospital are now able to continue their rehabilitation in their own homes thanks to the release of an innovative exercise DVD.

27 July 2016
Ipswich doctors take on RideLondon to save babies lives

Ed Prosser-Snelling, Rohit Sharma and Clelia La Russa will team up with doctors from across the UK next weekend to save the lives of hundreds of babies. 

27 July 2016
Buggy smooths way for critically ill patients

Critically ill patients arriving at our hospital by air ambulance now have a much smoother passage into the Emergency Department.

26 July 2016
Patient transport lounge opens

Patients who need extra help to get home after an appointment are now able to wait in brighter, more comfortable surroundings following the creation of a dedicated ambulance transport lounge.

19 July 2016
Are you a nurse looking for flexible employment?

Nurses who want to work flexible hours have been invited to an open evening to find out more about joining our central bank service (CBS).

13 July 2016
New handbook brings extra support for skin cancer patients

People referred to Ipswich Hospital with skin cancer will soon be offered essential information to guide them from diagnosis through treatment to discharge thanks to a new handbook written for patients by patients.

12 July 2016
Award for diabetes care

A project which has successfully improved Type 2 diabetes care has been awarded national recognition.

12 July 2016
Aldeburgh Hospital event

Nurses and healthcare assistants interested in working at Aldeburgh Community Hospital are invited to an open event.

05 July 2016
Trio of non-executives join the Board

Three new non-executive directors have joined The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

28 June 2016
We're among country’s best for stroke care

New data shows stroke patients at our hospital are benefitting from fast access to specialist treatment and assessment, in turn giving them a better chance of making a good recovery.

14 June 2016
Join our nursing team

Nurses who want to work flexible hours which suit their lifestyles are invited to an open day to find out more about joining Ipswich Hospital’s central bank service (CBS).

14 June 2016
Extra convenience for patients as one-stop therapy shop launches

Patients who need specialist equipment to help them recover from orthopaedic surgery or rehabilitate from a musculoskeletal problem will now be able to buy it directly from Ipswich Hospital following the launch of a one-stop therapy shop.

13 June 2016
Overnight stays help new families to bond

The partners of women who are having their babies at Ipswich Hospital are now able to stay overnight so that they can offer vital support to their partner while bonding as a family.

08 June 2016
Double award winners

Two ground-breaking projects which have helped hundreds of Ipswich Hospital patients to return home more quickly or avoid an unnecessary admission have been awarded coveted prizes at a national awards ceremony.

07 June 2016
Visit us at Suffolk Show

People going to this week’s Suffolk Show are being invited to visit our hospital’s stand and have their blood pressure checked, dress up as a doctor and find out more about the care available at their local hospital.

31 May 2016
State-of-the-art new cancer centre welcomes its first patients

Our new £4.7m cancer centre opened its doors to its first patients on Monday.

18 May 2016
Ipswich Hospital launches pledge to improve local breast cancer services

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust has recently launched a new Service Pledge for Breast Cancer – an initiative in collaboration with leading UK charity Breast Cancer Now – to ensure that services for local breast cancer patients are of the highest possible quality.

03 May 2016
Celebrating partnership

An international partnership for safer care and sharing expertise is being celebrated at our hospital.

28 April 2016
Hearts touched by generosity and kindness

The generosity and kindness of Bryan Sampson, a retired chartered surveyor, has touched the hearts of clinicians and colleagues at our hospital.

28 April 2016
Fertility open evening

Ipswich Hospital is hosting a Meet the Fertility Experts event next month.
It will give people the chance to find out about the range of fertility services now on offer in Ipswich and the opportunity to have questions answered in a relaxed environment.

13 April 2016
Endoscopy patients invited to group

The Endoscopy Patient User Group is three years old and going strong.

13 April 2016
Open day for newly qualified nurses

Our hospital is hosting a recruitment open day for newly qualified nurses on Tuesday, 3 May.

12 April 2016
Ward makeover thanks to £1.5million

A make-over of wards and treatment areas is about to begin at our hospital thanks to the generosity of Peter John Gibbons, a Suffolk landowner and resident.

11 April 2016
Sunrise Appeal hits £95k

Our £100,000 appeal for children and babies is on the final straight after today hitting the £95,000 mark. Thanks to the Saxmundham Rotary Club for a £2,000 donation.

08 April 2016
Diabetes services are a year old

Two specialist diabetes services are celebrating their first anniversary. Here, the hospital’s diabetes project manager Emma Page updates us on their success…

07 April 2016
Patient's 500 miles for treatment

Patient Lieske Drewery is so impressed by the care she gets at our hospital she completes a 500 mile round trip from her hometown for treatment.

29 February 2016
Team Ipswich staff awards

Winning colleagues at our staff awards include a volunteer who helps cancer patients, a team which treats osteoporosis patients, a matron from our children’s ward and two junior doctors.

26 February 2016
New Trust Board Role Announced

David White, Chair of The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is marking his first 100 days in the job by strengthening the Board.

23 February 2016
Bigger, brighter and kinder

A £200,000 project to create a better outpatient department is taking shape with the opening of a new lounge for patients waiting to be taken home.

29 January 2016
Lisa launches two new pioneering campaigns for nurses at Ipswich Hospital

Lisa Nobes, the new Director of Nursing at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, is launching two new pioneering campaigns for nurses.

22 January 2016
Diabetes Healthy Dance Classes

Our diabetes team has joined forces with Dance East

18 December 2015
80,000 thank you's

One of our young patients paid a very special visit to the Neonatal Unit this morning to say 80,000 thanks to everyone who has donated to the Sunrise Appeal.

14 December 2015
Ipswich Town Football Club players visit young patients

Blues players visited the hospital yesterday to deliver Christmas presents and sign autographs in Paediatrics.

11 December 2015
Appeal for gifts for our Giving Tree

Our hospital has launched a Christmas appeal to collect gifts for patients and vulnerable local people.

01 December 2015
Visitors welcome for longer

Carers and visitors of people being cared for at our hospital will now be welcome from 11am until 8pm as new extended visiting hours are introduced on 1 December 2015.

27 November 2015
Celebrating a major milestone in our campaign to build the Woolverstone Macmillan Cancer Centre

Cancer centre appeal hits half million pound mark.

25 November 2015
What is acute medicine all about?

Our acute medical team works on the hospital frontline but how many of us know what acute medicine is? Here we find out more.

20 November 2015
Friday is Carers Rights Day

Come and meet our Caring for Carers team on Friday.

18 November 2015
Children's flu study begins

Is your child eligible?

16 November 2015
State-of-the-art MRI scanners arriving

A £3 million project for two state-of-the-art MRI scanners gets underway at our hospital on Monday.

13 November 2015
Have you received a patient survey?

Patients cared for at our hospital this summer are being asked to take part in a national survey about hospital care.

11 November 2015
Award winning staff

Congratulations to nurses Mowena Palmer and Stuart Graham and housekeeper Tracey Cribb - the first colleagues to win Ipswich Hospital Commendations.

10 November 2015
Will Week Success

A free will writing service offered for one week only by two solicitors firms to raise money for The Ipswich Hospital Charity has been a huge success.

09 November 2015
A high-speed art tour

Take a high-speed art tour of Ipswich Hospital focusing on the drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures that brighten up its corridors.

04 November 2015
Medical Day Unit opens

Patients regularly cared for in our hospital's clinical investigations unit have officially opened the new unit.

03 November 2015
£2.5million chemo drug unit opens

We have opened a new £2.5million drugs centre to make chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients.

26 October 2015
Paramedics join Emergency team

Our Emergency Department has two new clinical recruits who will ease the workload of the department’s doctors.

23 October 2015
Scrubs as PJs

Nursing staff on our dementia wards are helping patients stay calm at night by wearing scrubs to resemble pyjamas.

21 October 2015
Bronze award for local and sustainable dishes

The Courtyard Restaurant at our hospital has won an industry award for serving a range of good, fresh food.

20 October 2015
No beating Matt for cardiac pace

A cardiology student at our hospital has been fast-tracked to be a specialist in his field.

14 October 2015
Helping frail people avoid hospital stays

A team of specialist clinicians at our hospital is gearing up to help frail people avoid hospital stays over the winter.

07 October 2015
Historic day for this hospital and the NHS locally

The new provider of the NHS community health services will begin its work today.

01 October 2015
Mayor supports appeal for young patients

Ipswich Mayor Glen Chisholm and his son Clinton are supporting the hospital's Sunrise Appeal. Find out why here.

28 September 2015
Award for pollen passion

A nurse specialist with a passion for pollen counting has become the first nurse to win an industry allergy award.

25 September 2015
Clearer picture for bile duct surgery

A surgical camera which looks inside patients’ bile ducts has been bought by the Digestive Disorders Foundation (Suffolk) for the hospital.

24 September 2015
New £2million cancer treatment machine

Radiotherapy treatment at our hospital is strengthening its position as among the best in the country with a new state-of-art machine.

15 September 2015
Sepsis awareness

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which kills at least 37,000 people in the UK each year.

11 September 2015
Opening our doors to a future generation

Ipswich Hospital is opening its doors to a future generation of healthcare professionals with a roadshow next week about a new NHS career. Working in partnership with the University of East Anglia, the hospital is looking for students to join a new physician associate degree course.

09 September 2015
Patient entertainment system issues

Essential maintenance work on our Hospedia patient entertainment/media system has led to technical problems and interruptions to the service for patients.

08 September 2015
Happy staff = happy patients

A wellbeing spotlight will be put on all hospital colleagues next week – encouraging staff to keep well, stay fit, feel supported and join in.


08 September 2015
Calling nurses to join us for coffee

Our hospital is hosting a drop-in event on Saturday, 19 September, for registered nurses who would like to find out more about working here.

02 September 2015
Father thanks hospital for saving his newborn daughter's life

ACTION man father Ross Wishart is preparing to climb mountains to show gratitude to the doctors and nurses who saved his newborn baby’s life. Ross will be raising money for the hospital's Sunrise Appeal which has so far raised £61,000 for sick babies and children.

28 August 2015
Footballers onside with paediatrics

Ipswich Town players visited patients on our children’s ward to mark the football club selecting us as one of its chosen charities.

04 August 2015
Like us on Facebook

Our hospital is on Facebook. Please visit our page and 'like' us.

27 July 2015
National gong for stoma nurse

A nurse at our hospital has won a national award for her work caring for stoma patients.

27 July 2015
Safer Sleeping Suffolk

Providing a safe sleep environment for your baby.

14 July 2015
New healthcare professionals joining medical teams

Our hospital is to welcome 20 physician associate trainees who will work with doctors and surgeons to help care for patients.

10 July 2015
So sew special donation

Hundreds of patients are set to benefit from a special ‘sew-a-thon’.

03 July 2015
Senior leader to join ground-breaking programme

Barbara Hercliffe to join ground-breaking quality improvement initiative.

03 July 2015
VERT Team Nominated for a National Award

The VERT team at the Ipswich radiotherapy department has been shortlisted for Professionalism in Practice category in the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2014

18 March 2014
Care Plan Paves the Way Forward

The trail-blazing work of two specialist radiographers in our hospital has been highlighted in an article published in a prestigious journal.

13 February 2014
World Radiography Day 2013

World Radiography Day 2013 was celebrated in the radiotherapy department.

18 November 2013
Supporters Buy New Hi-Tech Medical Gear

New state-of-the art cameras are today helping medics at Ipswich Hospital treat cancer patients.

13 May 2013
A Helping Hand Through Your Cancer Treatment

Offering help and support, Lisa Mann is a shining star guiding cancer patients through their radiotherapy sessions.

03 April 2013
Take a Seat and Relax

A new patient relaxation chair and specialist sensory equipment have been unveiled at the Ipswich Hospital’s Radiotherapy Department in memory of late patient Ivan Garnham.

06 March 2013
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