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Thursday, 27 November 2014
Ipswich Hospital
Join our user group

Our team is looking for people to be part of its Older People's User Group. Would you join us?

26 November 2014
National Inpatient Survey

We need your feedback! If you have a survey, read on to discover how it can help us improve.

26 November 2014
New epilepsy nurse specialists

Epilepsy patients are getting speedier access to nursing care our hospital thanks to two new nurse specialists.

25 November 2014
Innovation Cup Challenge

Our very own Dragon's Den launched for innovative patient-focused improvements

24 November 2014
Carers' Rights Day

It's Carers' Rights Day on Friday 28 November

24 November 2014
Our Cancer Information Centre is 10 years old

Patients and colleagues got together for a birthday bash for the John Le Vay Cancer Information Centre.

18 November 2014
Alcohol awareness week

It's Alcohol Awareness week: find out more about having a healthy relationship with alcohol.

18 November 2014
CuddleCot supports bereaved parents

Touching gift from Rotary Club gives precious time for bereaved parents to say goodbye

14 November 2014
Latest Safer Staff Figures

Our latest safer staff figures have been released

13 November 2014
Jobs for nurses

Our recruitment team is hosting a drop-in event for registered nurses who would like to find out more about working at the hospital.

11 November 2014
New Police presence on hospital beat

Ipswich Hospital receives new police presence thanks to match-funding

07 November 2014
Shining a light for little ones

Ipswich parents launch Little Lights Walk appeal for Bliss and neonatal unit at Ipswich Hospital

06 November 2014
Cancer centre celebrates 10 years

Join our team on Tuesday to celebrate 10 years of the John Le Vay Cancer Information Centre.

05 November 2014
New dementia friendly ward areas

Care for patients with dementia has received a boost with a new million pound ward makeover.

05 November 2014
Precious Babies Remembered

Memories of precious babies shared at Ipswich Hospital

31 October 2014
Mozambique partnership

Successful partnership with Mozambique hospital wins trust grant

24 October 2014
Making a great connection with Woolverstone

Fantastic fundraisers at a local call centre have made a significant donation to our cancer services fund

24 October 2014
Breast Cancer to Butterflies

Amazing fundraisers present beautiful artwork to our children's unit

22 October 2014
Mobile Operating Theatre

Vanguard mobile theatre reduces waiting list times

17 October 2014
Breakthrough Bake Off

Bake-tastic cake sale supporting breast cancer charities on today at Ipswich Hospital

17 October 2014
Secondary Breast Cancer Pledge

Ipswich Hospital chosen by major breast charities for improvement programme

15 October 2014
Clowns are all of a fidget for book launch

Children's book Fidget and Hamish is launched at Ipswich Hospital by Clown Doctors.

14 October 2014
On the buses with Suffolk Family Carers

New mobile carers centre stops at Ipswich before touring Suffolk

10 October 2014
Industrial Action

Our CEO Nick Hulme on forthcoming industrial action

10 October 2014
Flu Fighter Campaign Underway

Staff ready for the jab in the fight against flu

07 October 2014
New identity for The Ipswich Hospital Charity

Today we launch a new visual identity and dedicated web pages for The Ipswich Hospital Charity.

07 October 2014
This hospital is a finalist in an Innovation Competition

Super Ipswich trio nominated for regional award for innovations within patient safety.

03 October 2014
Free WiFi widely available across Ipswich Hospital

An impressive young man brings an impressive new service at Ipswich Hospital

03 October 2014
Jo wins two major awards

Top Ipswich Hospital student radiographer scoops two major awards

01 October 2014
Shining a light on NHS career choices

A trail blazing project to help young people explore the hundreds of careers available in the NHS is underway at Ipswich Hospital.

01 October 2014
Ground breaking research in diabetes at Ipswich

Pioneering research by two Ipswich Hospital doctors has been recognised internationally.

30 September 2014
Come Back to Nursing

A new national campaign is being launched today.

29 September 2014
Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

Baking and brewing up for Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

26 September 2014
New Emergency Therapy Team

New Therapy Team extends and improves patient care at Ipswich

25 September 2014
Our Safer Staffing Figures for August

Dr Lynne Wigens, Director of Nursing and Quality, shares our latest Safer Staffing figures.

22 September 2014
Drop In and Stay Safe

Easing access to health with our learning disabilities open day.

19 September 2014
Carol's fundraising drive for cardiology

Golfers champion fundraising at Rushmere Golf Club

18 September 2014
World Sepsis Day marked at Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich Hospital marks World Sepsis Day with range of events

10 September 2014
Herbs for happy memories

Herb planters bring sweet memories to Constable Suite gardens

10 September 2014
Pounding the pavements for Ipswich Hospital

Running Club set for Ipswich Half Marathon

04 September 2014
Boney Bikers Pedalling in Memory of Lost Friends

T & O volunteer Andy is cycling to help buy a memorial book for the hospital chapel.

02 September 2014
Carers’ Cabin Launch

Award winning broadcaster to open new facility for family carers.

28 August 2014
Jack launches free Wifi across the hospital

A personal promise made by our Chief Executive to an inspirational young patient was honoured yesterday.

28 August 2014
A first for Ipswich

All nurses and healthcare assistants in training at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust are being guaranteed a job by Nick Hulme, the hospital's Chief Executive.

15 August 2014
A Summer Ball to rival the roaring 20s

Ipswich Hospital colleagues put on the glitz for a 1920s-themed summer ball.

04 August 2014
Hannah all set for achieving her lifetime ambition

Hannah Lord-Vince is hoping that a long-held ambition will be achieved on tomorrow when she takes part in the Virgin Active London Triathlon 2014.

01 August 2014
East Anglian Diabetes Study

Ipswich Hospital involved in £2.2m Diabetes Research Study

29 July 2014
Their eyes on the prize

Our eye clinic has been nominated for a national award after outstanding praise from patients.

21 July 2014
Blankets,bonnets and baby toys

Baskets full of lovingly made blankets, bonnets and baby toys have been handed over to the Framlingham neonatal unit

16 July 2014
Phillipines funds make a difference

Hospital staff and patients raise funds that make a difference to typhoon hit Phillippine families.

09 July 2014
Funds are blooming for Framlingham NNU

Flower arranging proves a hit in Framlingham and raises funds for NNU

08 July 2014
Singing for SCBU

Suffolk singers raise vital funds for Neonatal Unit at Ipswich Hospital.

02 July 2014
Swapping Clobber for Books

Funds raised from Clobber Swaps help support families of patients facing cancer.

26 June 2014
Our Safer Staff Figures for May

Dr Lynne Wigens, Director of Nursing and Quality, shares our Safer Staffing figures.

24 June 2014
The Ipswich Hospital Summer Ball

Get your tickets for the Ipswich Hospital Summer Ball!

18 June 2014
Clobber Swaps help cancer patients across the hospital

Success of Clobber Swap funds lots of new equipment for cancer patients

18 June 2014
Emergency Department Showcases Transformational Progress

Hospital staff showcase transformational work in Emergency Department.

18 June 2014
Clobber Swaps for Book Publication

Clobber Swaps help to fund publication of cancer information book for children

17 June 2014
Italian team visit Ipswich Hospital

A team from a large teaching hospital in Rome are visiting Ipswich Hospital to study the recently installed electronic patient record system

12 June 2014
Forget-me-Nots Want To Connect and Communicate

Dementia Support in the Constable Suite from Suffolk Art Group Forget-Me-Nots

12 June 2014
Getting Into HealthCare with the Princes Trust

The Mayor of Ipswich presents certificates to the students completing their Prince's Trust placements at Ipswich Hospital.

12 June 2014
Making Volunteering Count Our First Volunteers Conference

Our first volunteers conference was held during the 60th anniversary of National Volunteers Week.

11 June 2014
Zoe’s Skills Will Help Save African Children

Zoe Page, Senior Cardiac Physiologist, is off to Cape Town to help the Echo in Africa project.

11 June 2014
World Record Attempt for the Largest Gathering of Fairies in One Place

Join Kersey's Solicitors once again in attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the "largest gathering of fairies in one place".

10 June 2014
Ribbon Cut at New Learning Centre Inspired by Pioneering Nurse

A trio of top nurses joined staff to celebrate the opening of a new nursing centre named after the pioneering nurse Edith Cavell.

10 June 2014
Gynaecological Cancers Support Group

A support group for women affected by gynaecological cancers has been been relaunched  in Ipswich.

09 June 2014
Carer's Week 9 - 15 June 2014

Carers Week is a UK-wide annual awareness campaign which takes place from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 June 2014

09 June 2014
Stars Sparkle on Awards Night

Our hospital stars who  go above and beyond their daily role have been recognised at a glittering staff awards night.

27 May 2014
Searching for stars

A search to find the outstanding stars of Ipswich Hospital begins today with the launch of the Staff Awards 2014.

15 April 2014
Ipswich Hospital team wins national award

Radiotherapy team wins the Academy for Healthcare Science award for professionalism in practice.

14 April 2014
Clare Marx elected President of the Royal College of Surgeons today 10 April 2014

Clare Marx, our Associate Medical Director, elected President of the Royal College of Surgeons.

10 April 2014
Tattoos Bring Tears

Talented Ipswich Hospital nurses work hard to improve the confidence of women having undergone breast reconstructive surgery through nipple tattooing.

09 April 2014
High Praise for Standards of Training

Ipswich Hospital’s medical training has been given the seal of approval for its high standards by the School of Medicine which oversees the quality of the education of doctors in training.

09 April 2014
A Close Shave for a Little Princess

Kirsty's Shave-Off for John Le Vay

27 March 2014
The Countess of Wessex opens the Ipswich Heart Centre

Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex visits the hospital to unveil our new heart centre.

19 March 2014
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
State of Caring Survey

Carers UK's landmark annual survey is now open – help them find out what impact caring has on carers' lives

05 March 2014
Haven Power supporting SCBU at Ipswich Hospital

Haven Power chooses to support Ipswich Hospital – Special Care Baby Unit for the next 12 months!

20 February 2014
Ipswich Hospital Clobber Swap

Swap Til You Drop

18 February 2014
David Poole Artwork Auction Ends

The David Poole Artwork Auction has now ended. Thank you for the fantastic support.

17 February 2014
New Scanners Transform Liver Diagnosis

Two new scanners at Ipswich Hospital have been transforming the care of patients with liver disease and will shortly be used to help prisoners with chronic hepatitis.

13 February 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
Caring Sally Scoops Top Title

An Ipswich Hospital nurse who has devoted her career to working with people with learning disabilities has won a prestigious national award.

12 February 2014
One Year On - the Francis Report

The top ten things we are doing or have done since the Francis Report came out a year ago.

06 February 2014
New Medical Director Appointed

Dr Barbara Buckley joins The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust as Medical Director

06 February 2014
Take on the Insane Mud Challenge for CLIC Sargent with Team Ipswich

CLIC Sargent, the children’s cancer charity, have teamed up with Insane Terrain Running Ltd to bring you a fun challenge for 2014…The Insane Mud Challenge on Sunday 18th May.

04 February 2014
In Loving Memory of Laura

Loving Mum Bridget Arthey didn’t want any presents for her special birthday, instead she raised £2,000 for the childrens ward that treated her dying daughter.

03 February 2014
Care Plan Wins Recognition

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

27 January 2014
The Earlier, the Better

It’s especially important over the winter months that elderly people tell a friend, family member or carer if they have a bad cough, cold or sore throat to prevent it getting worse.

23 January 2014
Older People's Services launch newsletter

The Older People’s Services team at Ipswich Hospital have created a newsletter to keep the community up to date on their news and developments

22 January 2014
David Poole Picture Sale to Fund New Artwork

Artwork by David Poole is going on sale to raise funds for new artwork for the hospital

21 January 2014
Monitors Make A Difference

Two new paediatric monitors were put to work as soon as they arrived on the children’s unit at Ipswich Hospital after generous fundraising and donations made their purchase possible.

17 January 2014
"Going Together", the Ipswich-Beira newsletter

Ipswich Hospital and Hospital Central da Beira have produced a joint newsletter on patient safety as part of the World Health Organisation’s African Partnerships for Patient Safety.

17 January 2014
Top Baby Names in Ipswich

Babies born at Ipswich Hospital are being given names to match their newborn contemporaries around the country – with one exception.

13 January 2014
Speak Out Safely Campaign

Ipswich Hospital NHS trust wholeheartedly supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. We want any staff member who has a concern to raise this within the organisation at the earliest opportunity.

10 January 2014
What's Your Goal for 2014?

Suffolk Palliative Care Academy wants to hear your goals for the New Year

07 January 2014
Praise For Maternity Services In Latest Survey

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust standards are high for new mothers, according to the latest maternity survey published by the Care Quality Commission on 12 December 2013.

20 December 2013
There's Still Time to Return Your Survey

There’s just four weeks to go until this year’s national in-patient survey closes. If you’ve been sent a survey, it would be much appreciated if you could complete and return the survey.

20 December 2013
Patient's Poem

Staff on Washbrook Ward gained a special insight into a patient experience of being in a side room on a busy ward thanks to a patient's poem.

19 December 2013
Take Extra Care This Winter

Each winter, there are significant numbers of injuries and illnesses due to cold weather, snow and ice, and older people are especially vulnerable.  There are a few key steps that you can take to keep warm and keep well in the colder weather.

16 December 2013
The Blues Bring Smiles

A man with a white beard bearing presents together with three of his helpers put happy smiles on the faces of children on Bergholt ward.

12 December 2013
Don’t Forget your Christmas Prescriptions

It is important to order your prescriptions well before the holidays, especially if you’ve got a long-term condition like diabetes or heart disease, or are a carer.

09 December 2013
Health Minister Opens New Look Maternity Wards

Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter came to Ipswich Hospital on Thursday  5th December to open the £600,000 new look maternity wards.

05 December 2013
Christmas Essentials Campaign

Share the magic of Christmas with people in hospital by joining our Christmas Essentials campaign this year.

03 December 2013
Success for Sarah

A senior leader at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust has been honoured with a prestigious award.

02 December 2013
Small change makes a big difference

New penny boxes to raise money for the hospital are now available.

28 November 2013
Art for Health

Nick Hulme, Chief Executive, views the latest artwork to be displayed in the hospital's main corridor.

27 November 2013
Take control of your long-term health condition this winter

If you, or someone you know, has a health condition - such as asthma, diabetes, MS, or a chest, heart, liver or kidney complaint – take control this winter by taking a few simple steps

22 November 2013
Movember at Ipswich Hospital

There are a lot of hairy men wandering round our hospital at the moment. If you have noticed a monstrous moustache or two then it must be Movember.

20 November 2013
Ipswich Leads the Way

A new code of conduct for all health care support workers has been launched at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and is being used as a blueprint for other hospitals across the East of England.

18 November 2013
World Radiography Day 2013

World Radiography Day 2013 was celebrated in the radiotherapy department.

18 November 2013
Nick and Peter on the Listening Project

Nick Hulme, Chief Executive and Peter Donaldson, Consultant Urologist are taking part in BBC Radio 4’s Listening Project

17 November 2013
PJs for Pudsey

To mark Children in Need Day the Children’s department at Ipswich Hospital are welcoming Pudsey, holding a cake sale and staff have come to work in their pyjamas.

15 November 2013
Cold, Flu, and NHS 111

The differences between a cold a flu, getting a flu jab, and information about calling 111

15 November 2013
Get ready for winter

Get Ready For Winter in three steps

14 November 2013
Ask your Pharmacist

Are you aware of the wide range of health information and advice you can get from your local pharmacy?

06 November 2013
Blooming Marvellous

The sun shone when the new garden outside Debenham ward was officially declared open

30 October 2013
Brave boy's gift in memory of his mum

An incredibly brave Ipswich schoolboy paid a very special visit to the hospital this week.

29 October 2013
Maternity Tour for Mums-to-be

Mums-to-be can plan ahead with the launch of new weekly tours of the newly refurbished maternity department at Ipswich Hospital.

23 October 2013
Great Pink Bake Off

Ipswich Hospital staged its own Great Pink Bake Off final and our version of Paul Hollywood had a tough job judging the best.

21 October 2013
Ipswich Hospital’s Bake Off Final

Our hospital  is holding its own Bake Off final on Friday with a pink theme and our version of Paul Hollywood.

17 October 2013
Patient Says A Big Thank You

Consultant Radiologist Dr Simon Smith had to lie down when he was handed a cheque for £1,500 by Doreen Boar.

17 October 2013
One Big Happy Morning

From plaster casts to pacemakers and from catering to Carers Kitchen, there was something for everyone at Ipswich Hospital’s One Big Saturday Morning open event.

17 October 2013
Cancer patient car park

A new cancer patient car park is now available.

18 September 2013
Car parking charges

A new standard short stay car parking charge for patients and visitors is also being introduced across all hospital car parks this month.

18 September 2013
It has been a Joy

When Joy Lawson was training to be a nurse in Suffolk 41 years ago the one department she didn’t want to work in was paediatrics. Now she is retiring after a long career working with children.

11 September 2013
Five weeks to go

Read the latest update about the Sir Bobby Robson Breakthrough online charity auction. Can you help by donating a prize?

04 September 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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