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Thursday, 26 May 2016
Ipswich Hospital
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
Hospital bike riders cross the finish line

Cyclists have completed a 205 mile bike ride including visits to every Suffolk village with the same name as an Ipswich Hospital ward.

30 June 2015
Little but lifesaving cardiac devices

New devices that measure patients' heart patterns while being worn like necklaces have been bought thanks to a donation by local charity Heartbeat East Suffolk.

26 June 2015
Keeping shtum for cancer support

Two chatterbox children have kept shtum for 24 hours to raise money for support workshops for youngsters with parents fighting cancer.

24 June 2015
From Ipswich to Africa for hospital team

Five hospital colleagues have spent a week in Mozambique's Beira Central Hospital improving patient safety.

19 June 2015
On the move

A very big thank you for your support is the message from staff in the Woolverstone Wing cancer centre at Ipswich Hospital as the team prepares to move to a temporary new home.

18 June 2015
Latest Safe Staffing Data

Our Safe Staffing Data for May 2015 is published.

17 June 2015
Shining a light on cancer and depression

A light is being shone on cancer and depression this week, with the launch of a new booklet and awareness campaign.

10 June 2015
Visit us at the Suffolk Show

Don't miss the Ipswich Hospital team at this year's Suffolk Show.

22 May 2015
Handheld devices to replace pens and paper on wards

Doctors and nurses in our hospital are to use iPod Touches to record and share information about patients more efficiently.

20 May 2015
Spoonful of storytelling helps the medicine go down

Starlight Children's Foundation will bring a big dose of sunshine to poorly children at our hospital when its Storytellers Tour pays a visit.

20 May 2015
Find out more about clinical research

Our research team is celebrating International Clinical Trials Day.

15 May 2015
New Paediatric Assessment Unit

The old Paediatric Assessment Unit PAU has been transformed into a more streamline assessment unit, just like the hospital’s successful Emergency Assessment Unit for adults.

07 May 2015
Fidget quilts and music make hospital stay more comfortable for dementia patients

Local crafters are busy making fidget quilts for patients with dementia at our hospital - can you help too?

07 May 2015
Hospital foot expert travels globe to save lives

Every 20 seconds a lower leg is amputated somewhere in the world because of diabetes.
Our hospital’s chief podiatrist is part of a small team of worldwide experts travelling the globe to save legs and lives.

01 May 2015
Painting a picture of great care

Prostate cancer patient John Wootton has given 37 of his watercolour paintings to the Radiotherapy team. Each one was painted in the Radiotherapy waiting room before his 37 treatment sessions.

30 April 2015
Two new services for diabetes patients

Two new clinical services for diabetes patients have launched. Find out more…

30 April 2015
It's a junior doctor's life

When Michael Parker was growing up he wanted to be a physiotherapist. He went to university not so sure and came home a junior doctor.

20 April 2015
Secretary of State for Health visits

Chief Executive, Nick Hulme, tells staff to be proud as Secretary of State thanks them.

20 April 2015
Report into hospital's care

Nick Hulme, the Chief Executive our hospital, has welcomed today’s report by the Care Quality Commission, the independent inspector of hospitals, which has given the hospital an overall rating as ‘good’ putting it in the top 30% of hospitals nationwide.

10 April 2015
Self-refer for physio

Patients can now self-refer to our musculoskeletal physiotherapy services.

07 April 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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