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Friday, 27 November 2015
Ipswich Hospital
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
Eggs-tra special visit for Easter

A former patient has donated 230 chocolate eggs for children in hospital.

31 March 2015
Crooning to a smash hit with Framlingham fundraisers

Premature baby Ava Rose Weaire has inspired a Felixstowe woman to raise more than £2,500 for our Sunrise Appeal.

26 March 2015
Operation Red to Green

Our Chief Executive talks about giving patients back their lives in our Trust-wide concerted efforts this week. Read his blog.

16 March 2015
The Garden in Glass

Our hospital has been gifted a stained glass panel by a local craft group

13 March 2015
Woolverstone Macmillan Fundraising Launch

Latest news on our £4.7million partnership with Macmillan

05 March 2015
Challenging Assumptions

Our Medical Director asks if we see what we are expecting to see and are trying to make our observations fit the clinical picture in our heads in her guest blog today.

03 March 2015
What’s the fuss about Schwartz rounds?

Colleagues are sharing some of their most difficult patient experience stories with each other as we introduce Schwartz rounds for the first time.

26 February 2015
Brush strokes from patient Alex

Alex Osborne is an art degree student who had a sudden stroke when he was just 25. Now he has returned to thank the team that cared for him.

24 February 2015
10,000 thank yous for Sunrise support

Supporters have breathed life into our fundraising campaign for babies and children by smashing through the £10,000 mark today.

20 February 2015
Chief nurse's overseas scholarship

Our hospital's chief nurse has been awarded a scholarship to New Zealand to find out how care for older people and patients with long-term conditions can be among the best in the world.

16 February 2015
We are supporting the 'Hello My Name Is...' campaign

Our hospital is joining a massive social media movement launched by a terminally ill doctor from the north of England.

02 February 2015
Patient experience matters

It’s a very good week for our patient experience work - we’ve found out we’ve been shortlisted five times in the patient experience  national awards.

01 February 2015
Colleague to play way into record books

Hospital notes clerk-cum-talented musician Wayne Liffen is tuning up to perform 10 gigs in 12 hours for charity.

31 January 2015
Listening to the views of youngsters

We have held a listening event dedicated to the views of children and young people.

30 January 2015
Super Shave for Somersham

A star Suffolk family has raised over £2,200 for cancer support. Read more

22 January 2015
RCS President praises Ipswich after CQC Visit

Miss Clare Marx, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, writes of the Ipswich Hospital team spirit in her latest blog

12 January 2015
Share Your Views

Come and meet Nick Hulme, our Chief Executive, and share your views on healthcare at Ipswich Hospital

08 January 2015
Choose Well

A simple explanation of how to respond - from minor ailments to major emergencies.

07 January 2015
Dry January

We are backing a month long break from alcohol called Dry January.

31 December 2014
Working hard to deliver the highest standards of healthcare

Our staff work hard to deliver the highest standards of healthcare and to deliver our promises to the people of Suffolk.

30 December 2014
Season's Greetings from Ipswich Hospital

Here's a humorous video with a serious message for the festive season

24 December 2014
Christmas toys for the children's ward

Children's ward staff are overwhelmed by recent donations of toys for young patients

23 December 2014
Please sign up as organ donors and save lives

While most people are looking forward to spending Christmas with their loved ones, 38 people in Suffolk who are on the waiting list for a transplant will be hoping they will soon get the gift of an organ*.

19 December 2014
New appeal for sick children and babies

The Ipswich Hospital Charity today launches a mission to raise £100,000 for very sick children and babies in hospital.

12 December 2014
New Portuguese nurses begin at Ipswich

Twenty nurses have joined the hospital after being recruited from Portugal

08 December 2014
Patients give thumbs up to Emergency Department

Our hospital’s Emergency Department has today been given the thumbs up by patients.

02 December 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
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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