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Thursday, 24 July 2014
Ipswich Hospital
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
Hospital Choir Hits the Right Note

Our hospital choir that was only formed in January has sung its way to success by reaching the finals of a local talent show.

13 August 2013
Magic dust

A touch of magic was sprinkled in the playroom of Ipswich Hospital on Friday when a summer pantomime was staged.

06 August 2013
What happened at our Board Meeting on 25 July 2013

A summary of the 25 July 2013 Board Meeting

06 August 2013
Award-winning therapists celebrate

Award-winning therapists celebrate introduction of new service.

31 July 2013
Thanks a million!

We are celebrating a £1 million boost for care at our hospital.

31 July 2013
Staying safe in this very hot weather

Advice about how to stay safe and well in this very hot weather.

18 July 2013
Pass it on

Senior clinicians at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust have one single message – Pass it On – as they prepare for this year’s National Transplant Awareness Week.

11 July 2013
What happened at our Board Meeting on 27 June 2013

A summary of the 27 June 2013 Board Meeting

02 July 2013
Bag a load of fundraising

Our Breast Imaging team is helping to promote breast screening by selling its own design shopping bags.

26 June 2013
Exam trio pace themselves

Three heart physiologists at our hospital have become the first healthcare professionals in Suffolk to pass a tough pacemaker exam.

25 June 2013
Fundraising with Happy Hearts

Our children’s team today said forty thousand thank yous after the local community helped raise funds for a new cardiac scanner.

24 June 2013
Sterile Services £5million rebuild

Our hospital’s Sterile Services Department has undergone a £5million rebuild. Here we take a look behind the scenes…

12 June 2013
Working out at work

Colleagues will be learning how simple small changes can lead to a fitter and healthier lifestyle by taking part in Workout at Work Day.

10 June 2013
Lifeline for Children Appeal

Our Paediatric Assessment Unit has launched an appeal to buy two state-of-the-art monitors for children who need high-dependency care.

07 June 2013
State-of-the-art robots in Pharmacy

New robots have been installed in our Pharmacy to speed up medication dispensing.

24 May 2013
Best care in Breast Care

Our Breast Care nurses have visited the House of Commons to share their recipe for success with the nation.

23 May 2013
Meet Millie the dog who loves patients

Millie is a pat (Pets as Therapy) dog which means she is trained to visit the hospital so patients can enjoy her canine company.

23 May 2013
Critical care 'second best in UK'

Our Critical Care team boasts the second best patient survival rates in the country, new statistics reveal.

15 May 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
Stroke Awareness Conference on 17 May

We’re holding a Stroke Awareness Conference on Friday 17 May 2013 in the Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Education Centre, Ipswich Hospital.

07 May 2013
Fundraisers vision for new scopes

Our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic has new state-of-the-art camera equipment thanks to kind donations from patients and volunteers.

03 May 2013
Beady eye in Paediatrics

Our Paediatric Oncology team is helping youngsters through their cancer treatment with a new innovative craft.

02 May 2013
New life-saving kit in ENT

Our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic has new life-saving equipment thanks to the legacy of a patient who never stopped saying thank you.

30 April 2013
Supporting breastfeeding mums

Our hospital's Maternity team has climbed a step of the ladder towards international UNICEF baby friendly recognition.

22 April 2013
Colleague to run Sunday's London Marathon

Hospital colleague Marcel Kok is hoping for a photo finish when he runs the London Marathon on Sunday.

17 April 2013
It’s Parkinson’s Awareness Week

Our hospital is hosting a tea party on Thursday, 18 April, where an expert from Parkinson’s UK will be on hand answering questions and meeting patients, carers, families and staff.

15 April 2013
Chair is stroke of good luck

Our hospital has a new specialist wheelchair to help rehabilitating stroke patients.

09 April 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
New op for colorectal patients


The Colorectal Surgery team has learnt a new procedure for treating patients with anal fistulas.

22 March 2013
New generation of saving CO2

Bright sparks at our hospital are switching on a new environmentally-friendly generator to revolutionise the hospital’s electricity supply.

14 March 2013
Multiple sclerosis nurse specialist appointed

An experienced ward nurse has been appointed as the new multiple sclerosis (MS) nurse specialist.

08 March 2013
Midwives delivering hypnotherapy lessons

Our midwives will be delivering expert hypnotherapy lessons to pregnant mums to help them relax during childbirth.

07 March 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
Emily's degree of thanks

Meet the inspiring pensioner who gained a university degree at 89 years of age and credits her success to surgery here which helped restore her hearing.

04 March 2013
Learn about life behind the scenes in A&E on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @IpswichHosp and find out more about our Emergency Department.

28 February 2013
Find out about our children’s ward on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @IpswichHosp and find out more about our children’s ward this Wednesday.

25 February 2013
Hospital looks to appoint Chief Operating Officer

Our hospital is looking for a talented and experienced operations lead to join its Executive team as a Chief Operating Officer.

22 February 2013
Don't need 999? Try 111

A new three digit freephone number – 111 – which people can call for medical advice and urgent healthcare information has launched in Suffolk today.

19 February 2013
Magazine plea in Maternity

Do you have any second-hand magazines in your recycling pile?

05 February 2013
Hospital Radio opens its doors

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a radio station?

04 February 2013
Health in Your Community

Come along to a health event at Ravenswood Community Primary School on 21 February.

31 January 2013
Non executive director and deputy chairman announced

Our hospital has appointed a new non executive director to join its Trust Board, and we've announced the new deputy chairman.

31 January 2013
Trauma Unit status at Ipswich

Our hospital has been given official Trauma Unit status. It means a specialist trauma team is available 24/7 to care for patients seriously hurt in trauma incidents.

30 January 2013
Clobber Swap returns for its fifth year

Prepare to declutter your wardrobes of unwanted clothes, shoes, hats, handbags and all other accessories.

30 January 2013
We've won a national midwifery award

Our maternity service has scooped a top UK award for its work to improve maternity services.

24 January 2013
Maternity Unit £652,000 windfall

Our hospital has been awarded £652,000 to further improve its Maternity Unit as part of a £25million Government grant for hospitals across the country.

24 January 2013
New Chief Executive Appointed

Nick Hulme has been appointed Chief Executive of The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

23 January 2013
You may see a GP in our Emergency Department

A GP and community nurse will be based in our Emergency Department (ED) from today to see if it helps reduce patient waiting times.

22 January 2013
Help for lung cancer patients

A new support group for patients with lung cancer is starting at our hospital

17 January 2013
Signs, sealed and delivered

A series of new patient-friendly signs are today helping visitors find their way at our hospital.

16 January 2013
New year, new you?

Coming to the hospital in the next couple of weeks? Colleagues from Livewell Suffolk will be on hand to give advice on lifestyle changes.

10 January 2013
Privacy and Dignity improved in Gynae Centre

Our Gynaecology centre has undergone a major refurbishment to improve privacy and dignity for patients.

07 January 2013
Learn More About Cancer Treatments

 Hospital radiographers will be on hand at a special event to explain how radiation is used to treat cancer.

08 November 2012
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