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Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Ipswich Hospital
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
New £4.7million cancer centre announced

Cancer care for our patients will be transformed under plans announced today for a new £4.7million state-of-the-art cancer centre.

28 November 2014
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
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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