Welcome to Ipswich Hospital
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Monday, 23 October 2017
Emergency Care

A comment from consultant David Hodgkinson

Trauma Unit
We are an accredited Regional Trauma Unit and part of the East of England Trauma Network. We have a specialist trauma team on call 24/7 and enjoy a close working relationship with our regional Trauma Centre based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

Who we care for
Our Emergency Department serves a catchment population of 400,000. Last year we cared for more than 80,000 patients.

The team
Our Emergency Department medical establishment comprises 8 whole time equivalent consultants, 7.4 specialty doctors, 5 specialty registrars and 9 doctors in core and foundation training. There is a 24 hours a day in-house trained Emergency Nurse Practitioner service and we are developing an Advanced Nurse Practitioner service. The hospital’s psychiatric provision includes a 16 hours a day nurse liaison service based in the Emergency Department. We are supported by a dedicated volunteer network from the British Red Cross.