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Sunday, 19 November 2017
Latest News for GPs
Patients asked to cancel any non-urgent transport they no longer need

People in Ipswich and East Suffolk are being urged to cancel any non-emergency transport they no longer need.

15 November 2017
Learn crucial information about antibiotics from our staff on Friday

World Antibiotic Week is upon us and staff from our hospital will be on hand to advise the public and colleagues on ways to reduce the global threat of antibiotic resistance.

14 November 2017
Clinicians launch campaign to raise awareness of diabetes

Clinicians across Suffolk and north east Essex are launching a major public awareness campaign in order to improve awareness of diabetes.

14 November 2017
Find out about our fertility services at special event

People will be given the chance to find out about the wide range of fertility services available at Ipswich Hospital at an event on Wednesday, November 29.

13 November 2017
Physios Ali and Charlie receive Stars of Suffolk honour

Two of our paediatric physios were honoured at an emotional and inspiring Stars of Suffolk awards, on Thursday evening.

10 November 2017
Patients getting smart about medicine

Patients at Ipswich Hospital can now access the Medicines Advice Helpline for confidential information about their medication via their smart phones.

08 November 2017
Interactive reminiscence system helping dementia patients at Aldeburgh Community Hospital

Find out how staff at Aldeburgh Community Hospital are helping their elderly patients, including those with dementia, reminisce about their lives.

08 November 2017
Find out if you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

Staff, patients and visitors can discover if they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, at Ipswich Hospital, on World Diabetes Day (November 14, 9am-1pm).

06 November 2017
Patients are encouraged to answer hospital survey

People who were treated at Ipswich Hospital between July and August should expect to see a patient feedback survey drop on to their doormat in the coming days and weeks.


02 November 2017
Pathway for GPs can help diagnose cancer earlier

GPs in Ipswich are being encouraged to use a pilot ‘vague symptom’ pathway at our hospital so that some cancers are diagnosed earlier.

01 November 2017
Coordination centre helps our NHS run smoothly

Our Care Coordination Centre (CCC) plays a key role in the smooth running of the county’s NHS, operating around the clock to offer vital reassurance to callers, make onward referrals and arrange end of life care and nurse visits.

01 November 2017
Little Stevie Jean is Ipswich's first IVF satellite baby

Meet young Stevie Jean Hambelton-Smith – Ipswich Hospital’s first satellite IVF baby.

30 October 2017
Physio Lauren keen to give something back to department that treated her

Lauren Culley’s desire to give something back to the department she holds so dear, was her motivation for becoming a children’s physio.

30 October 2017
Breast care patient stories

Read the stories of three breast care patients supporting our new Blossom Appeal.

30 October 2017
Meet the fertility experts

People will be given the chance to find out about the wide range of fertility services available at Ipswich Hospital at an event on Wednesday, November 29.

30 October 2017
Is your child eligible for the ARCHIE study?

Researchers from Ipswich Hospital are appealing for children with conditions such as diabetes and lung, heart or kidney problems to take part in an important study which could help other young people to stay well in the future.

30 October 2017
VIDEO: Ipswich Hospital launches Blossom Appeal

Thousands of patients will benefit if the dream of a breast surgeon at Ipswich Hospital, is realised.

27 October 2017
Ipswich Hospital's ED department rated 'good' by patients

Patients treated at Ipswich Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) have rated their care as ‘good’.

20 October 2017
Ipswich Hospital User Group (IHUG) winners honoured

Outstanding colleagues were honoured at an awards ceremony at Ipswich Town Hall.

13 October 2017
First patient visits Critical Care follow-up clinic

A follow up clinic to help former critical care patients with their recovery has launched at our hospital.

12 October 2017
New nurse to focus on urgent care

We've appointed our first consultant nurse for urgent and emergency care.

12 October 2017
Hospitals consider recommendation to form a single organisation

The boards of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust will meet in public next week to make a key decision about the future of their partnership.

17 August 2017
Meet our new Medical Director

Our hospital's new Medical Director has spoken of his commitment to delivering safe, high quality services while finding innovative ways to improve patient care and help people to enjoy a better quality of life.

08 August 2017
Leading diabetes consultant appointed a professor

A senior diabetes consultant at our hospital has been appointed as an honorary professor in recognition of the major contribution he has made to diabetes research and education.

01 August 2017
Helping patients to Get Up and Go

We are encouraging patients get up, get dressed and get moving as part of a campaign designed to help them regain their independence more quickly.
The 'Get Up and Go' initiative is reminding staff of the importance of keeping all patients – especially those who are frail and elderly – active so that they do not lose strength, balance and mobility.

24 July 2017
New nurse role to help save lives

Clinical teams will be given more support to identify patients who develop potentially fatal conditions such as sepsis and acute kidney injury thanks to the introduction of a dedicated specialist role.

18 July 2017
Recognition for survivorship support

A pioneering programme run by our hospital to provide holistic care and support to people living with and beyond cancer has been shortlisted for a national award.

16 July 2017
Vital health help for mums-to-be

Mums-to-be receiving care at our hospital are being given vital information to help them protect their unborn babies on a handy wallet to carry throughout pregnancy.



10 July 2017
Dementia friendly refurbishment begins

Work has begun on an extensive refurbishment project which will see two further wards at our hospital transformed to the highest dementia-friendly standards.

26 June 2017
Improving safety for newborn babies

Mums having babies at our hospital are now getting valuable health advice and a safe place for their newborn to sleep.

19 June 2017
State-of-the-art scanner takes two images at once

More of our patients can now have their diagnosis confirmed during a single visit following a £958,000 project to install a state-of-the-art scanner which takes two types of image at once.

16 June 2017
New clinics help dermatology patients

Waiting times for hundreds of patient appointments at our hospital have been cut from 18 weeks to just two weeks thanks to a new dermatology clinic.

24 May 2017
Cancer centre celebrates first birthday

Our state-of-the-art Woolvestone Macmillan Cancer Centre is celebrating its first birthday today.

16 May 2017
Let's talk about dementia

People with dementia and their loved ones will be able to find out more about dementia, the impact a hospital stay can have and where to go for support during an open evening at our hospital.

05 May 2017
Antibiotics service helps patients get home sooner

Patients under the care of our hospital can now receive intravenous antibiotics in the comfort of their own homes thanks to a new service which has saved more than 1,750 bed days in just over five months.


04 May 2017
New partnership benefiting parents-to-be

Parents-to-be who are planning to have their babies at Ipswich Hospital are being offered greater choice about when they attend antenatal workshops thanks to a new partnership which launched earlier this month.

03 May 2017
Helping you conceive a baby

We are hosting a Meet the Fertility Experts event in June. It will give people the chance to find out about the range of fertility services on offer in Ipswich.
The event marks the first anniversary of the hospital’s partnerships with two of the country’s leading fertility centres in Cambridge and London.

28 April 2017
Help us improve cancer services

Patients who have been treated for cancer or given the all clear at our hospital are being invited to share their views about their experiences as part of a survey designed to help further improve care.

26 April 2017
Patient quick to spot mini stroke symptoms

A grateful patient who describes herself as “lucky to be here today” has urged others to get medical treatment fast if they experience any of the symptoms of a mini stroke.
Christine Durrant was referred to Ipswich Hospital at the end of January after a thin see-through veil descended over her eye twice within ten days, impacting her vision.

09 March 2017
Find out more about stoma care

Stoma nurse specialists from our hospital are holding an information day next month where patients, families and carers can find out more about stoma care products and support available locally.

28 February 2017
Ready for a breath of fresh air

Our hospital is making final preparations before going tobacco-free on national No Smoking Day so that patients, staff and visitors can enjoy a breath of fresh air.

26 February 2017
Cancer Health and Wellbeing event

People affected by cancer will be given a raft of information about the help and support available at a health and wellbeing event in March.

19 February 2017
Parents chance to see baby’s life in the womb

Mums and dads-to-be are now able to see lifelike images of their baby moving in the womb after our hospital began offering a 3 and 4D imaging service.

01 February 2017
New policy promises a breath of fresh air for hospitals

People using hospitals in Ipswich and Colchester will be able to enjoy a breath of fresh air later this spring when both NHS trusts go tobacco-free on national No Smoking Day.

26 January 2017
New test to help prevent bowel cancer

A new test to help prevent bowel cancer is about to be rolled out in the Ipswich and east Suffolk area.


19 January 2017
Spotlight on our community hospitals

Did you know the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust runs three community hospitals? Bluebird Lodge in Ipswich, Felixstowe Community Hospital and Aldeburgh Community Hospital now come under our Trust umbrella. We visited teams at the three sites to find out more.

22 December 2016
Our hospital bags ‘Baby Friendly’ award

Our hospital has been awarded the prized ‘Baby Friendly’ award in recognition of the high standards of care which mothers receive.

14 December 2016
Innovative system boosts young patients’ care

Doctors and nurses at our hospital are now able to monitor young patients more effectively following the introduction of an electronic system which automatic alerts staff if their condition deteriorates. Our hospital has become one of the first in the country to use an electronic tool to record paediatric early warning scores.

13 December 2016
Faster diagnosis for cancer patients

Our hospital has become one of just five from across the country to take part in a pilot designed to improve cancer care by speeding up diagnosis.

02 December 2016
Meet our fertility experts

Ipswich Hospital is hosting a Meet the Fertility Experts event on Saturday, 12 November.

It will give people the chance to find out about the range of fertility services now on offer in Ipswich. There will be information on health, diet and wellbeing to help fertility, plus advice for same sex couples.

08 November 2016
Extra help for patients recovering from stroke

Patients recovering from a stroke are now receiving even more specialist help to rehabilitate following the introduction of a new exercise group at our hospital.

08 November 2016
Telephone service to reduce unnecessary visits

Patients receiving care from our Oral team will be saved unnecessary return trips into clinic thanks to a new automated telephone system.

01 November 2016
Colorectal surgeon wins European award

 A consultant at our hospital has become one of the most qualified colorectal surgeons in the country.

10 October 2016
New andrology lab opens

A new laboratory has opened at our hospital for biomedical scientists studying andrology (the study of men’s health). The lab is kitted out with semen analysis equipment for patients suspected of fertility problems and for post vasectomy checks.

13 September 2016
New kit for paediatric surgery

Young patients receiving care for bladder and kidney problems at our hospital are benefitting from more comfortable and less invasive treatment thanks to the generosity of a local charity.

30 August 2016
MRI scanners installed through the roof

Two state-of-the-art MRI scanners have been installed at our hospital as part of a £3m project.

23 August 2016
New home for Hadleigh mobile breast screening

Women attending breast screening appointments in Hadleigh will benefit from greater convenience and easier parking when our mobile unit moves to a new home next month.


23 August 2016
Macmillan chief praises commitment to cancer care

The chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, Lynda Thomas, today praised our medical staff, volunteers and fundraisers for helping to improve cancer care locally.

01 August 2016
Patient transport lounge opens

Patients who need extra help to get home after an appointment are now able to wait in brighter, more comfortable surroundings following the creation of a dedicated ambulance transport lounge.

19 July 2016
Provision of compression for lymphoedema patients

Information for GPs regarding provision of compression for lymphoedema patients.

10 July 2015