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Jim extends the long arm of the law

13 January 2006

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds now has its own local security management specialist.

Fastest ever waiting times for West Suffolk Hospital services

5 January 2006

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has sliced through its waiting lists to meet the Government waiting targets by the December 2005 deadline Ė and in doing so provide the fastest ever access to services.

Clean sweep for West Suffolk Hospital

28 December 2005

Friendly staff with spotless equipment on clean wards greeted the Healthcare Commissionís senior assessment manager when she visited West Suffolk Hospital on Thursday (Dec 22).

Avoid a Trip to A&E Ė Drink In Moderation

21 December 2005

A&E staff at West Suffolk Hospital are urging revellers to drink in moderation to avoid a visit to hospital.

Haverhill Motorcycle Club Present Gifts to Children at West Suffolk Hospital

18 December 2005

Members of Haverhill Motorcycle Club will be riding to West Suffolk Hospital on Sunday (Dec 18) to deliver presents to the childrenís ward.

Use your A&E sensibly

15 December 2005

Doctors and nurses at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds are urging people to use the A&E department sensibly, particularly over the winter.

New Car Park Opens at West Suffolk Hospital

15 December 2005

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is opening an additional 130 parking spaces for patients and visitors on Monday.

West Suffolk Hospital Introduces Protected Mealtimes

6 December 2005

Hospital meal times are often interrupted by drug rounds, cleaning, and other non urgent activities, but thatís all about to change at West Suffolk Hospital from this week.

Amnesty on Crutches, Walking Sticks and Zimmer Frames

6 December 2005

Staff at West Suffolk Hospitalís Accident & Emergency department are appealing for patients to return borrowed walking sticks, crutches, and zimmer frames.

Theatre Health Care Assistantsí Accomplishment Benefits Patients and Colleagues

6 December 2005

A new initiative to develop and enhance the skills of Theatre Health Care Assistants at West Suffolk Hospital has led to increased efficiency in its operating theatres.

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Working for the Trust

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Our non-medical vacancy list can be found at www.nhs.uk/jobs.

General information about employment opportunities in the Trust can be found in the jobs section.

If you are thinking about coming back to work after an absence, the Returning to Work section explains the support that we can provide.

Public Consultation

Modernising Healthcare in West Suffolk is a consultation document that sets out the case for proposed service changes in the NHS in west Suffolk. The consultation period has now closed. The latest news about the results can be found on the Suffolk West PCT website.

No Smoking Policy

No-smoking logoWest Suffolk Hospital became SMOKE-FREE in September 2005. The hospital and entire grounds are a smoke-free zone.
See No-Smoking Policy and Suffolk Stop Smoking

Trust Board Meetings

Members of the general public are welcome to attend and observe these meetings - please see the meeting schedule (for 2006).
There will be an extraordinary Trust Board Meeting on Wed, Feb 22nd, starting at 12 noon in the Committee Room. This will discuss the outcome of of the  Modernising Healthcare in West Suffolk consultation.

Recent Trust Publications

Clean your hands campaign logo

The Trust has joined the NHS 'Clean Your Hands' campaign. Find out what we are doing to prevent the spread of hospital acquired infections. More...