News and Information Index (year 2004)
22 December 2004
NHS organisations working to create new health services and facilities in Sudbury have taken the next step on the road to making their plans come to fruition
17 December 2004
Members of the Bury St Edmunds Salvation Army will be performing carols on Dec 24th with staff and volunteers for patients who will be spending their Christmas at West Suffolk Hospital this year.
15 December 2004
Ipswich Town football stars Kevin Horlock, Drissa Diallo, Scott Barron and former Ipswich Town player Simon Milton will visit the children¹s ward at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday (Dec 15).
14 December 2004
The children's ward at West Suffolk Hospital will welcome some very special visitors on Thursday (Dec 16) - teddy bears that have been donated by housebuilders George Wimpey.
13 December 2004
A new welcome sign donated to West Suffolk Hospital from building company Barnes Construction will be unveiled next week.
10 December 2004
A two-year programme of work is being proposed to increase the safety of patients and staff at the Walnuttree Hospital.
9 December 2004
A magician will be entertaining children in the Rainbow Unit on Tuesday December 21st.
8 December 2004
Representatives from main building contractors Haymills will hand over the keys to the completed £2.1million Macmillan Unit to West Suffolk Hospital's NHS Trust on Wednesday (Dec 15).
8 December 2004
West Suffolk Hospital's annual carol service will take place on December 15 and feature the talents of St Louis Catholic Middle School Choir.
7 December 2004
New equipment, further training, more innovative cleaning and hygiene methods and hard work from staff have all boosted cleanliness and infection control at West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust.
7 December 2004
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed Gwen Nuttall as its new Director of Operations.
6 December 2004
More than 80 patient information leaflets produced by West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust are now available online.
1 December 2004
West Suffolk Hospital is urging friends and family not to visit the hospital if they have symptoms of a highly infectious stomach virus.
11 November 2004
Eighty shoeboxes packed with children's Christmas presents from members of staff at West Suffolk Hospital will be distributed to children around the world.
4 November 2004
A nursery for the young children of staff at West Suffolk Hospital will be open by Christmas 2005 after plans were given go-ahead today (Nov 4) by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
1 November 2004
World Radiography Day will take place on November 8 and West Suffolk Hospital is taking the opportunity to look for new recruits.
26 October 2004
The results of West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust¹s elections to the council of members have been announced.
13 October 2004
Volunteers who have given their spare time to help patients, visitors and staff at West Suffolk Hospital have received long service awards.
11 October 2004
Nurses are leading the way in improving the care and welfare of patients at West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust. Five new posts have been created at the Trust to develop nurse-led services.
3 October 2004
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust will be holding elections to the Council of Members in October in preparation for an announcement on whether it can become a NHS Foundation Trust.
17 September 2004
NHS staff will be on hand at a national job shop on September 23 to talk about healthcare jobs and careers available in West Suffolk.
13 September 2004
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust is holding its Annual Public Meeting on Friday September 24 (2.00 - 4.30pm in the Education Centre). Continuing its tradition of holding public meeting's with a difference, this year's theme will be the role of Clinical Support Services in the patient's journey through the hospital.
13 September 2004
A new state-of-the-art CT scanner will be installed at West Suffolk Hospital by Christmas speeding up waiting times for patients and improving diagnosis of illnesses.
13 September 2004
A spell in hospital has led to an unusual appointment for art lover Gordon Cummings.
20 August 2004
The West Suffolk Hospital is inviting nominations for the Council of Members who will represent the views of the public and staff should it become a NHS Foundation Trust.
2 August 2004
The West Suffolk Diabetes website – www.DiabeteSuffolk.com – is launching a competition for children, with an Apple iPOD or portable DVD player as the prize for the best entry.
20 July 2004
Staff at the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust were thrilled with the news that the Trust has retained its three star status in the NHS star ratings which were announced today (Wednesday 21st July).
19 July 2004
The Chaplain at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, Revd David Crawley, has celebrated 25 years of service since his ordination to the priesthood.
16 July 2004
West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is to receive an extra £100,000 in funding from the Department of Health after it achieved national targets for waiting times in A&E.
12 July 2004
Two students who give up their time to help staff in a hospital ward have been awarded the Dr Damian Kershaw Award.
5 July 2004
The efforts and commitment of young volunteers working at the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust will be recognised on Thursday 8 July, when the Dr Damian Kershaw Award is presented for only the second time.
30 June 2004
Midwives in West Suffolk are using aromatherapy and massage to help women relax during labour.
29 June 2004
West Suffolk Hospital has become the hub of a network for the east of England, which aims to brighten up hospitals by providing paintings to decorate public areas.
16 June 2004
A new Dialysis Unit at the West Suffolk Hospital is being officially opened by Amanda Goodman from BBC Look East on Monday 21st June. The media are invited to look round the unit and talk to patients benefiting from the excellent new facilities.
15 June 2004
The Secretary of State for Health, John Reid MP, has re-appointed John Cullum as a non-executive director of West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust.
25 May 2004
A new Multi Faith room at the West Suffolk Hospital is being officially Dedicated on Wednesday, 2nd June. Media and the public are welcome to attend.
6 May 2004
The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust is to appeal against this week’s decision by St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s planning committee to refuse permission for a nursery for the young children of hospital staff.
27 April 2004
The Maternity Unit at the West Suffolk Hospital takes part in National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (9-15 May 2004)
26 April 2004
A special service of ‘Remembering and Sharing for all who have lost precious babies and children’ has been organised by the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Tr
21 April 2004
The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed Chris Bown (correct spelling) as its new chief executive.
21 April 2004
A new Midwifery service has started in Newmarket, providing a step forward in the provision of maternity care in the town. The King Charles Midwifery Group Practice provides total care for women during pregnancy, attending the births either in the home or hospital and giving postnatal care.
7 April 2004
NHS staff in west Suffolk can now benefit from learndirect courses delivered online via the Internet. The new initiative features a wide range of courses available to staff of all disciplines and levels.
6 April 2004
The West Suffolk Hospitals NSH Trust has met its key clinical performance targets for 2003-2004.
25 March, 2004
An Open Evening for people who have been patients on West Suffolk Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit was held yesterday evening (24/3/04) in the Education Centre. The Evening was held as part of a ‘follow-up’ programme to care for patients after they are well enough to leave the unit.
23 March, 2004
Staff at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds are calling for members of the public to use the accident and emergency service responsibly, and only attend in cases of real emergency.
12 March, 2004
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust has received a fantastic response from the public in its bid for NHS Foundation Hospital status. So far almost 6,000 local people have registered an interest in becoming members of the new NHS Foundation Trust.
9 March 2004
Clinicians from the Urology Department at West Suffolk Hospital are holding an Open Evening on Wednesday, 24th March to provide information and support on aspects of prostate cancer.
25 February 2004
Nurse Sally Thurling is retiring after over 31 years at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. The past thirteen years of which have been spent working with children, on the paediatric ward and in outpatients.
19 February 2003
The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust will be launching its bid to become one of the government’s new NHS Foundation Trusts on Saturday.
12 February 20o04
Beverley Malone, General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, will visit the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds on 16th February.
2 February 2004
A Welcoming and Commissioning Ceremony for Judith Gilbert, the new Assistant Chaplain at West Suffolk Hospital, will take place on Wednesday February 11th at 12 noon. Media are invited to attend.
27 January 2004
An open evening for young people interested in careers in healthcare science will take place at the New Education Centre at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday, 18th February.
27 January 2004
The new Eye Treatment Centre at West Suffolk Hospital opens for patients for the first time on Monday, 2nd February. Media are invited to visit the Centre on its opening day, see the facility, and interview the following people:
23 January 2004
A new manager has been appointed to Walnuttree Hospital in Sudbury. Sue Jenkins started working as manager of Walnuttree Hospital on 1st January 2004. Her previous role was Modern Matron at the Whittington Hospital in London. She has considerable experience of working in the NHS, having joined in 1986 as a Health Care Assistant. She qualified as a nurse in 1991 and went on to hold senior nursing education posts at hospitals in London.
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