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Social centre victim to changing times

19 December 2000

Lack of support by members is causing the closure of the Drummond Centre Sports and Social Club at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Zero tolerance message from hospital trust

8 December 2000

During the festive period the message from West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust is, have a healthy and enjoyable holiday but, if over indulgence results in a visit to hospital, please remember that violence and threatening behaviour towards staff will not be tolerated.

Nurse consultants for the West Suffolk Hospital

23 November 2000

The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust has been given the green light to appoint two nurse consultants in Dermatology and Respiratory Services as part of the national commitment to have 1,000 Nurse Consultants in posts by 2004.

New car parking system for West Suffolk Hospital

22 November 2000

Work is due to start on Monday 4 December on a new car parking system for the front car park at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Critically ill patients helped by new service at the West Suffolk Hospital

10 November 2000

From January patients who have had a prolonged stay in intensive care at the West Suffolk Hospital will be offered an appointment at a special follow up clinic.

Hospital Trust to offer Booked Appointments

2 November 2000

The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust will be introducing a new booking service for patients. The move is part of the Government's plan to replace all waiting lists with booked appointments by March 2005. 

Staff Write their own Charter for Hospital Trust

1 November  2000

A Staff Charter, written and produced by hospital staff, will receive official approval today (Thursday 2 November) when Chief Executive of the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust adds her signature to the document.

Look Loud & Proud - and Help Save Lives

28 October 2000

Two displays are being held at West Suffolk Hospital on Friday (November 3) to promote the UK's second Loud Tie Day which is being organised by the Beating Bowel Cancer charity.

New Style Maternity Services

23 October 2000

Fewer trips to the West Suffolk Hospital and an improvement in the quality of care provided women with pregnancy complications is promised from a new style antenatal service.

Change recognises university link

17 October 2000

The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust in Bury St Edmunds has been recognised as a satellite of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

Annual Public Meeting

18 September 2000

The Annual Public Meeting of the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust will take place on Friday 29 September in the Committee Room at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

Join the Wrap and Raise Money for Eczema Sufferers

12 October 2000

The Dermatology Department at the West Suffolk Hospital is inviting people to wrap up and raise money for the National Eczema Society on Friday 20 October 2000.

Infection Control Team Tackles Hospital Acquired Infections

8 October 2000

Patients at the West Suffolk Hospital will benefit from a campaign during Infection Control Week to promote good handwashing amongst all hospital staff.

Volunteers Wanted for Breast Cancer Clinics

2 October 2000

The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust is looking for Breast Clinic Volunteers to play a very important role in the Breast Clinic at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

More Money for Critical Care

2 October 2000

This winter the West Suffolk Hospital will have more staff, more beds and more equipment thanks to an additional 1.44m from the government's modernisation fund.

Occupational Therapy Day

22 September 2000

An open afternoon is taking place at the West Suffolk Hospital on Thursday 5 October to mark National Occupational Therapy Day.

New strategy to improve maternity care

1 August, 2000

Midwives and obstetric consultants will have a new focus in their roles following the approval of proposals to improve maternity services in west Suffolk.

Hospital Flower Festival

5th June 2000

Patients, visitors and staff at the West Suffolk Hospital will be able to enjoy floral displays created by staff and volunteers at a special Hospital Flower Festival.

GNVQ student to spend day in theatres

30 May 2000

Bryony Salmon has won the opportunity to spend a day in the operating theatres to find out more about the role of operating department practitioners, ODPs, at the West Suffolk Hospital.

Health Care Support Workers to take on wider rehab role

23 May 2000

Health Care Support Workers, HCSWs, are to become more involved in patient rehabilitation thanks to a new scheme introduced by the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust.

New chairman for the Trust

22 May 2000

Veronica Worrall has been appointed as the new chairman of the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust.

National Anaesthesia Day

22 May 2000

On Thursday 25 May patients and visitors to the West Suffolk Hospital can learn about the role of Consultant Anaesthetists in the hospital as part of the first National Anaesthesia Day.

Nurses and pupils team up for Every Day is Nurses Day

11 May 2000

Nurses from the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust will be visiting two primary schools, Wells Hall, Great Cornard and Glemsford on Friday (May 12) to celebrate Every Day is Nurses Day.

Young fathers targeted during National Breastfeeding Awareness Week

10 May 2000

Campaign messages for National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, which starts on Monday 15 May, are targeting young fathers and encouraging them to be more supportive of breastfeeding.

Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine - Newsletter

April 2000

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Special Service of remembrance

28 April 2000

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 Trust.

Health Services for Sudbury

Issue 4 April 2000

The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust has been asked to lead the project for the new Sudbury Health Services.

Disruption in Accident and Emergency

25 April 2000

From 1 May patients can expect some disruption when they visit the Accident and Emergency department in the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, as modernisation work moves into treatment areas.

Hospital trust announces wheelchair amnesty week

28 March 2000

Wheelchairs, which are made available for the use of patients and visitors to the West Suffolk Hospital are disappearing from the site.

A child's world at the end of the rainbow

10 February 2000

Thanks to the generosity of the people of west Suffolk and dedication of hospital staff a special world for sick children has been officially opened today, Thursday, [ February 10th] at the West Suffolk Hospital.

Head of Personnel in the NHS visits local hospital

2 February 2000

Doctors and nurses at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds will have an opportunity to put forward their views on working in the NHS when Director of Personnel for the Service, Mr Hugh Taylor, visits the hospital tomorrow ...

News Update: The Cambridge Graduate Course

From the Green Sheet, 23 January 2000

In June last year we heard that our joint bid with the University of Cambridge to boost the number of doctors in the NHS had been successful. The purpose of this article is to provide a news briefing as we prepare to receive the first students on the Cambridge Graduate Course (CGC) in 2001.

Trust appoints new board director

11 January 2000

Consultant anaesthetist Kwee Matheson has been appointed medical director and director of education at the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust.

 

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