News and Information Index (year 2000)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
22 September 2000
An open afternoon is taking place at the West Suffolk Hospital on Thursday 5 October to mark National Occupational Therapy Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
22 May 2000
Veronica Worrall has been appointed as the new chairman of the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Issue 4 April 2000
The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust has been asked to lead the project for the new Sudbury Health Services.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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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