News and Information Index (year 2001)
November 29, 2001
The first new nurse consultant for the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust starts in post on December 1st. Linda Pearce has taken on the role of nurse consultant in respiratory medicine following a successful bid from the Trust for funding to develop the post.
28th November, 2001
Currently the Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, a teaching hospital in south London, John, who is 43, will be taking up his post at the end of February.
November 16, 2001
Over 100 staff at West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust were given Long Service Awards at a ceremony yesterday (Thursday 15th November).
November 16, 2001
A campaign to inoculate West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust staff against influenza in time for winter has been hailed a success after around 500 staff signed up to get the jab.
November 1, 2001
Following a plea from the Royal National Institute for the Blind to the Government to introduce universal vision screening for primary school children, parents in West Suffolk have been given advice about caring for their children’s eyesight by orthoptists at the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust.
26 October, 2001
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust has produced a new video and playpack designed to educate young children aged between 3 to 7 years about what to expect if they have to go into hospital.
October 25, 2001
Two chefs from the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust have won a competition to find the best hospital caterers in the East of England.
October 11, 2001
The West Suffolk Hospital is to receive an extra £700,000 to improve facilities in its Maternity Unit, Health Minister Jacqui Smith announced on October 11th.
October 8, 2001
The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust is to look for a new chief executive following the decision of Johanna Finn to leave the organisation.
October 3, 2001
The stall on Bury market ran by staff from the West Suffolk Hospital on Wednesday 26th September to encourage people to join the NHS has been hailed as a great success.
September 28, 2001
Two out of three people working for the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust rate it as a good employer, says a survey released today (28th September).
September 20, 2001
A Patient Advocacy and Liaison Service (PALS) to provide on-the-spot help, advice and support to patients at the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust, was launched on Thursday 20th September.
September 13, 2001
A second Teenage Pregnancy Information Day will take place on Saturday 6th October as part of a new drop-in service run by the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust.
September 10, 2001
Professor Sir Alec Broers, Vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, marked the start of a new era in medical education in Cambridge on Tuesday 25th September when he came to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.
September 10, 2001
Staff from the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust will run a stall at Bury St Edmunds market on Wednesday 26th September to encourage people to join the NHS.
August 28, 2001
Staff facilities at the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust have been upgraded as part of a wider programme to improve the working lives of employees.
20 August 2001
Alternative potential sites for Sudbury’s new community hospital were discussed at a meeting of the committee steering the redevelopment of health services in Sudbury on Thursday 16 August.
July 25, 2001
West Suffolk Hospital staff went on the road to encourage people to join the NHS on Monday 23rd July.
July 4, 2001
Patients at the West Suffolk Hospital received a welcome bonus this week when a raised garden was opened in the courtyard of a rehabilitation ward.
July 3, 2001
Senior medical staff numbers have increased sharply at the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust over the last year.
June 28, 2001
Teenage mothers are to receive help and advice from a new ‘drop-in’ service launched by the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust.
June 28, 2001
Patients with acute chest conditions can now be cared for in their own homes with a new service from the West Suffolk Hospital.
25 June 2001
Midwives at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds will be celebrating on Tuesday 26th June when they receive a donation of £5,000.
22 June 2001
NHS Week 2001 (27 June – 5 July) is a celebration of NHS staff and their pioneering work. It aims to develop greater public understanding of the NHS and recognise the efforts and dedication of those who work within it.
13 June 2001
An ecumenical covenant was signed today (Wednesday 13 June) that commits the various Christian faiths active in the chaplaincy of the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust to work together as closely as possible.
12 June 2001
Plans to build a new £12 million hospital in Sudbury have been dealt a severe blow following the threat of a renewed objection to the site being used for health care development.
1st June 2001
The British Dietetic Association's GIVE ME 5 campaign is now entering its fourth year and will run through the month of June.
29 May 2001
June Carpenter, Head Orthoptist at West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust, has been elected as Chairman of the British Orthoptic Society.
29 May 2001
Work is underway at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds to build an extra forty car parking spaces.
May 25th 2001
Ann Eastwood, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Breast Care at the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust, is to retire after forty years’ service.
22 May 2001
Female staff from West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds will be practising for a charity run on Hardwick Heath on Tuesday 5 June. The women will be training for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund's (ICRF) Race For Life campaign.
11 May 2001
Schoolchildren at Great Cornard Middle School will learn about different
8 May 2001
Patients at the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust are to benefit from on-the-spot help, advice and support from a new patient advocacy and liaison service (PALS) being set up following a successful bid by the Trust to be a pilot site, one of eleven in the Eastern Region chosen to do so.
4 May 2001
A nurse at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has completed a training course that allows her to perform minor surgical procedures.
30 April 2001
The sitting room of the Maternity Unit at the West Suffolk Hospital has recently been completely refurbished, and will be officially reopened on Tuesday 8th May.
26 April 2001
Local midwives from Bury St Edmunds are campaigning for safe motherhood with colleagues in 90 countries throughout the world on the International Day of the Midwife - Saturday 5 May 2001.
26 April 2001
The Secretary of State for Health, Alan Milburn MP, has appointed two new non-executive directors for West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust.
20 April 2001
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.
18 April 2001
Midwives at the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust were delighted when eight television and video sets arrived in the maternity unit last week. The sets, worth over £2,500, were donated by a couple who recently had a baby daughter delivered in the unit.
Health Services for Sudbury (Newsletter in pdf format)
Issue 6, April 2001
Latest newsletter providing information for the people of Sudbury. (This document is in pdf format - requires the Acrobat PDF reader to view it.)
9 March 2001
A support group has been set up for younger women, under the age of 50, who have breast cancer or are recovering from the disease.
1st March 2001
Bob Heavisides, the Director of Facilities at the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust has won an all expenses paid trip to the USA.
27 February 2001
Long waiting times for cataract surgery are to become a thing of the past at the West Suffolk Hospital thanks to the introduction of a new fast track cataract service and appointment of a fourth Consultant Ophthalmologist and two specialist nurses.
6 February 2001
The £600,000 newly refurbished Accident and Emergency Department at the West Suffolk Hospital was officially opened today (Tuesday, 6 February) by Mrs Rosie Varley, Regional Chairman, NHS Executive Eastern.
30th January, 2001
The Chief Medical Officer Professor Liam Donaldson today published his national census on organ retention by NHS Trusts and medical schools in England along with guidance to the Government on the way forward in this sensitive area.
Heath Services for Sudbury (Newsletter in pdf format)
January 2001 (issue 5)
This newsletter will keep you up to date with plans for a new hospital in Sudbury and provides an outline timetable for the project. (This document is in pdf format ~130kbits - hence it requires the Acrobat PDF reader to view it.)
19 January 2001
The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust's commitment to improving the working lives of staff was recognised at a major conference in Birmingham last week (10 January 2001).
8 January 2001
A grateful patient has presented a rare book in gratitude to the hospital which saved his life.
4 January 2001
The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is asking staff to 'go green' to help solve the problems of parking on its site.
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