News and Information Index (year 2005)
31 October 2005
This week is Infection Control Awareness Week and West Suffolk Hospital has announced its newest measures to continue to improve infection control.
25 October 2005
West Suffolk Hospital is using this year’s World Radiography Day to give anyone interested in pursuing a career in radiography a chance to look round the department. Hospital radiographers will be on hand on Saturday, November 5, from 10am to 1pm, to talk with anyone who is interested in training in radiography.
A new £215,000 state-of-the-art Gamma Camera has been installed at the West Suffolk Hospital.
21 October 2005
A father who won an environmental award from his employer has donated the prize – an English oak tree – to West Suffolk Hospital where his children were born.
3 October 2005
Ophthalmologists from all over the country will be attending the 13th annual Bury St Edmunds Ophthalmology Symposium this week, hosted by West Suffolk Hospital’s Eye Treatment Centre team.
29 September 2005
From this month tonsillectomies will be carried out for the first time in the day surgery unit at West Suffolk Hospital.
21 September 2005
Members of the WRVS will present West Suffolk Hospital with a cheque for £10,000 on Thursday (Sept22) to buy a range of medical equipment.
Talks, displays, and tours form part of West Suffolk Hospital’s annual public meeting on Friday, September 30.
20 September 2005
Next week (Sept 19 – 23) is "Play in Hospital Week", a national initiative which aims to highlight the therapeutic value of play for children in hospital.
14 September 2005
Next week is National Eczema Week, an annual health awareness campaign organised by the National Eczema Society to raise awareness of the condition that affects one in 12 adults and one-fifth of school-age children.
6 September 2005
A consultant at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has been presented with a prestigious educational teaching award from the University of Cambridge.
30 August 2005
A new police office will open at West Suffolk Hospital today which aims to provide greater security and peace of mind to staff, patients and visitors as well as an enhanced policing service to the local community.
1 August 2005
A public consultation on plans for three NHS Trusts was launched today (August 1) with the aim of modernising the health service in west Suffolk and bringing it into financial balance.
29 July 2005
A new Chairman of the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust has been appointed.
27 July 2005
West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust believes that the performance rating of one star from the Healthcare Commission, which relates to the period 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005, no longer reflects the improved services currently being delivered at the Bury St Edmunds hospital.
25 July 2005
A recent, unannounced inspection of West Suffolk Hospital, undertaken by the government body responsible for issuing the annual performance star ratings, assessed cleanliness in the Bury hospital as ‘good’.
25 July 2005
Medical equipment that can no longer be used by West Suffolk Hospital is being sent to help to set up a jungle hospital and to save lives in remote parts of Nigeria.
24 June 2005
Draft Financial Recovery Plans, designed to secure future financial stability and quality patient services in the west Suffolk Health system will be presented to the West Suffolk Hospital Trust Board for approval on 29 June 2005.
22 June 2005
Ecolab, West Suffolk Hospital's provider of alcohol hand rubs, will be showing visitors to the hospital the new hand rubs that are available at patient bedsides and at the entrance to wards.
21 June 2005
West Suffolk Hospital has entered this year’s Bury In Bloom competition thanks to the generosity of four local companies and the support of St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
21 June 2005
Next week is National Physiotherapy Week and the hospital’s physiotherapy team is inviting journalists and photographers to visit them to see them in action.
14 June 2005
The East of England branch of a national charity will have a new part time Arts & Health Co-ordinator based at West Suffolk Hospital.
13 June 2005
The Appointments Commission has appointed James Greenwood as a new Non-executive Director on the board of West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust from 1 June 2005 to 31 May 2009.
11 June 2005
A website set up by a West Suffolk Hospital consultant to help his patients has become internationally renowned with 84,000 visits to the site in the last six months.
10 June 2005
Patients at West Suffolk Hospital who rely upon regular blood transfusions will be available for interview along with the hospital’s transfusion nurse specialist to promote World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
1 June 2005
Changes to the patient and visitor car parking charges at West Suffolk Hospital will be introduced on Monday June 6.
1 June 2005
West Suffolk Hospital has signed up to join the national Clean Your Hands Campaign. The hospital has demonstrated to the campaign organiser the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) that staff take infections seriously and are committed to keeping our patients as safe and healthy as possible.
27 May 2005
At today’s (Friday, 27 May 2005) public meeting of the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust Board members congratulated staff for identifying and successfully delivering £5.6 million worth of savings (£4.5 million recurring) during the 2004/05 financial year.
26 May 2005
A picturesque courtyard garden for patients, visitors, and staff, will be officially opened by the Friends of West Suffolk Hospital on Thursday (May26).
16 May 2005
A West Suffolk Hospital-based charity is holding its first annual sale of works of art by contemporary artists from May 23rd.
16 May 2005
A wheelchair amnesty week is being held to try and get back more than 80 wheelchairs which have gone missing from West Suffolk Hospital.
16 May 2005
Members of The Czech Trade Union will be visiting West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday May 24 as part of a fact-finding mission.
10 May 2005
A sponsored walk will take place at Nowton Park on May 22 to raise funds for West Suffolk Hospital’s early pregnancy unit.
10 May 2005
The Appointments Commission has appointed Jane Golding as a new Non-executive Director on the board of West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust from April 1 2005 to March 31 2009.
8 May 2005
Hospital Midwife Gerda Tooley will be visiting cafes and restaurants in Bury St Edmunds this week to find out which venues welcome breastfeeding mums.
9 May 2005
West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has attained a rigorous national standard that demonstrates its high level of clinical care and patient safety.
3 May 2005
Sister Julie Peckham has become one of only 100 nurses in the UK to be an Accredited Nurse Colposcopist.
29 April 2005
At the public meeting of the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust Board today (Apr 29), Veronica Worrall announced her retirement as Chairman.
29 April 2005
Students from West Suffolk College will be gaining an insight into the NHS at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds next week.
26 April 2005
A special service for parents who have lost babies and children will take place at West Suffolk Hospital on Sunday, May 8.
25 April 2005
Medical equipment that can no longer be used by West Suffolk Hospital will be flown out to help a hospital in India that was destroyed by the South East Asian tsunami in December.
22 April 2005
A West Suffolk Hospital porter will be awarded the Michael Williams shield for his work at the Bury St Edmunds hospital on Friday (April 22).
20 April 2005
A Special Constable will start patrolling the grounds of West Suffolk Hospital this week. The constable is very familiar with the site, because he is training at the hospital to be a nurse.
15 April 2005
Staff at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds will be running the London Marathon this weekend.
11 April 2005
A pioneering initiative for critically ill patients at West Suffolk Hospital has won a regional award.
11 April 2005
An innovative approach to patient care is saving patients with early arthritis a trip to hospital.
5 April 2005
A nurse working in the intensive care unit at West Suffolk Hospital has introduced a pioneering initiative for critically ill patients to aid them in their recovery. It has been so successful that it has been shortlisted in an innovation competition run by Health Enterprise East.
1 April 2005
Paediatrician Hilary Scott retires today (April 1 2005) after 35 years of service to the NHS, 26 years at West Suffolk Hospital.
1 April 2005
Staff and the majority of services at Walnuttree and St Leonard¹s hospitals in Sudbury and the sites will today (April 1) transfer from West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust to Suffolk West Primary Care Trust.
31 March 2005
The Board of West Suffolk Hospital today expressed their disappointment that the Trust has not been granted NHS Foundation Trust status.
9 March 2005
West Suffolk Hospital's No Smoking Policy will be re-launched on National No Smoking Day (March 9) with a series of new measures to stamp out smoking.
8 March 2005
Terry Waite CBE will open West Suffolk Hospital's new diabetes centre on Tuesday (Mar 8).
7 March 2005
A nurse who has spent the last 17 years caring for cancer patients is returning to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds to become Ward Manager of the new Macmillan Unit.
28 February 2005
Lark Valley Golf Society will present a cheque for £1,000 to West Suffolk Hospital's new Macmillan Unit on Thursday (Mar 3).
22 February 2005
Chief Executive of West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust Chris Bown will go back to the floor on Thursday (Feb 24) to experience the work of the hospital’s housekeepers.
21 February 2005
West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has welcomed two new A&E Consultants.
19 February 2005
A nurse who has worked with children at West Suffolk Hospital for more than 20 years has been appointed the hospital’s Children’s Ward Manager.
16 February 2005
West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Unit will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Saturday (Feb 19) with a party for patients and staff.
7 February 2005
It is now five years since the Rainbow Appeal successfully completed the building work for the new improved Children's Ward at the hospital and to celebrate the staff are throwing a birthday party.
27 January 2005
A new state-of-the-art CT scanner will be unveiled at West Suffolk Hospital on Monday (Jan 31). The new scanner will speed up waiting times for patients and improve diagnosis of illnesses.
25 January 2005
A pilot project to provide a short stay facility for surgical patients is underway at West Suffolk Hospital.
24 January 2005
A&E nurse Ann Luck has been made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing¹s Faculty of Emergency Nursing.
18 January 2005
The first of many works of art currently on show at West Suffolk Hospital went on loan to a Hertfordshire hospital yesterday (Jan 17).
5 January 2005
A short tour of the new Macmillan Unit at West Suffolk Hospital will be provided for journalists, photographers and film crews on January 12th 2005.
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