Information for Inpatients 

Patients' Library

The patients' library provides a trolley service to wards, and a social library for staff and mobile patients on Wednesday lunchtimes.

The library has a wide selection of books including large print and we also have talking books for people with visual impairment or for those patients who simply prefer to listen rather than reading. Personal stereos are available for loan to patients along with the audio cassettes.

We also have access to specific books from the Suffolk County Library for longer stay patients. Our patients are very appreciative of the quality of service provided by our library volunteers, but of course, it's not just about giving our books. Our volunteers also enjoy the personal contact with our patients and being able to spend time with them.

Library Services are offered as follows:

Monday morning

G Wards Round

Tuesday morning

F Wards Round

Wednesday 12-2pm

Library open for loans to staff and mobile patients

Thursday morning

F Wards Round

Friday morning

G Wards Round

All books should be handed in to reception, the WRVS shop or the ward clerk before you leave the hospital. Hospital library books can be clearly identified by the blue insert on the fly-sheet.




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West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust

Last Modified: April 2003