Artist donates colourful aquatic mural to West Suffolk Hospital’s day surgery unit

Patients at West Suffolk Hospital’s day surgery unit are being transported to the colourful ocean depths thanks to a new aquatic mural.

Mum Phina, son Arthur and proud dad, Sam

Dad thanks West Suffolk Hospital staff by writing book

An inspired dad has written a book to say ‘thank you’ to hospital staff for caring for his partner.

Austrin Samuel Maitland McKenna. Submitted photo.

Family pays tribute to Wetheringsett man killed in A140 crash who “lived life to the full”

A family has paid tribute to a “unique soul” who “lived life to the full” who was killed in a road accident at Little Stonham earlier this month.

Laura Rawlings, contract manager for community equipment services at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, and Tom Danski and Michael Bryant from Medequip's Bury St Edmunds depot

Over 8,500 NHS items returned in month-long campaign in Suffolk

More than 8,500 community healthcare items have been handed back to the NHS during a month long campaign in Suffolk.

Linda Fordham, who is in remission from Leukaemia,  is taking on the Great East Swim.

Pictured: The Fordham Family: Alex (13), Chris, Linda and Josh (7)

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Cancer survivor Linda prepares for swimming challenge to support charity close to her heart

A dental hygienist who was diagnosed with leukaemia after seeking treatment for an infected wisdom tooth is using her enthusiasm for swimming to support a good cause.

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

West Suffolk Hospital praised by health secretary

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) staff have been congratulated by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, for the trust’s ‘exceptional performance’.

Consultants, nurses, specialist nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation assistants and administrative staff who work on the stroke ward at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

West Suffolk Hospital receives a top rating for stroke services

Stroke services at West Suffolk Hospital are continuing to improve according to national statistics.

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Jenny Townsend, centre, from Teenage Cancer Trust with Kevin Cook, Left, Peter George, and Teresa Bridgeman. Photo: Keith Mindham Photography.

‘Heartbroken’ Gislingham engineer who lost his teenage son to cancer wants his memory to live on through fundraising

A ‘heartbroken’ engineer who lost his teenage son to cancer has thanked supporters for a tremendous start to a year of fundraising in his memory.

yopey - millie eddy with st peter's house resident

FEATURE: Warmth that comes with a little help from their friends

There was something about newspapers two decades ago that made journalist Tony Gearing uncomfortable.

Members of the Get Walking Mondays group at Nowton Park celebrate their anniversary. Picture by Mecha Morton.

Weekly walk in Nowton Park celebrates third anniversary

About 65 people put their best feet forward for the third anniversary of a walk around a Bury St Edmunds beauty spot.

Volunteers and fund-raisers at the West Suffolk Hospital My WiSH Charity thank you reception

Picture Andy Abbott

West Suffolk Hospital’s charity thanks inspiring fund-raisers

West Suffolk Hospital’s charity has thanked nearly 100 inspirational fund-raisers at an emotional event.

More patients will have to get blood tests at West Suffolk Hospital

Ward closes to new admissions at West Suffolk Hospital after norovirus outbreak

Ward G5 at West Suffolk Hospital has closed to new admissions due to three cases of norovirus.

23,000 birds were culled at Bridge Farm near Redgrave after a bird flu outbreak

Redgrave bird flu outbreak restriction zones eased

The bird flu protection zone around Redgrave was lifted at 4.30pm today by Defra.

Train and Tractor crash at Roudham

Tractor driver seriously injured in Roudham train crash was given permission to cross by possibly fatigued signaller

A tractor which was hit by a train travelling at nearly 90mph in Roudham was given permission to cross the tracks by a possibly fatigued signaller.

The neuro therapy team who were recognised at last years Shining Lights Awards at West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds. This year you can nominate your hospital hero for the Bury Free Press Patient Choice Award.

Still time to nominate staff at West Suffolk Hospital for new award

There’s still time to nominate your unsung hero at West Suffolk Hospital for a new award.

Hand washing is vital to protect against the spread of norovirus.

Norovirus closes West Suffolk Hospital ward for second time

Ward G4 at West Suffolk Hospital has closed to new admissions for the second time this winter due to three cases of norovirus being confirmed.

Abbeygate Cinema has launched dementia friendly screenings of films. The Mayor Julia Wakelam visited the cinema and met those who have attended after the screening of Singing in the Rain

Pictured: Andrea Holmes (Marketing Manager Abbeygate Cinema), Elaine Chennan (Dementia Hub Facilitator at Gatehouse), Jean Richarson who was brought along today by friend Annie Witherden and Mayor of St Edmundsbury Julia Wakelam

St Edmundsbury Mayor hails first dementia-friendly screening

St Edmundsbury mayor Julia Wakelam has hailed the first dementia-friendly screening at Abbeygate Cinema.

Robert and Roxanne Block with Elodie and Felix

Father of twins in training for Tough Mudder

A father keen to show his gratitude to those who helped him and his wife through a ‘nightmare’ ordeal after the birth of their children is preparing for a tough challenge.

Launch of Suffolk Care Awards 2017

Nominations open for Suffolk Care Awards

Do you know an amazing carer? Do you have a family member or friend receiving excellent care in Suffolk from an individual, carehome or care agency staff member?

DEFRA scientists are investigating an outbreak of bird flu at Bridge Farm in Redgrave.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

55,000 more birds to be culled in Redgrave after avian flu traced to second farm

A further 55,000 birds will be slaughtered in Redgrave, starting as early as later today, after the outbreak of avian flu discovered last month was traced to a second premises.

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