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UPDATED: West Suffolk Hospital reopens email after cyber-attack

West Suffolk Hospital’s external email system has been reopened after it was shut down on Friday to defend computers against the international cyber-attack which has hit computer systems across the NHS.

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West Suffolk Hospital Shining Lights Awards 2017


Bury Free Press Patient Choice Award: A certificate for Louise Boardman and the neurological physiotherapist team, Roger Quince awarding winners the ward F5 team and a certificate collected on behalf of Tracey Bailey PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Recognition for West Suffolk Hospital’s Shining Lights

Staff at West Suffolk Hospital have been recognised for their dedication, compassion and commitment at an awards ceremony.

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Peter Stephenson-Wall suffered a brain injury in a cycling accident

Headway Suffolk highlights brain injury’s hidden impact

Peter Stephenson-Wall has to carry a consultant’s letter with him to explain the hidden effects of a brain injury he suffered in a cycling accident.

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SARS responders celebrate 45th year of service

Medical charity marks 45 years of giving aid

An accident and rescue service celebrated its 45th birthday this week.

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Bury St Edmunds minister, Graham Jack, centre, with CAP Release Group team members, Kevin Bullock and Sue Everard.

Addiction course launched by pastor

A new course has been launched to help people beat addiction of all kinds.

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The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust anaesthetic team has been shortlisted for the Anaesthesia Team of the Year in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) awards 2017

West Suffolk Hospital team in the running for a national award

The anaesthetic team at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) has been shortlisted for Anaesthesia Team of the Year in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) awards 2017, sponsored by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA).

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Amanda Turner, artist; Jemma Morris, clinical team manager for day surgery unit, and Julie Pettitt, estates and facilities business manager at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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