West Suffolk’s sterilising unit is on the move after 46 years

Next month will spell the end of an era for the Bury St Edmunds-based Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD).

Some of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's long service volunteer award winners and student volunteers

West Suffolk Hospital volunteers celebrate record-breaking year

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) has thanked more than 400 volunteers who gave a record-breaking 47,358 hours of time to the hospital last year.

The Fashion Fusion event in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care has raised �10,211.32. Pictured are, from left, Grace Cobbold from The Apex, Abby Mayes, hospice corporate fund-raiser, Tom Ogden, The Apex, Rachel Card, hospice corporate fund-raiser and Pam Davis Fashion Fusion compere

Fashion Fusion raised £10,000 plus for St Nicholas Hospice Care

Fashion Fusion staged at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on May 5 has raised £10,211.32 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk oral patients face delays in treatment as hospital departments close

Patients needing oral surgery or orthodontic treatment face a journey to Ipswich or Cambridge following closures at West Suffolk Hospital.

Funeral arrangers  Jack Robinson and Aaron Farrell from Meredith Greengrass East of England Coop Funeral Services will abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbital at the Olympic Park for West Suffolk Hospital's My WiSH charity

Wing walk and abseil will help My WiSH charity at West Suffolk Hospital

Daredevil fund-raisers are scaling new heights and reaching for the skies in aid of West Suffolk Hospital.

An outbreak of bird flu has been discovered at a premises near Diss.

Birds culled after avian flu outbreak found near Diss

An outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed at a premises near Diss.

The West Suffolk Spinsets off from Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds raising money for West Suffolk Hospital's My WiSH charity.

Pedal power raises thousands of pounds for West Suffolk Hospital

Hundreds of cyclists of all ages used their pedal power for a series of bike rides in aid of West Suffolk Hospital.

East Anglian Air Ambulance unveils its two Land Rover Discovery Sport rapid response vehicles

East’s air ambulance extends capabilities with rapid response vehicles

East Anglian Air Ambulance will be able to respond to emergencies faster by land as well as air thanks to two new vehicles.

Robbie and Sandra Lucchi (whose son Mark died in a car accident more than a decade ago) presented a cheque for �3,300 to representatives of brain injury charity Headway.

Pictured: Sandra Lucchi and Zellah Andrew (Team Leader Bury and Haverhill Headway) with the cheque, along with Robbie Lucchi, Matt Taylor (Organiser), Dany Grimwood (Organiser), Ali Arbon (Community Support Manager at Headway) and David Crane (Communications Manager at Headway)

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Headway Suffolk receives thousands of pounds through grant and fund-raising night

A charity which helps people who have suffered brain injury to rebuild their lives has secured thousands of pounds in funding.

Bury St Edmunds Round Table were joined by Mayor, Cllr Terry Clements at the fund-raising day.

Series of events helps to raise awareness of dementia

Staff at a dementia hub have been delighted by the town’s first series of events in support of Dementia Awareness Week.

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk Hospital investigates ‘serious incidents’

West Suffolk Hospital is investigating 10 serious incidents reported in March, five relating to norovirus outbreaks, four to patient safety and one to concerns over its blood transfusion service.

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Val Woollard, nursing assistant, and Jo Hayward, assistant practitioner, at West Suffolk Hospital with an ECG machine and bladder scanner bought with legacies

Legacies help hospital give best of care

More than £500,000 left in legacies to West Suffolk Hospital last year has funded a variety of state-of-the-art equipment.

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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