New role at trust to improve services for patients and carers

A new role has been created at a health trust to help drive service improvements for patients and carers.

St Nicholas Hospice Care's cat Mia, pictured with 'Gill Wilkins, is retiring.'Picture Mark Westley

Hospice helper Mia eyes up retirement (at 88 cat years)

At the grand old age of 88 (cat years), it is time for one furry volunteer to hang up her harness.

West Suffolk Hospital Bury St Edmunds''Picture Mark Westley

West Suffolk Hospital takes ‘immediate action’ to improve blood transfusion services

West Suffolk Hospital was forced to take ‘immediate action’ to improve its blood transfusion services last year after serious issues were found.

ROUGHAM: New eating disorder clinic opening in Rougham'The Chimneys Limited, New Road, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk'Chris McKenna has opened a new Mental Health Hospital in Rougham for people suffering with eating disorders. Chris is a local clinical psychologist who's daughter suffered with anorexia and he was shocked to discover the lack of beds provided locally, so decided to build his own hospital to help the local community and save patients from being sent as far away as Scotland for treatment. 'Picture Mark Westley

Survival of new clinic depends on NHS support

The owner of a new eating disorder clinic in Rougham has said he does not ‘have the luxury of being able to wait’ until 2019 to secure a contract with NHS England.

Vernon Wiseman has complained about his wife's (Veronica) treatment at West Suffolk Hospital''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Pensioner ‘in tears’ after hospital stay

A pensioner has spoken out against West Suffolk Hospital after his wife received ‘diabolical’ treatment during a five-day stay in December.

Celebrating a hat trick of success at the OTC Marketing Awards are staff at Orbital Media in Stowmarket. Pictured are, from left Jamie O'Sullivan, Lucy Beard and Josh Ward.'The digital agency won accolades art the consumer healthcare industry awards.

Stowmarket’s Orbital Media has won at the Over the Counter (OTC) Marketing awards for a groundbreaking way of collecting data

A digital marketing agency Orbital Media in Stowmarket has been recognised for its ground breaking work using Real World Evidence through social media to support health claims by its clients.

West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds.  Picture: Mark Westley.

Former West Suffolk Hospital head of midwifery loses appeal over dismissal

A former midwifery boss at West Suffolk Hospital accused of creating a ‘culture of fear’ has lost an appeal over her dismissal.

Dr Christopher Browning, chairman of NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

How to access health services in Suffolk over Easter

Those who need to see a healthcare professional over the Easter break can access extra doctors’ appointments across East and West Suffolk.

HRH The Princess Royal with WSFT occupational therapy teams and patient

Princess Royal meets occupational therapy teams at West Suffolk Hospital

The Princess Royal visited West Suffolk Hospital to meet staff and hear about the work of occupational therapists.

West Suffolk Hospital Bury St Edmunds  Picture Mark Westley

Praise for hospital as it wins top hip fracture care rating

West Suffolk Hospital has been rated top in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for its hip fracture care.

Denise Bird at the piano with members and volunteers of The Second Chance Stroke Survivors Club and councillors Patsy Warby and Patrick Chung

Bury stroke club starts a choir

Stroke survivors are encouraged to join a new choir launched with support of St Edmundsbury Borough Council funding.

Jessica-Rose Williams, Emma Redmond-Smith, Helen Jackson and Dr Joanna Woodger at the launch of Suffolk Perinatal Service, at The Mix, in Stowmarket

Mental health service for new mums launches

New mums suffering mental health issues could be helped by a service which had its official launch on Friday.

Jan Bloomfield, Executive Director of Workforce and Communications at West Suffolk Hospital''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Still time to nominate your unsung hospital hero for award

Nominations are open to put forward your unsung hospital hero for a top award.

Liam Byrne

Bury St Edmunds campaigner welcomes vote to change organ donation law

A Bury St Edmunds campaigner who has received two life-saving liver transplants has welcomed a vote by MPs to change the law on organ donation consent.

Recipients of last year's Bury Free Press Patient Choice Award  were the Ward F5 team, with  Louise Boardman, from the neurological physiotherapist team, and inflammatory bowel disease nurse Tracey Bailey getting a special mention. Picture: Mecha Morton.

Nominate your West Suffolk Hospital heroes for top award

Patients who have received care at West Suffolk Hospital are being given the chance to nominate members of staff for an award.

A sketch of the revamped Woolpit Health Centre

Work to start on extend Woolpit Health Centre

Work will begin next week to extend and improve the facilities at Woolpit Health Centre.

BMI St Edmunds Hospital has scored 98.9 per cent in a patient satisfaction survey

Patients give high scores to BMI St Edmunds Hospital

Patients at BMI St Edmunds Hospital, in St Mary’s Square, have given it the thumbs up.

Tony Kimber, CEO of Focus 12, presents Chip Somers with a green door of gratitude

Focus12 therapy room named after founder

A Bury St Edmunds addicition clinic has named its new therapy room after the man who founded the charity more than 20 years ago.

Defibrillator unveiled at phonebox near Fornham St Martin village hall.''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Lottery and community back Fornham St Martin’s life saving defib project

Fornham St Martin has a defibrillator thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. It was unveiled on Saturday by Fornham’s borough councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, left, with Fornham St Martin cum St Genevieve Parish Council Chairman Mike Collier.

Personal trainer Ollie Runswick will be putting pregnant client Arti Odedra through her paces during one the of the pre-natal personal training sessions he runs at the Health Hub. Picture Mark Westley

Ollie is helping mums-to-be keep healthy

During pregnancy and afterwards, a woman’s body can undergo many changes.

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