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A CONSULTANT at West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, who helped transform its A&E department into the top-performing A&E in the country, has won a national award.

Dr Jon Cardy, who was appointed as director of A&E services in Feburary last year, and promoted to clinical director in August, was named as clinical leader of the year in the BMJ Group Improving Health Awards 2012, on Wednesday.

“I’m absolutely delighted,” said Dr Cardy.