Gallery PUBLISHED: 05:45 11 December 2018 Jake Foxford Charlotte Parker- Rae loved meeting Gwion Edwards and Dean Gerken Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Ipswich Hospital patients were treated to a visit from the stars of Ipswich Town as they made their annual trip to give out presents on the wards. Dean Gerken, Max Kowalski and Gwion Edwards Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNTaking a break from the training ground, Cole Skuse, Dean Gerken and Gwion Edwards handed out presents to the children at Ipswich Hospital on December 10.Skuse said: “Christmas is such a joyous period for so many people so it must be really tough for families that are sat in hospitals around this time.“But it’s a brilliant thing for us to put smiles on their faces, albeit it for a short period of time.“Football is secondary when it comes to something like children’s health and these trips certainly put things into perspective.Charlotte Parker- Rae in … [Read more...] about Look: Town players meet children at Ipswich Hospital
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PUBLISHED: 16:57 08 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:57 08 October 2018 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter Three of the region’s hospitals have insisted their buildings are safe, despite data revealing a £59million backlog of “critical maintenance”. West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trusts run West Suffolk, Ipswich, and Colchester hospitals.They have a combined backlog of critical maintenance totalling £59m, according to data prepared for this week’s Suffolk County Council health scrutiny meeting.The NHS Estates document says critical maintenance is that which falls below required physical condition, or fails to comply with mandatory fire safety requirements or statutory safety standards.But despite the backlog, which is valued at more than two thirds of the £79.4m annual running costs for the three trusts, health chiefs said all buildings were safe.A spokesman for the two … [Read more...] about Ipswich, Colchester and West Suffolk Hospitals have £59m critical maintenance backlog
PUBLISHED: 07:02 18 September 2018 Brad Jones Harrison Farrow with his girlfriend Fifi Kent Picture: RACHEL EDGE From healthy teenager to fighting a cancer which nobody in the world has suffered for 10 years – this is the extraordinary battle faced by Ipswich teenager Harrison Farrow. Harrison Farrow with his family looking to raise awareness for Harrison's rare form of cancer and supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust Picture: RACHEL EDGEIt started with what felt like an insect bite. Teenager Harrison Farrow brushed his leg to flick away what he thought was a bug, thinking nothing else of it. A tiny lump had appeared on the 17-year-old’s leg but at the time, it seemed innocuous. However, it would be the start of an extraordinary six months for Harrison and his family, which has seen him fighting a highly rare form of cancer – believed to be the first case of its kind in the world for ten years.Today, the Ipswich teenager and his family … [Read more...] about Ipswich teenager Harrison fights rare cancer – the first case of its kind worldwide for 10 years
PUBLISHED: 21:01 01 September 2018 | UPDATED: 21:01 01 September 2018 Dominic Moffitt A 74-year-old woman has raised over £1,300 and counting after completing a charity abseil. Sue Hayes recently became a public governor for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust and was keen to take part in their charity abseil, along with many other willing participants, to raise money for the Breast Care Blossom Appeal at Ipswich Hospital and the Cancer Centre at Colchester Hospital. She made the terrifying descent down the 66ft of the iconic Colchester Town Hall on Saturday, September 1, raising some £1324.15 for the two hospital charities in the process.Mrs Hayes said: “I’ve finally done it I’m so pleased, I was a bit nervous when I got up there but it’s done and I’m so happy. “The money is still pouring in so that’s fantastic.”She continued: “I don’t mind asking people for money when … [Read more...] about What did this woman do to raise money for hospital charities?
Fire crews were called out 29 times last year to remove objects from people (stock image) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Firefighters in Suffolk were called out almost 30 times in the last year to remove objects from people - including one man who had to have a sex aid removed from his genitals. New figures published by the Home office reveal the number of times Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has been called to non-fire incidents between April 2017 and March 2018.These include 81 times crews were called to rescue animals, 55 times to tackle flooding and 26 false alarms reported in good faith. They were also called out 29 times to remove items from people, usually wedding rings.One such story hit the headlines in January after firefighters spent six hours trying to remove a sex toy from a man’s privates.Firefighters had been called to accident and emergency department of Ipswich Hospital at 12.35am on December 30.Four hours later, a backup fire crew were called to assist before the … [Read more...] about Fire crews called out 29 times to ‘remove objects from people’ last year