I was delighted to take part in the opening of three new accommodation blocks at West Suffolk Hospital.
This £12 million scheme has replaced the previous 40-year-old hospital residences with three modern, five-storey buildings, providing 160 en-suite bedrooms complete with communal kitchen and living areas, including accessible facilities.
Each block has been named after a staff member who has made an extraordinary contribution to the Trust, the NHS and the local community:
- Nigel Beeton, imaging services manager
- Jan Bloomfield, director of workforce and communications
- Dr John Clark, clinical lead in diabetes and endocrinology and the director of the Trust’s Cambridge Graduate Course in medicine
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The stunning new accommodation blocks for staff have been built as part of our Trust’s estates investment plan. The number of available rooms have been increased and are a convenient, modern and affordable place to live for staff, healthcare colleagues and students. Built using local architects and building firms, they are a real improvement.
So, I hope that these new facilities will help attract new joiners to the Trust and this wonderful part of the world. These blocks are helping to ensure any individual can have a good experience and comfortable home to return to after a long shift if they want to live on-site.