Felixstowe GP Surgery Placed In Special Measures

Walton Surgery in Walton High Street has been inspected by The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently and has been rated ‘inadequate’ overall. The CQC have now put the Surgery in special measures for six months after which it will be inspected again to see if things have improved. The facility, which caters for around 4,300 people, had previously been rated ‘good’ in 2017 under the … Continue reading Felixstowe GP Surgery Placed In Special Measures

Changes to Felixstowe Community Hospital Services Revealed

Last night I went to the so called ‘drop in information evening’ at The Orwell Hotel concerning proposed changes to the facilities at Felixstowe Community Hospital. ‘Pathetic’ is probably a kind way of describing the one board at the back with minimal information and the rather self satisfied and totally uninterested collection of people on duty to fend off any questions from the general public. … Continue reading Changes to Felixstowe Community Hospital Services Revealed

Big Changes Proposed for Felixstowe Community Hospital

When Felixstowe lost the Bartlet the local people were promised that the Felixstowe General would be safe. Now there are moves afoot to change the way the hospital is accessed – especially the walk in Minor Injuries Unit. Although there is no talk at the moment of closing the hospital – is this just the thin end of the wedge? And is it right to … Continue reading Big Changes Proposed for Felixstowe Community Hospital

Warm Homes Project Wins Funding To Help Vulnerable Hospital Patients

We have had a couple of unprecedented cold snaps just recently – and this can affect the most needy in our region as they struggle to keep warm – especially as they come out of hospital and are at their most vulnerable. However there is help at hand as a project which helps poorer people and families in Suffolk make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat has successfully been … Continue reading Warm Homes Project Wins Funding To Help Vulnerable Hospital Patients

Funding For Children’s Health Services Set To Be Reduced

At a time when obesity rates among schoolchildren in the county are rising, and support for vulnerable families is seriously strapped for cash, the situation is set to get worse as Suffolk County Council’s (SCC) budget for children and young people’s public health services, which currently sits at £10.8 million, will be sliced by 10% in April 2019. In the 2015/16 academic year, 17.5% of Year … Continue reading Funding For Children’s Health Services Set To Be Reduced

Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Available

Do you need funding for your group or project? There are a number of funds available from Suffolk Community Foundation that have deadlines coming up in September and October.  Suffolk Giving & Private Donor Funds Grants of up to £2,000 are available for charitable, voluntary and community groups that are addressing need within Suffolk. The fund will accept applications for both core costs and project costs and … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Available

Summer Nuisance Noise Hotline Now Available

Pesky neighbours playing music with their windows open? Too many noisy outdoor barbeques in your street? This may seem a bit of a joke – but for some it can be nerve shredding to endure other peoples fun and frolics if they are trying to have a peaceful time themselves. Apparently noise complaints are more common over the summer months as people spend more time … Continue reading Summer Nuisance Noise Hotline Now Available

Changes To Felixstowe GP Practices Underway

Three Felixstowe GP surgeries face change and upheaval in the coming months – but the authorities insist that patient care will not be affected. In November, with the imminent retirement of leading partner Dr Mckee, Walton Surgery was taken over by Suffolk GP Federation – a not-for-profit Federation of 58 independent GP practices covering 580,000 patients. Members remain independent organisations, whilst collaborating in the development … Continue reading Changes To Felixstowe GP Practices Underway

Minding the Gap Project – Funding Young People in Long Term Unemployment

Community Action Suffolk have announced £1,660,900 of grant funding for a project providing targeted and intensive support for young people in Suffolk who are long-term unemployed or economically inactive, to gain and sustain employment and education. Community Action Suffolk is the lead partner of a partnership with eight other organisations across Suffolk who will jointly deliver the ‘Minding the Gap’ project. These are: Access Community … Continue reading Minding the Gap Project – Funding Young People in Long Term Unemployment