Walton Surgery Rated ‘Good’ After Latest CQC Inspection

After being rated ‘inadequate’ by The Care Quality Commission in March and put into special measures – the team at Walton Surgery led by Operations Manager Aimee Wiseman has worked hard to turn things around and has now been given a ‘Good’ overall rating by the CQC, following an inspection on 13 August 2019. The surgery caters for over 4000 patients – but had been … Continue reading Walton Surgery Rated ‘Good’ After Latest CQC Inspection

Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

You may wonder what our MP gets up to – if anything – as far as local issues are concerned. How much has she been involved in the last six months with the issues that have been in the forefront of our communities? Does she know what’s going on with our local NHS providers, our schools, our environment? Does she care? In Felixstowe she did … Continue reading Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

Opinion – The Chaos of Trying to Access Felixstowe’s Minor Injuries Unit

Felixstowe used to have a walk in Minor Injuries Unit, located in Felixstowe General Hospital, itself saved a number of times from the brink of closure by local residents associations and local protests. Felixstowe still has a Minor Injuries Unit – it’s just now almost impossible to access due to the weird and wonderful decision by the NHS authorities that control the Suffolk area to … Continue reading Opinion – The Chaos of Trying to Access Felixstowe’s Minor Injuries Unit

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