Having supported the expansion of the hospital in the early 1990s, the League of Friends funded in 2004 a major extension and refurbishment programme. In 2008 a new dialysis unit was opened saving patients a trip to Ipswich several times a week. Recent projects include:
The Sensory Garden completed in October 2018 and opened in May 2019.See elsewhere,
New chairs in reception.
Support to the setting up of a Headway Hub in the hospital for people with brain injuries.
A Doppler Machine for the Community Nurses.
Refurbishment of the Day Centre
Provision of an INR machine to measure the clotting tendency of blood. This is used by patients in the renal dialysis unit.
A multi sensory room for patients with dementia.
A new conservatory which provides a dining room for inpatients.
A new patient entertainment system with individual televisions for patients and a choice of TV and radio channels.
Nintendo Wii games consoles to promote better balance and provide mental stimulation for day centre clients. These are in daily use.
Heated food trolleys.
We also funded the setting up of the renal dialysis centre at the hospital.