Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Search

Memories of Christmas Day at Ipswich Hospital from 1979

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 December 2017

Carving the turkey at Ipswich Hospital on Christmas Day in 1979

Carving the turkey at Ipswich Hospital on Christmas Day in 1979

Archant

Christmas is a time for spreading festive cheer and joy, and that was certainly what staff at Ipswich Hospital aimed to achieve when they donned fancy dress for the occasion back in 1979.

Pulling crackers on Christmas Day at Ipswich Hospital in 1979Pulling crackers on Christmas Day at Ipswich Hospital in 1979

Doctors and nurses at the Heath Road site helped patients and their families to laugh and enjoy the festivities by decorating the wards with tinsel and dressing as belly dancers.

Ready for their Christmas lunchReady for their Christmas lunch

A Christmas dinner with all the trimmings was served, with crackers at the ready to help lighten the experience of being in hospital over the festive season.

Enjoying Christmas Day at Ipswich Hospital in 1979Enjoying Christmas Day at Ipswich Hospital in 1979

Children were also presented with gifts, including huge stuffed animals for them to cuddle.

A smile from a little one on Christmas DayA smile from a little one on Christmas Day

You can help to spread some festive cheer to patients at the hospital this year by laying a present under the Giving Tree.

Toys for the babies on Christmas DayToys for the babies on Christmas Day

For further information about the Giving Tree appeal, email the Ipswich Hospital charity team via Charity@Ipswichhospital.nhs.uk

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of an immigration offence in Ipswich.

A rare jewelled lapel pin belonging to one of only three men to escape from a German prisoner of war camp, a story which inspired the film The Great Escape, was sold at a Suffolk Auction house for nearly five times its asking price.

A police employee has been ordered to repay almost £1,700 in fraudulent expenses claims.

The family of a brutally murdered Ipswich woman have made an impassioned plea for help in finally bringing her killer to justice, 25 years on.

A decision on whether a new Suffolk council will pursue ‘borough’ status will not be made until at least later next year, it has been decided.

A Suffolk man has plead guilty to causing injury by dangerous driving at Ipswich Magistrates court today after a woman was left with life threatening injuries following a car crash on the A1120.

There is good news for bargain hunters in Stowmarket as a discount store bids to make a return to the town.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24