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Ipswich Hospital highly rated

Ipswich Hospital has been rated in the top six in the country for clinical efficiency, new figures reveal.

Dr Foster, an information analyst company independent from the NHS, has released its annual hospital guide.
The Heath Road hospital is well rated for clinical efficiency, mortality rates and access to treatments.

For example, the use of day case surgery (where patients come in and go home on the day of surgery) is high while the number of patients who need to be re-admitted after discharge is low.

Hospital Medical Director Peter Donaldson said: “This guide is the best way of bringing information on medical quality at hospitals into the public eye. The results will give our patients confidence that we are running an efficient and safe hospital, and continually striving to make it better.”

The report highlighted areas where hospitals need to improve. At Ipswich, there needs to be more scans available at the weekend. The hospital wants to become more efficient by making investigative tests, like scans, available in evening and weekend appointments.

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