Focus on health as people Come Alive

TODAY marks the first ever Ipswich Health day.Salsa, head and hand massage, poetry and aromatherapy will all be among the ways of helping to get people involved in their own healthcare.

TODAY marks the first ever Ipswich Health day.

Salsa, head and hand massage, poetry and aromatherapy will all be among the ways of helping to get people involved in their own healthcare.

Launched by Chris Mole, MP, the day is also a chance for people in East Suffolk to see how healthcare is being improved in the county.

Around 60 community, voluntary and health and social care groups will be taking part in the day.

Age Concern, Central and Ipswich Primary Care Trusts, Clued up on Cancer, East Suffolk Mind, Homeless Outreach, Headway and the Blood Borne Virus User Group are all among the organisations who were due to be there.

There was also the opportunity to try exercise bikes and find out ways to get fit.

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Dubbed Come Alive, the day has been set up by Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich Primary Care Trust and the Borough and County Councils.

Christine Smart, chairman of Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust said: "We want to encourage our communities to know more about how we are changing the way we provide services in partnership with patients, relatives, carers and the wider community."

Come Alive day was due to be held at the Galleria, Ipswich Town Football Club, from 9am to 4pm.

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