Hospital bids for £25m investment

IPSWICH hospital could be on the brink of a huge £25million overhaul the Evening Star can reveal today.Just four months after we revealed insider concerns from doctors that the busy intensive care unit could close, bosses at the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust are about to put in a bid for a multimillion pound venture providing a new critical care unit as well as diagnostic treatment centres in the community.

By Jessica Nicholls

IPSWICH hospital could be on the brink of a huge £25million overhaul the Evening Star can reveal today.

Just four months after we revealed insider concerns from doctors that the busy intensive care unit could close, bosses at the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust are about to put in a bid for a multimillion pound venture providing a new critical care unit as well as diagnostic treatment centres in the community.

However the bid costs more than double that of an £11million one that was given back to the Trust to revise last year because it was thought to be too expensive.

Last July it was back to the drawing board for the Trust for a new proposal which could see Ipswich with state of the art equipment, waiting times cut and operations less likely to be cancelled.

See tonight's Evening Star for full story…

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