Stranded relatives put up at hospital

Ipswich Hospital went on Winter Watch alert overnight - with a “heart-warming” spirit of help and collaboration in the emergency department.Headlines reported by hospital spokeswoman Jan Rowsell included:� Five stranded relatives and members of staff put up overnight.

Ipswich Hospital went on Winter Watch alert overnight - with a “heart-warming” spirit of help and collaboration in the emergency department.

Headlines reported by hospital spokeswoman Jan Rowsell included:

� Five stranded relatives and members of staff put up overnight.

� One senior nurse came in from an event in Ipswich so she could be available from the early hours.

� Nurses and technicians walking miles to get in to work

� No major incidents reported in the first few hours.

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� Staff turning out to sweep staff and main car parks.

“Staff have ralled to help out - everyone has been fantastic, said Ms Rowsell.