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What can you remember about the history of Ipswich Hospital?

PUBLISHED: 12:47 12 October 2016 | UPDATED: 13:14 12 October 2016

The Hospital Ball held in October 1976

The Hospital Ball held in October 1976

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We are well into our A-Z of Ipswich history now. In today's instalment we are taking a look back at Ipswich Hospital over the past 40 years.

The Hospital Ball held in October 1976The Hospital Ball held in October 1976

Some very happy faces are seen here as winners collect their prizes at the hospital ball.

Ipswich Hospital prize day held in May 1966Ipswich Hospital prize day held in May 1966

Here we are going back to 1966. This group shot shows staff present at the Hospital Prize Day.

Ipswich Hospital prize day held in May 1966Ipswich Hospital prize day held in May 1966

Ipswich Hospital has employed thousands of nurses, doctors, cleaners, first aiders and admin staff over its 106 year history. It’s one of the biggest employers in Ipswich.

A marching band that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974A marching band that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974

This image shows music from the Ipswich Hospital Fete keeping audiences entertained and spirits high.

A marching band that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974A marching band that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974

The yearly fete’s at the hospital helped raise charitable donations that were put back into the upkeep and quality of the building.

Stalls that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974Stalls that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974

The Heath Road hospital holds approximately 800 beds and has treated millions of patients since doors opened back in 1910.

Stalls that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974Stalls that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974

In 2014 the trust was the fifth best in England on the target of seeing 95% of people who attend accident and emergency departments within four hours.

A nurses reunion from October 1986A nurses reunion from October 1986

This shows a reunion of hard working and devoted nurses back in 1986 - were you one of them?

A nurses reunion from October 1986A nurses reunion from October 1986

And our final image today shows a teddy bear presentation held on the children’s ward at the hospital back in 1986.

Teddy Bear presentation held in December 1986Teddy Bear presentation held in December 1986

Send us any images or memories you have of working or visiting Ipswich Hospital.

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