What can you remember about the history of Ipswich Hospital?

The Hospital Ball held in October 1976

The Hospital Ball held in October 1976 - Credit: Archant

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 1976

The Hospital Ball held in October 1976 - Credit: Archant

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

Ipswich Hospital prize day held in May 1966

Ipswich Hospital prize day held in May 1966 - Credit: Archant

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 1966

Ipswich Hospital prize day held in May 1966 - Credit: Archant

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 1974

A marching band that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974 - Credit: Archant

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 1974

A marching band that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974 - Credit: Archant

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 1974

Stalls that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974 - Credit: Archant

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 1974

Stalls that was at the Ipswich Hospital fete held in June 1974 - Credit: Archant

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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 1986

A nurses reunion from October 1986 - Credit: Archant

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

A nurses reunion from October 1986

A nurses reunion from October 1986 - Credit: Archant

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 1986

Teddy Bear presentation held in December 1986 - Credit: Archant

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