Workforce, training and education
East of England





Hospital Profile


West Suffolk Hospital is a 430 bed District General Hospital based in Bury St Edmunds. The trust serves over 275,000 people with a catchment area of approximately 600 square miles. In 2018 it was one of seven trusts nationwide to be awarded Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It has a very experienced general surgical department covering multiple subspecialties. Previous trainees of all levels have always reported high operative numbers from both elective and emergency procedures.



Subspecialty training opportunities


  • UGI - Perform specialist benign UGI procedures including laparoscopic fundoplications and CBD explorations (2 consultants). Training opportunities in laparoscopic ultrasound.
  • Colorectal - Busy colorectal cancer service including pelvic floor procedures (5 consultants). 
  • Breast - Breast and endocrine servive (3 consultants). One consultant specialising in oncolo-plastics including therapeutic mammoplasties, liposuction and implant reconstruction.



Established Surgical Trainers


Mr Ami Mishra, Mr Neil Keeling, Mr Justin Alberts, Mr Nicholas Ward, Mr Craig Vickery, Mr Dermot O’Riordan, Ms Jane Aitken, Mr Eamon Coveney



SpR Rota information


3 NTN registrars and 5 non-NTN registrars

On call commitments include 24 hour on call shifts with on call room facilities available free of charge.



Rota manager/study leave contact


Marie Owen                             Telephone:     contact via switchboard                                 Email:



Travel/geographical information


Address:     Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2QZ

Switchboard:     01284 713000

On site parking available for staff.

Local train station is Station Hill, situated 2 miles from the hospital

By car the hospital is accessible via the A14

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