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: Marie.Owen@wsh.nhs.uk
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