The Evening Star is fighting to keep head and neck cancer surgery where it belongs - at Ipswich Hospital. The Anglia Cancer Network (ACN) wants to move the life-saving surgery to Norwich, leaving patients with an arduous journey at one of the most stressful times of their lives.

The ACN says the move is needed to comply with national guidelines about the number of patients treated at hospitals.

So far more than 3,000 people have signed the Star's petition against the move.

And during the campaign the Star has highlighted:

• The public consultation into the move was a sham, with the East Of England Strategic Health Authority telling health colleagues the only allowable option was to move the service to Norwich.


• Suffolk Primary Care Trust's attempts to suppress clinicians at Ipswich Hospital from speaking out about those figures.


• That patients living as close to Ipswich as Manningtree will be sent to Chelmsford for treatment, simply because of healthcare boundaries.


2008 Felixstowe’s Fate

Felixstowe Art of the Architect BBAG Presentation

Art of the Architect BBAG Presentation

This was the theme at the Cotman Hall  sponsored by the BBAG (Bartlet Bequest Action Group)  and featured  some of the magnificent  drawings of the Bartlet Convalescent Home by Munro Cautley.  

The Bartlet at present stands empty and unused costing  taxpayers £1000 per week  since its closure by the PCT.

The Proposed hotly debated transfer of head and neck  cancer surgery to Norwich from Ipswich was also featured with the public encouraged to sing the petition join the Fight to save the service.

More than 3000 people have already signed up in an attempt to dissuade the authorities from moving this vital care to Norwich  Hospital.  The Evening Star Newspaper makes the following points  concerning this.