Our Hospital, Ipswich
Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital opened in 1997 and is an established part of the local community
As East Anglia's only purely private healthcare provider, we offer our patients the highest levels of service and comfort with access to specialist medical equipment. Set in over 19 acres of woodland, the modern purpose-built hospital is a haven of tranquillity and repose. The majority of our bedrooms have patio doors with access to the gardens and woodland views.
During your stay with us we will all work hard to provide you with a friendly, professional and caring service in a clean and safe environment – from our reception staff who will greet you and show you to your room, to the nurses, theatre practitioners, radiographers and physiotherapists who treat you, through to the housekeepers, catering staff and administrators who make sure your stay runs smoothly.
We see patients with private medical insurance from most health insurers or you could pay for the treatment yourself. Simply ask your GP for a private referral.
Our Hospital Provides:
- Excellent private en-suite rooms and facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible
- Free car parking spaces for patients and visitors
- Onsite physiotherapy suite and gym
- Onsite diagnostic and imaging services including static MRI and CT
- Four main theatres, two with laminar flow and one endoscopy theatre
- Health screening
- Dedicated infection prevention team
“What would you like to be called?” I was asked by the nurse doing my pre-op assessment. She epitomized the courtesy, kindness, efficiency and very high standards of professionalism that I experienced throughout my seven visits to the Nuffield. I needed an arthroscopy on my knee and dreaded going to a hospital at all, let alone have an operation. However, the Nuffield surpassed my hopes and wishes at every stage.
It is a peaceful and calm place where everyone seems to have time. When I think of all the people I met on those visits – reception staff, nurses – organizing patients and their records, doing tests, taking blood, doing the pre-op assessment, accompanying me when I felt I needed support and reassurance and so on – the consultant, physiotherapists, radiographers doing x-rays and an MRI scan, and catering staff, it is, indeed, striking that every one of them maintained these high standards. Added to all that, everyone seemed to enjoy working together and the job they were doing.
Many congratulations to the Nuffield team and a very big thank you.
Margaret Lillyman OBE
The original Foxhall Hospital (the King Edward Memorial Sanatorium) was built in 1912 as an isolation hospital for people with lung disorders, particularly TB sufferers. After it closed down in 1975 it was used as a centre for displaced Vietnamese 'boat people' in the early 1980s.
Suffolk Coastal District Council planners agreed to the site being used again as a hospital-type facility after rejecting housing proposals a number of times. Demolition of the original hospital buildings started early in 1990 when developers began a project to turn the building and its 19 acre site into a private hospital, and we are now registered with the Care Quality Commission for 60 beds.