Over the Christmas period Dan wanted to pay tribute to the hard working doctors, nurses, police and paramedics and many others who work on the frontline of our emergency services and who provided us with a dedicated service all through the Christmas and New Year period.
Along with Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley, Dan went to show support to the staff who were running the A&E service at West Suffolk Hospital. They were kind enough to show Dan and David around and explain how their department was set to run throughout the holiday period. Dan and David also spoke to many hard working staff and visited the wards and recovery areas where A&E patients would go if they needed to stay in hospital a little longer after initial treatment.
Later in the evening and during the night, Dan joined some of our local police officers in Ipswich for one of their night shifts. Starting at 10:00pm and finishing at 4:00am (the officers started before and finished after Dan did!). Patrolling the centre of Ipswich Town centre they ensured everybody could enjoy their evening out in safety, with the knowledge if they needed help it was close at hand. Dan also spent some time in one of the response cars answering calls as they flashed in from the control room.
On Christmas Day Dan went to Ipswich Hospital and was welcomed by Nick Hulme (CEO) who took him on a tour of the wards including the Acute Admissions Unit, Elderly Care and to meet some new mothers and babies in the Maternity Unit. Dan then spent a very informative and interesting time with many members of staff and sat in on the Daily Operations Meeting.
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