SERVICES: A £190,000 ward refurbishment will give women at West Suffolk Hospital for gynaecological services more privacy and dignity.

The gynaecology ward is moving into a refurbished ward with a dedicated waiting area.

It will increase beds from seven to eight and accommodate some women in single or double rooms. 

The hospital’s early pregnancy assessment unit will also relocate as part of the project, which means women experiencing problems will be able to access specialist care and ultrasounds on the ward rather than having to go to A&E.