Tom's weekly Star Column about Hospital Services

You won't be surprised to know that bearing in mind my activities this week with the joint letter and my interventions in the Commons I have decided to write about plans to remove elective Orthopaedics from Ipswich Hospital and to transfer these vital services to a new centre in Colchester.

It's a very important issue and I will not let up over the coming weeks. I will take more actions next week to further put this on the Government's radar. Local NHS bosses must be held account for the decisions they make


(Picture taken before current restrictions.)