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Felixstowe Hospital service recognised in East Suffolk awards

The services Headway Suffolk offers to the community and patients at Felixstowe Hospital has been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the East Suffolk Business and Community Awards.

The charity, which helps local adults with brain injuries, stroke and neurological conditions, opened a service offering support and rehabilitation activities at the hospital one day a week over a year ago and soon expanded it to two days a week (Monday and Wednesday) due to its popularity and demand.

The service is open to inpatients and members of the community, so there is seamless care post discharge. Headway has been so successful in the hospital that it has been asked to open services in Aldeburgh Community Hospital and Hartismere Hospital in Eye.

As part of the East Suffolk Business & Community Awards, the public are invited to vote for their favourite community project to win the 2019 Enabling Communities Award, sponsored by East Suffolk Council.

The finalists for this award have been shortlisted from all the community projects that have received funding from the East Suffolk Enabling Communities Budget or Exemplar Grant over the past 18 months.

Voting is now open and closes on Monday 30 September. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on Thursday 3 October at The Hangar as Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

To vote for Headway Suffolk, go to: www.scbca.co.uk/awards/enabling-communities.