#BeKnown

at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Liz Hamilton

Acute assessment unit consultant

...I’m known for getting the job done.

Well, I’m probably more known for being a chatterbox but hardworking and efficient – I sort things out. I’m absolutely passionate about giving our patients the best care we can.

I chose to work at the West Suffolk Hospital because of the Trust’s reputation. And honestly, it does live up to that.

We’re a small, friendly hospital providing excellent care. We’re doing amazing things and everybody’s viewpoint matters.

I’ve had the exciting opportunity to get involved in developing same day ambulatory emergency care and a new acute assessment unit. It’s a project very close to my heart and we are revolutionising our emergency care. We aim to get our patients home, where they want to be, on the same day they come in.

There’s variety, pace, people from all different walks of life, and the actions in our department affect the whole Trust. We are a truly embedded multidisciplinary team, with strong links to primary care, our surgeons, the early intervention team, palliative care, social care, and specialist nurses.

This part of the world is beautiful. I moved here from Scotland and, I have to admit, I do like the weather! I live out near Newmarket, which is a nice, easy commute. Bury St Edmunds is also a lovely town. We all serve the community, which is really special. You develop a great professional friendship with some of your more regular patients. It’s one big extended family really.

I’m a working mum, with a seven-year-old son, so work-life balance is also an important factor for me. He’s been to work to meet everyone and says he wants to be a doctor like his mummy, so the hospital has obviously got his seal of approval too.

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