Ed Sheeran’s broken arm: Ipswich Hospital reviews its policies for “high profile” patients

Ed Sheeran’s broken arm: Ipswich Hospital reviews its policies for “high profile” patients

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A hospital launched a review of care given to “high profile” patients following singer Ed Sheeran’s broken arm treatment.

The BBC understands the singer was asked to sign autographs and pose for photographs by some Ipswich Hospital staff upon being admitted in October.

Sheeran broke his right wrist and left elbow, which meant he had to pull out of a number of dates of his Asian tour.

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A hospital spokeswoman said the review started the following month.

The singer, from Framlingham, told fans he had “a bit of a bicycle accident” on Instagram on 16 October.

Ipswich Hospital said its policies and protocols were reviewed every one to three years.

It said its policy for “high profile patients” was due for a review in November.

A spokeswoman said the review covered “confidentiality, privacy of the patient and their loved ones and practical considerations”.

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