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Ipswich Hospital

Extensive seating areas, including sofas and a dining area. Kitchen stocked with unlimited cereal, toast, biscuits and squash. Two hospital computers in a computer room. Locker rooms. A full size snooker table. A ping-pong table. A dart board. A foosball table. 42” TV with Sky. A Playstation … and not to forget our very own bar!

JuniorDr Score: 5 out of 5

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Tameside General Hospital Doctor's Mess

tameside-mess42 inch full sky TV with movies and sports subscriptions; two broadband computers; lockers available at monthly cost; pool and ping pong table; shower and toilets; extensive sofas and seating; unlimited supply of microwave meals out of hours; unlimited tea, coffee, toast, cereal and biscuits; numerous mess nights out; mess charitable fund where a proportion of mess profits is donated to a ward based charity on a monthly basis. All for £10 a month!

JuniorDr Score 4/5

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Colchester General Hospital Doctor's Mess

colchesterColchester Doctor's Mess has a flatscreen TV with Sky, microwave, dishwasher, and coffee maker. Off the main mess is a room with three computers. The usual tea, coffee, toast and cereals are provided along with daily newspapers. One plus is having a cleaner. Mess fees are £10 a month with occasional subsidised mess nights out.

JuniorDr Score 3/5

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Princess Alexandra Hospital Doctor's Mess

harlowSky HD on 42in high def plasma, wireless 16Mb broadband, leather sofas, lava lamps, 3 computers in separate computer room: 2 for all access broadband. Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, basic food - bread, tea, coffee, biccys etc usually topped up. Separate chill out/quiet room (with a few old sofas!). £10/month.

JuniorDr Score 5/5

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Queen’s Medical Centre Nottingham Doctor's Mess

nottingham42" TV with Sky Digital, 10 PCs with Internet Access, a plasma information screen, a modern kitchen, two snooker tables and a Fussball table. Complimentary tea, coffee, toast, newspapers and magazines are provided daily and there's a lunchtime snack bar selling sandwiches, soup, jacket potatoes and snacks, solely for the use of doctors.

JuniorDr Score 4/5