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We are East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

We provide healthcare to a population of almost a million people in:

  • Patient’s homes
  • GP surgeries
  • Community and high street clinics
  • Community hospitals
  • Colchester and Ipswich hospitals

Time Matters

Our philosophy is that time matters. Dealing with health issues can be stressful, both for the patient and for those who care for them. There is the necessary stress of the health need and the emotional effort of caring.

However, too often the complexity of the health and care system adds unnecessary stress.

At the heart of this is time.

Time is important to everyone whether as patients, as family or carers or as staff delivering care.

We will improve services to make every moment count.

There’s no place like home

1 in 5 of our staff work out and about in the community.

Our NHS teams are supporting local people to stay in control of their health at home.

When people need care in hospital, we are committed to getting them home again as soon as possible.

We can join the dots between care at home and hospitals.

Size matters

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 11,000 staff.

Several of our clinical services are among the largest in England:

  • Acute children’s services
  • Oncology
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • General surgery
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology

Our values

Our values are: optimistic, appreciative and kind.

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