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Testing babies for jaundice in the community

21/01/2019 | Announcements

New parents will no longer need to take their babies to hospital for a simple test which can now be done at home or in the community. ESNEFT’s community midwifery teams in east Suffolk have been provided with new bilirubinometers which test for jaundice in newborn babies. This means colleagues can carry out the test… Read more »

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Collingwood Centre construction begins

15/01/2019 | Press releases

Work has begun to build a new state-of-the-art cancer centre at Colchester Hospital. The team from Stroods Specialist Contractors arrived at the Turner Road site after the festive break to start the Collingwood Centre construction process. Ground works will continue for another two weeks, but it marks the start of improving care for patients in… Read more »

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Christmas party for children with cancer

21/12/2018 | Uncategorised

We held our Christmas party for children with cancer, and their families, who attend Colchester and Ipswich hospitals. Among the guests were a number of superheroes and princesses as well as real-life reindeer and, of course, Santa Claus.   Watch the video here.    

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Medicines Advice Helpline

11/12/2018 | Press releases

Did you know? ESNEFT offers a free and confidential Medicines Advice Helpline which is open from 9am until 5pm (Monday-Friday). To contact the service call our staff in Colchester on 01206 742161 or Ipswich 01473 703604. They can answer any questions or concerns you may have about any of the medication you are taking. Click… Read more »

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Stroke Therapy at ESNEFT

07/12/2018 | Announcements

Did you know? We offer Stroke therapy groups for patients, across ESNEFT and, where appropriate in people’s homes as they continue their rehabilitation. Sessions such as Tai-Chi and craft workshops are held at Colchester Hospital, along with exercise classes. Ipswich Hospital also hosts exercise classes and relaxation sessions.  

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Time Garden

06/12/2018 | Announcements

ESNEFT colleague Claire Carran is encouraging Christmas well-wishers to make a donation to the Colchester Hospital Time Garden this year. Claire’s father Ron spent a year in and out of the hospital before he died just before Christmas last year. Ron had Alzheimer’s and Claire said the garden made a huge difference to him. Claire,… Read more »

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Milestone for Cancer Centre Campaign

05/12/2018 | Announcements

Work is set to begin on building a state-of-the-art cancer centre at Colchester Hospital, marking the start of a transformation in patient care in north Essex. Construction of the purpose built centre, which will support patients through diagnosis and treatment, as well as their loved ones, is now imminent after planning permission for the £3.25million… Read more »

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Essex County Hospital: the end of an era

30/11/2018 | Announcements

The final patient has been seen, the last boxes have been packed and the doors have closed for the very last time at Essex County Hospital. Teams have been moving in phases from the Lexden Road site to Colchester’s Primary Care Centre (PCC) in Turner Road, over the past two weeks and have now said… Read more »

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