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Essex County Hospital update

08/10/2018 | Press releases

A date has been set for services to move out of Colchester’s Essex County Hospital (ECH). The doors will close and the final patient will be seen at the hospital, which is nearly 200-years-old, on Friday, 30 November. As part of plans to improve services and facilities for patients, all of the remaining clinical services… Read more »

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Wheelchair services team

Wheelchair Services engagement events

05/10/2018 | Press releases

People who use Wheelchair Services in north Essex have given their views about the service temporarily moving. The service and its staff, which are based at Essex County Hospital at the moment, will move to Clacton Hospital at the end of October ahead of the Lexden Road site being handed over to developers. The Transfer… Read more »

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New critical care patient group

01/10/2018 | Uncategorised

Patients recovering from critical illness in Ipswich are to be helped back to health by people that were once seriously unwell themselves. Clinical staff at Ipswich Hospital have set up an ICUSteps group and are looking for former intensive care patients to join them and talk to recovering patients and their loved ones, as well… Read more »

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Bringing the latest treatments to heart patients

24/09/2018 | Announcements

Patients can be seen quicker and closer to home thanks to a new procedure that’s come to Ipswich Hospital’s Cardiology department for the first time. The team are now able to offer rotablation which allows clinicians to treat extremely calcified coronary arteries. David Bloore, Cardiology lead at Ipswich, said patients were previously sent to Papworth… Read more »

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Improving safety for people with swallowing difficulties

21/09/2018 | Announcements

East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is introducing a new way of describing food textures and fluid thicknesses to improve safety for patients with swallowing difficulties. From mid-October, standardised terminology will be phased in at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals, as well as across ESNEFT’s community health services. It will see ambiguous and sometimes… Read more »

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A world first at ESNEFT

20/09/2018 | Announcements

A teaching aid which will help develop clinical skills and expand the pre-registration education curriculum at ESNEFT has arrived at Colchester Hospital. The pre-registration team received the world’s first Nursing Anne Simulator from Laerdal last week. It has been brought to the Trust to support student learning and practice, and also in preparation for changes… Read more »

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