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Staff hold afternoon tea with a difference to promote patients’ swallowing difficulties

14/03/2019 | Press releases

Colchester Hospital held an afternoon tea with a difference to highlight the difficulties and life-threatening consequences faced by people who struggle to swallow.   While most people take their ability to eat and drink for granted, those with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) can encounter a range of medical issues including choking, dehydration, malnutrition and weight loss…. Read more »

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Extra help to encourage mums-to-be to stub it out

12/03/2019 | Announcements

Mums-to-be who plan to have their babies at Ipswich Hospital are now being given extra help to stub it out earlier in their pregnancy following the launch of a convenient new stop smoking service. The service sees specially-trained midwife Angela Leach, in partnership with One Life Suffolk, offer support to women, along with any nicotine… Read more »

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Secretary of State visits ESNEFT

08/03/2019 | Press releases

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock MP visited the life-saving team at Ipswich Hospital’s Heart Centre today, Friday 8 March.   The Minister toured the £5million specialist unit and went behind the scenes in an operating theatre to watch a heart attack patient undergoing surgery. On his visit to the hospital,… Read more »

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New clinic to improve respiratory care

08/03/2019 | Press releases

Respiratory patients are now being given rapid access to the expert help they need to keep them out of hospital following the launch of a new specialist clinic run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT).   The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) respiratory HOT clinic started seeing patients at Ipswich Hospital… Read more »

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Celebrating trainee nursing associates

07/03/2019 | Press releases

The impact of a new nursing role at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) which will make a difference to the lives of patients, carers and healthcare professionals by getting the right nurse next to the right bedside has been applauded at a celebratory event. The role of the nursing associate, which… Read more »

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Centre of Excellence award for Colchester gynaecology department

05/03/2019 | Announcements

A Colchester Hospital department has been honoured. They have been recognised for performing a procedure (Endometrial Ablation) that helps women who suffer heavy or abnormal bleeding during their periods. Led by consultant gynecologist Mr Fadi Alfhaily, the gynaecology department has named as a centre of excellence for their work performing the NovaSure procedure.   NovaSure can be carried out… Read more »

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Cancer centre construction gathers pace

01/03/2019 | Announcements

Colchester Hospital’s new state-of-the-art cancer centre will continue to take shape next week. As part of the construction of the Collingwood Centre, more steel work will be craned into position on the site in the coming days. The project has been funded with thanks to the Cancer Centre Campaign, a £3.25million appeal run by the… Read more »

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Support new Colchester Hospital project as you shop

28/02/2019 | Press releases

Your votes in Tesco supermarkets are needed to help launch a new project which aims to get patients up and moving while they are in hospital. The Occupational Therapy team at Colchester Hospital hopes Recovery Through Activity will help patients get involved in meaningful and purposeful pastimes which they will enjoy, providing both mental and… Read more »

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