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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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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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Book in now for one-to-one fertility help

30/11/2018 | Announcements

People who are struggling to conceive a baby are being given the chance to meet fertility experts one-to-one during a series of events taking place at Ipswich Hospital. The East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) fertility team will hold free information evenings once a month for the next year for anyone interested in… Read more »

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ESNEFT hosts Takeover Challenge Day

23/11/2018 | Announcements

Pupils from schools in North Essex and East Suffolk are taking part in Takeover Challenge Day at Colchester and Ipswich hospitals. The day is a chance for the youngsters to get a glimpse of hospital life, allowing them access to different departments such as the pathology lab and the operations centre. They are also being… Read more »

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Praise for ESNEFT Neonatal care

19/11/2018 | Press releases

Neonatal Unit teams at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) have been praised in new reports* for the care they give to babies. Colchester Hospital’s neonatal unit was one of eight to achieve the highest score of 88% following a national review of neonatal critical care services, while Ipswich Hospital scored 81%…. Read more »

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