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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released its first inspection report for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

08/01/2020 | Press releases

The CQC report has highlighted outstanding areas of care in the Trust while recognising there are still some areas which require improvement and the Trust’s overall rating is ‘requires improvement’. The report has been welcomed by Helen Taylor, Chair, and Nick Hulme, Chief Executive. Ms Taylor said: “We welcome this highly detailed report which finds… Read more »

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The Radiotherapy Department at Ipswich Hospital

Quality award for Radiotherapy Department

19/12/2019 | Press releases

The Radiotherapy Department at Ipswich Hospital has been presented with a prestigious award for providing a warm, welcoming and high quality environment for patients receiving treatment for cancer. Staff at the unit have been presented with the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark following a rigorous assessment by Macmillan and a patient representative. They looked at a… Read more »

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Straight to test team

Helping cancer patients get a faster diagnosis

29/11/2019 | Announcements

Patients having investigations for suspected bowel cancer at Ipswich or Colchester hospitals are now able to get a diagnosis or the all clear more quickly thanks to a new straight-to-test service. The service sees a team of four nurses assess urgent GP referrals over the phone before offering them a colonoscopy within seven days. Previously,… Read more »

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The Garrett Anderson Centre

Lighting up Ipswich Hospital for pancreatic cancer

28/11/2019 | Announcements

Ipswich Hospital is being illuminated with purple lighting to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, remember those who have passed away and celebrate the lives of people who have survived the illness.   The South Wards Entrance and Garrett Anderson Centre at the hospital, which is run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust,… Read more »

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Main footpath at Colchester Hospital

Footpath closure at Colchester Hospital

12/11/2019 | Press releases

The main footpath from the visitors’ car park to the main block at Colchester Hospital will be closed from 7am on Wednesday, 13 November through to Wednesday, 27 November.   This closure is necessary so drainage works can be carried out as part of the ongoing project to redevelop the hospital’s main entrance to improve… Read more »

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ESNEFT Chair appointed

11/11/2019 | Announcements

Helen Taylor has been appointed Chair of the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. Her appointment was announced by Michael Horley, lead governor of the Trust’s Council of Governors at Thursday’s board meeting in public. Helen has been the Interim Chair of the Trust for the past five months and took over from… Read more »

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Cancer care moves at Colchester Hospital

08/11/2019 | Press releases

We are preparing to treat patients for the first time at Colchester Hospital’s new cancer centre. The Mary Barron Suite and Haematology Day Unit have merged and will both be located in The Collingwood Centre – our new £3.25million cancer centre – from Monday, 11 November. Please note that this means the Mary Barron Suite… Read more »

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ESNEFT among country’s best for stroke care

06/11/2019 | Press releases

New data shows that stroke patients at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals are getting timely access to specialist treatment and assessment, in turn giving them a better chance of making a good recovery. The most recent SSNAP (Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme) data places the hospitals, which are run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS… Read more »

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ESNEFT board to meet

04/11/2019 | Press releases

Patients, carers and the public have been invited to East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) board meeting on Thursday (7 November). During the meeting, a patient will describe their experience of receiving care at the trust, which runs Colchester and Ipswich hospitals as well as a wide range of community health services…. Read more »

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