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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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Bridge replacement work at Colchester Hospital

04/02/2019 | Announcements

Work to replace the narrow blue footbridge at the front of Colchester Hospital is due to begin on Monday, 4 February.   It is part of the wider, multi-million plan to transform and extend the main entrance of the hospital. David Cohen, capital project manager at Colchester Hospital, said: “The existing bridge is cramped and… Read more »

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SPOTLIGHT ON – ESNEFT chaplaincy

28/01/2019 | Announcements

ESNEFT chaplains and their dedicated team support our patients, their families, and our staff and volunteers at any stage of their life, talking and listening to people from all walks of life to meet their spiritual needs.   Lead chaplain Allison Cline-Dean, said: “We will always be there for a patient who is dying and… Read more »

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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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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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