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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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New home for Wheelchair Services

02/11/2018 | Announcements

      The Wheelchair Services team in north Essex has now moved to Clacton Hospital. The service and its staff, which had been based at Essex County Hospital, relocated to Clacton Hospital this week ahead of the Lexden Road site being handed over to developers, Essex Homes. All existing services will leave the 200-year-old… Read more »

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Getting to our hospitals

29/10/2018 | Announcements

A guide – including directions, transport information and parking prices for patients and visitors travelling to Colchester, Ipswich or one of ESNEFT’s community hospitals –  can be found here. Included is everything you need to know about the new Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) that has been introduced at Colchester Hospital and at the Colchester… 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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