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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 AND Ipswich hospitals and at… 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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Improving safety for people with swallowing difficulties

21/09/2018 | Announcements

East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is introducing a new way of describing food textures and fluid thicknesses to improve safety for patients with swallowing difficulties. From mid-October, standardised terminology will be phased in at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals, as well as across ESNEFT’s community health services. It will see ambiguous and sometimes… Read more »

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A world first at ESNEFT

20/09/2018 | Announcements

A teaching aid which will help develop clinical skills and expand the pre-registration education curriculum at ESNEFT has arrived at Colchester Hospital. The pre-registration team received the world’s first Nursing Anne Simulator from Laerdal last week. It has been brought to the Trust to support student learning and practice, and also in preparation for changes… Read more »

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Fordham Ward at Colchester Hospital refurbished

20/09/2018 | Announcements

Patients are benefiting from a £350,000 refurbishment of a Trauma Orthopaedic ward at Colchester Hospital after it was given a complete overhaul. Fordham Ward cares for patients 16 and over with bone and joint conditions. The brighter and more modern surroundings will make their hospital stay less stressful. Rossa Baker, senior matron for the Musculoskeletal… Read more »

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Ipswich Hospital cancer ward refurbishment

11/09/2018 | Announcements

  Patients will be able to be cared for in a lighter and more modern environment after a cancer ward at Ipswich Hospital is refurbished. Somersham Ward’s patients and staff will temporarily move to Waveney Ward on Saturday 15 September until the work is complete in mid-November. Laura Mallett, matron for cancer services at Ipswich,… Read more »

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