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Visiting our hospital wards

21/10/2020 | Press releases

At Colchester Hospital General visiting restrictions at Colchester Hospital are being temporarily reintroduced from 10am on Thursday, 22 October. This is a precautionary safety measure. It is part of our infection control plans and is also in response to the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in the community. No visitors will be able to… Read more »

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Voting opens in ESNEFT’s governor elections

21/10/2020 | Press releases

Members of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) are being encouraged to cast their vote in an election to decide new members of its Council of Governors. The election, which began today (21 October), will fill public and staff seats in Colchester and Ipswich, as well as public governor seats in the… Read more »

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Extra support for people living with cancer

19/10/2020 | Press releases

Patients receiving cancer treatment at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) will be offered extra help and practical support from diagnosis through to discharge thanks to a new cancer care navigator service. The initiative, which is being jointly funded by the East of England Cancer Alliance and Macmillan Cancer Support, will see… Read more »

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Ipswich Breast Care Centre plans revealed

16/10/2020 | Press releases

Plans behind a new £5.3million state-of-the-art Breast Care Centre at Ipswich Hospital are being shared this week.   The new centre will transform the experience patients have when they come to hospital by bringing all elements of breast care under one roof – the clinic, the imaging department and breast screening.   Consultant breast surgeon… Read more »

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First-of-its-kind wellbeing hub launches

12/10/2020 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) has launched a one-stop-shop wellbeing hub to help its 10,000 staff and volunteers to be at their best, both at home and at work. The hub, which launches today (12 October), brings together a huge range of services into one place so that ESNEFT colleagues can… Read more »

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A reminder about visiting ESNEFT hospitals

09/10/2020 | Press releases

We are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). That is why there are still visiting restrictions in place at our hospitals. We understand how important it is for patients to be able to see their friends and relatives during their hospital stay, but… Read more »

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Pilot project to improve perioperative diabetes care

25/09/2020 | Press releases

An innovative project designed to enhance the care which people with diabetes receive when they have surgery is being trialled across the country after significantly improving outcomes for patients at Ipswich Hospital. IP3D, which stands for Improving the Perioperative Pathway of Patients with Diabetes, was launched in Ipswich around two years ago. It sees people… Read more »

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Committed colleagues complete care certificates

24/09/2020 | Press releases

Dedicated healthcare assistants (HCAs) with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) have spent the coronavirus lockdown learning new skills by successfully completing the NHS care certificate. The 12-strong group, who all work in the Outpatients Department at Ipswich Hospital, chose to study for the certificate during the height of the pandemic while… Read more »

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