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Couple’s thanks for Rycroft’s care

16/02/2024 | Press releases

A Wivenhoe couple have thanked hospital staff for the care they gave their baby son and are set to donate a share of £60,000 to them in his memory. Andrew Foster and Catherine Alport visited the children’s ward at Colchester Hospital yesterday (15 February) to meet staff involved in son Rycroft Alport Foster’s care, on… Read more »

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Lace up your walking boots and help support NHS staff

09/02/2024 | Press releases

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity is inviting people to walk side-by-side with amazing NHS staff and take part in its popular Hospital Hero Hike. This year’s event will see participants start their challenge at Ipswich Hospital before enjoying a scenic 21-mile walk through picturesque countryside to reach Colchester Hospital. They will be supporting hardworking staff… Read more »

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Keep yourself safe from falls this February

05/02/2024 | Press releases

People are being urged to check the rubber stoppers on their walking aids as part of a new campaign which aims to help reduce falls. “Ferrule February” is encouraging people to take a moment to make sure the stoppers are in good condition. This includes checking the ferrule for cracking or wear around the edges,… Read more »

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Extra support for seriously ill children

22/01/2024 | Press releases

The families of children with serious and complex health conditions can now receive extra care and support after Ipswich Hospital welcomed its first Roald Dahl nurse specialist. Lucy Broom (pictured), who was previously a junior sister on the children’s ward, took up the brand new role at the start of this year. It has been… Read more »

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‘I had a stroke during my hospital appointment’

22/01/2024 | Press releases

When Tracey Holland went for a routine research appointment at Ipswich Hospital’s Research Unit she didn’t realise she was having a stroke. She apologised for having a twitchy eye, but the research nurses at her appointment realised immediately Tracey might be showing signs of a stroke. The 59-year-old said: “My eye was a bit funny that… Read more »

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Research study uses AI to ‘read’ chest x-rays

15/01/2024 | Press releases

Research study uses AI to ‘read’ chest x-rays and help diagnose lung cancer faster Radiologists are using revolutionary AI software to help detect abnormalities on chest x-rays as part of a new research study happening at Ipswich Hospital. When a patient is referred by their GP for a chest x-ray, consultant radiologists will assess the… Read more »

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Final services open at Clacton CDC

10/01/2024 | Press releases

People living in north Essex are now able to access a full range of fast, convenient health tests closer to home after the final service opened at Clacton Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC). The CDC welcomed its first endoscopy patients on Monday (8 January). The milestone marked the full opening of the centre, which has been… Read more »

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First Board meeting of 2024 to take place

08/01/2024 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) Board will hold its next meeting in public on Thursday (11 January). The Board will discuss maternity services, along with ESNEFT’s finances, latest performance and the experience of patients receiving care. It will also receive a report on the Trust’s Green Plan. The public are welcome… Read more »

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