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Celebrate with us at this year’s Welly Walk

11/04/2024 | Press releases

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity is inviting families to sign up to stomp their way round Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park and help make this year’s Welly Walk its biggest yet. The fourth and final walk will give families the chance to explore a rewarding and fun-packed 5km trail before enjoying free entry to the… Read more »

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£5,000 boost for diabetes service

09/04/2024 | Press releases

Felixstowe Port Users Association (FPUA) has donated £5,000 to Ipswich Hospital to thank the diabetes service for the care it provides. The association chose Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity to benefit from its latest Christmas ball, after committee member Ian Taylor’s daughter Matilda, who is better known as Tilly, was diagnosed with type one diabetes… Read more »

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ESNEFT recruitment blossoming in Sunflower Study

08/04/2024 | Press releases

ESNEFT has been named as a leading trust in a study that could reduce the time patients face waiting for gallbladder surgery. It is taking part in the Sunflower Study, which looks at whether patients require MRCP (Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography), prior to gall bladder surgery. ESNEFT was the sixth highest recruiter of participants in the… Read more »

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Nominations open for governor elections

02/04/2024 | Press releases

Members of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) are being invited to consider standing for election to its Council of Governors. The Trust, which runs Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals together with a range of community health services, is asking for nominations to fill 17 vacancies. This includes three public governor seats in… Read more »

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Issue with Ipswich Hospital telephone lines

02/04/2024 | Press releases

We’re experiencing some technical difficulties with the phone lines at Ipswich Hospital. Our teams are working on the issue and we hope to resolve the problem as soon as possible. Thanks for bearing with us. If you’ve been unable to get through for a virtual appointment please be reassured we will continue to try to… Read more »

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One stop shop brings holistic care closer to home

22/03/2024 | Press releases

Patients at risk of falling in east Suffolk can now get help for a wide variety of health, social and wellbeing issues in a single place. East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) Woodbridge Holistic Assessment Team (WHAT) has launched the one-stop clinic to bring holistic care closer to home. Taking place monthly,… Read more »

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Robotic skills masterclass hailed a success

20/03/2024 | Press releases

An international masterclass focused on perfecting bowel cancer surgery has taken place at Colchester Hospital’s ICENI Centre. Organised by the Trust’s Ipswich Hospital colorectal team and led by consultant Mr Arshad Malik (pictured below), who specialises in robotic, laparoscopic colorectal and general surgery, the Colorectal Technical Skills Masterclass attracted delegates from as far afield as… Read more »

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Pop to the pub for Parkinson’s support

18/03/2024 | Press releases

Working age people with Parkinson’s disease can now share experiences and get valuable peer support at a group specially designed to meet their needs. The group was set up by Ellen McGrath-Blake (pictured centre), who noticed a gap in provision after her husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s in 2019. Ellen volunteered to launch… Read more »

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Extended visiting hours for Ramadan

13/03/2024 | Press releases

We are extending visiting hours to 10pm across our hospitals for Ramadan. This will give people time to visit their loved ones after Iftar, the fast-breaking evening meal after sunset. This applies to our adult inpatient and critical care wards at Aldeburgh Hospital, Bluebird Lodge, Clacton Hospital, Colchester Hospital, Felixstowe Hospital, Harwich Hospital and Ipswich… Read more »

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