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Join our Board and help shape our future

30/11/2022 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is appealing for people from a wide variety of diverse communities to help steer its future direction by applying for a position on the Trust’s Board. The Trust, which runs Colchester and Ipswich hospitals together with a range of community health services, is looking for one… Read more »

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‘If you’re going to have a cardiac arrest, the best place to have it is a hospital!’

17/11/2022 | Press releases

A grandfather who suffered a cardiac arrest while visiting the outpatients’ department at Ipswich Hospital has thanked the “faultless” NHS staff who leapt into action to save his life. John Ashbee (pictured below) had taken grandson Toby (21) to a physio appointment in September when his heart stopped beating and he lost consciousness. Quick-thinking staff… Read more »

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Extra support to quit smoking in pregnancy

11/11/2022 | Press releases

Pregnant women and people, together with their partners, can now receive tailored support to help them stop smoking following the launch of new service designed to make it as easy as possible to quit. East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) new maternity smokefree team is offering pregnant people in the Clacton, Harwich… Read more »

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Cycling challenge raises vital charity cash

10/11/2022 | Press releases

Courageous cyclists have raised nearly £6,500 for Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity by completing a gruelling 500-mile tour of the Scottish coastline. The 10-strong team from the 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment, based at Merville Barracks in Colchester, arranged the fundraiser to thank Ipswich Hospital for the care they gave to one of the soldier’s daughters… Read more »

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First patients welcomed to new-look children’s department

07/11/2022 | Press releases

Young patients and their families can now receive care in bright, spacious and welcoming surroundings after the first phase of a multi-million pound redevelopment at Ipswich Hospital’s children’s department opened its doors. The extensive project has seen 14 clinic rooms, a phlebotomy room, medical day case unit, accessible toilet, themed reception, waiting area and parents’… Read more »

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Save the date for our annual members’ meeting

28/10/2022 | Press releases

People with an interest in healthcare are being invited to a special meeting to hear more about developments at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) over the past 12 months. ESNEFT’s annual members’ meeting takes place virtually via Microsoft Teams Live on Thursday 10 November between 6pm and 7.30pm. It will give… Read more »

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ESNEFT Board to meet

28/10/2022 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday (3 November). The Board will meet in person at Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, from 9.30am. During the morning, they will hear details of ESNEFT’s latest performance and finances, as well as answering questions… Read more »

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Mum’s thanks for a decade of care

27/10/2022 | Press releases

A grateful mum has thanked staff at Ipswich Hospital for the care and kindness they showed to her son throughout a decade of treatment for a rare form of epilepsy. Sam Revitt, who died in February aged 10, was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, a genetic condition which causes epilepsy and other developmental problems. Together with… Read more »

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Saying thank you for “exemplary” care

14/10/2022 | Press releases

A gardening expert who describes the cancer care she received from East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) as “exemplary” has given her backing to a charity appeal to help fund a new breast care centre at Ipswich Hospital. Ruth Goudy, who runs Kiln Farm Nursery and Garden Centre in Kesgrave alongside husband… Read more »

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