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Planning consultation launched for Elective Orthopaedic Centre development and access to Colchester Hospital site

01/03/2021 | Announcements, Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) are preparing two planning  applications for a proposed Elective Orthopaedic Centre and Northern Approach Road access at Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester. The public is invited to comment on the development proposals in a consultation between 1 March and 12 March 2021. The detailed elements of… Read more »

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Introducing rapid Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in maternity and ultrasonography

15/02/2021 | Press releases

Rapid testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) is being introduced at maternity units run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). In line with new national NHS guidance, from Wednesday 17 February ESNEFT will be offering rapid Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing to all pregnant people and their support person attending Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, and the Coastal… Read more »

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New cutting-edge equipment unveiled

15/02/2021 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) has become one of the first trusts in the UK to introduce brand new augmented reality technology to help its laparoscopic surgeons to further improve their skills. The Inovus simulation equipment has been purchased by the world-renowned ICENI Centre at Colchester Hospital. It uses motion-tracking software… Read more »

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Specialist stroke service contract awarded

10/02/2021 | Press releases

A partnership of Suffolk health and care providers, including ESNEFT, has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver an early supported discharge service for stroke patients. The specialist service will provide up to six weeks of intensive stroke rehabilitation in patients’ own homes following their discharge from an acute hospital, in turn helping them to… Read more »

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Jacky and John Hall meeting their grandson in Colchester Hospital 16 years ago

‘Staff were absolutely fantastic’ say family

08/02/2021 | Press releases

The family of a much-loved grandmother has thanked hospital staff for the amazing care she received while being treated for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Su Butcher’s mum Jacky Hall was being treated for the virus at Colchester Hospital during December and January. She said the staff on Fordham Ward were “absolutely fantastic” while Jacky was being treated…. Read more »

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Drive-through services launched for heart patients

01/02/2021 | Press releases

Pacemaker patients and people needing their heart monitored will soon be able to benefit from new drive-through services. People with pacemakers need to have their device checked regularly, usually at least once a year, but due to restrictions because of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been difficult to see patients face-to-face. Similar difficulties have occurred for… Read more »

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Thanking our hard-working staff

27/01/2021 | Press releases

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity is encouraging anyone who would like to say thank you to staff at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) to consider supporting its Coronavirus (COVID-19) Staff Wellbeing Appeal. The charity is reminding anyone who would like to say thank you that donating money or fundraising are the… Read more »

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Teenagers offered virtual Pilates sessions through pandemic

15/01/2021 | Press releases

Teenagers who have been unable to attend their face-to-face physio sessions are being offered the option of virtual online Pilates classes. The physio team were concerned sessions had to stop due to the pandemic, so they decided to launch online Pilates for existing patients. Penny Brown, specialist paediatric physiotherapist Penny Brown, specialist paediatric physiotherapist, said… Read more »

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