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Celebrating a decade of skin cancer support

16/09/2021 | Press releases

A support group set up for people referred to Ipswich Hospital with skin cancer has celebrated its tenth birthday by meeting face-to-face for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic. The group was formed in 2011 by Macmillan skin cancer clinical nurse specialist Rachel Alexander and current chair Sue Roberts, with help and advice… Read more »

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New lead governor appointed

06/09/2021 | Press releases

A former nurse with experience of caring for others and volunteering has been appointed as lead governor at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). Helen Rose, who is currently serving her second term as a public governor in the “rest of Suffolk” constituency, was elected unanimously to the role on Thursday (2… Read more »

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Hydrotherapy pools set to reopen for patients

30/08/2021 | Press releases

Hydrotherapy pools that had to close during the pandemic are reopening for patients. People living with certain muscular conditions, neurological conditions or those who are post-surgery and may benefit from physiotherapy in a hydrotherapy pool will soon be able to have treatment in the water. Sue Voules, clinical specialist physiotherapist at Ipswich Hospital, said: “Hydrotherapy… Read more »

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Extra support for patients with cancer

12/08/2021 | Press releases

People affected by cancer will soon be able to access more specialist counselling, workshops and psychological therapy at Ipswich Hospital thanks to the generosity of local charities. The range of enhanced support services will be available to both patients and their families, and will include counselling, therapy for couples and relatives and workshops covering topics… Read more »

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Offering breast cancer patients a vital “littlelift”

11/08/2021 | Press releases

Patients who are receiving treatment for breast cancer at Colchester Hospital are being given vital comfort boxes to help them manage difficult side effects while boosting their wellbeing. Norfolk-based breast cancer charity littlelifts is extending the service to Colchester after working closely with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) to offer boxes… Read more »

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Help us reflect history with a stitch in time

10/08/2021 | Press releases

Quilters of all abilities are being invited to capture their memories of the coronavirus pandemic with a stitch in time by helping to create a community quilt to raise funds for those most affected by COVID-19. Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity is appealing to crafters to reflect their own experiences of the past 16 months… Read more »

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