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Please take a quick test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) before coming to our maternity units or scanning departments

01/06/2021 | Press releases

Rapid testing stations for Coronavirus (COVID-19) are closing in maternity units and scanning departments run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). This is in line with the Government recently announcing that anyone in England can now get free testing kits online and in the community to check for Coronavirus (COVID-19). However,… Read more »

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ESNEFT governors to meet

01/06/2021 | Press releases

The next meeting of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) Council of Governors takes place on Thursday (3 June). During the meeting, the governors will look at performance at the trust, which runs Colchester and Ipswich hospitals as well as a range of community health services. Governors will also receive an update… Read more »

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Helping clinicians perfect their skills – without touching a patient

01/06/2021 | Press releases

Trainee doctors at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) are now able to perfect their endoscopy skills without touching a patient following the introduction of a new state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator. The equipment, called an EndoSim, allows students to practice almost any procedure in a classroom environment, including endoscopy of the lower… Read more »

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Boosting care for knee replacement patients

28/05/2021 | Press releases

A handheld robotic device is helping surgeons at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) to map the inside of patients’ knees and accurately plan surgery before a single cut is made on the joint. The NAVIO robotic-assisted surgical device is hoped to improve outcomes – including faster recoveries – for patients having… Read more »

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Prime Minister visits ESNEFT

27/05/2021 | Press releases

  Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP visited dedicated teams leading the restart of routine NHS care at Colchester Hospital today, Thursday 27 May. On his visit to the hospital, run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), the Prime Minister also took a quick tour of The Collingwood Centre to talk to… Read more »

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Virtual fracture clinic hailed a success

24/05/2021 | Press releases

Nearly 700 patients a month are receiving effective care for suspected broken bones while making fewer trips to Colchester Hospital following the introduction of a virtual fracture clinic. The clinic gives orthopaedic consultants the chance to review the notes, histories and x-rays of any patient coming to Colchester Hospital’s emergency department, Clacton’s minor injuries unit… Read more »

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Prestigious national role for ESNEFT surgeon

17/05/2021 | Press releases

There’s been further success for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s spinal surgery team after it was announced consultant spinal surgeon David Cumming has been elected president of the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS). BASS is one of several spinal societies which form the United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (UKSSB) and it… Read more »

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New nurse endoscopists join ESNEFT team

12/05/2021 | Press releases

Nurse specialists come in many forms, from working with children, cardiac nurses or those working in oncology caring for cancer patients. But a new kind of nurse specialist has joined the ranks at ESNEFT in the form of a nurse endoscopist. Michele Boffardi and Gabriel Gora are two of the new nurse endoscopists who are… Read more »

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