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First Board meeting of 2024 to take place

08/01/2024 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) Board will hold its next meeting in public on Thursday (11 January). The Board will discuss maternity services, along with ESNEFT’s finances, latest performance and the experience of patients receiving care. It will also receive a report on the Trust’s Green Plan. The public are welcome… Read more »

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£2,600 boost for Ipswich oncology department

22/12/2023 | Press releases

Additional equipment which helps to reduce discomfort for patients who are being treated for cancer is now available at Ipswich Hospital thanks to the generosity of a local business. Whip Street Motors Ltd, which is a regular supporter of Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity, has donated £2,680 for extra air gloves to be used in… Read more »

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Second phase of new children’s unit opens

19/12/2023 | Press releases

The second phase of a multi-million pound redevelopment of the children’s department at Ipswich Hospital has opened its doors. The work has seen an extension built, along with a new treatment room, dedicated two-bed high dependency bay and calming and relaxing sanctuary room for young patients experiencing mental health difficulties. Parts of the new inpatient… Read more »

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‘I love seeing my practice develop and grow as I continue my apprenticeship’

18/12/2023 | Press releases

Former personal trainer turned trainee physio, Sophie Bloomfield, said her confidence has grown when treating patients since undertaking an apprenticeship. Sophie, who is based in the Colchester community team, is studying for a Pre-registration Physiotherapy Apprenticeship Level 6 – the equivalent to a degree – having joined the NHS in 2020 to develop her career…. Read more »

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Patients treated for prostate cancer can view new animations to help explain their treatment

18/12/2023 | Press releases, Uncategorised

Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer can find out more about their condition and how to prepare for radiotherapy treatment through two new animations produced for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. The first animation explains more about prostate cancer and how radiotherapy treatment may impact a patient, what to expect during treatment, as… Read more »

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Colchester Hospital becomes first European site to offer robotic surgery for all colorectal procedures

15/12/2023 | Press releases

All patients having colorectal surgery at Colchester Hospital will now benefit from their operation being done robotically. Colchester Hospital, part of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), has become the first hospital site in UK, Ireland and Europe to reach this landmark. The team has reached this important milestone after all six… Read more »

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Strike action from doctors

15/12/2023 | Press releases

Junior doctors across the NHS will be taking part in strike action in the run up to Christmas and in the new year.  The scheduled strike dates are Wednesday 20 December to Saturday 23 December, and Wednesday 3 January to Tuesday 9 January.  We are committed to keeping disruption to services to a minimum. Our… Read more »

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Cancer initiative celebrates awards success

07/12/2023 | Press releases

An innovative scheme which makes sure patients are in the best possible health before, during and after their cancer treatment with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is celebrating awards success. The prehabilitation service is run in partnership with Alvie Health. It helps patients to optimise their health before treatment and enhances… Read more »

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New modern x-ray for Aldeburgh

05/12/2023 | Press releases

A new modern x-ray machine is being installed at Aldeburgh Hospital thanks to the generosity of local people. East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) has begun work on the new x-ray suite using a £320,000 gift to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity from the Aldeburgh Hospital League of Friends. The new machine… Read more »

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Selfless Santas spread Christmas cheer

04/12/2023 | Press releases

Hundreds of Santas transformed Colchester’s Castle Park into a sea of red and white yesterday (3 December) to raise nearly £26,000 for Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity. More than 300 fundraisers dressed in Santa suits braved wintery conditions to take on the annual Santa Fun Run. The event was organised by Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals… Read more »

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