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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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‘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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Dedicated cancer helpline relaunches

15/01/2021 | Press releases

A dedicated helpline designed to support patients with a cancer diagnosis during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been relaunched by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). The helpline is available to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and has questions about their care. It was initially launched during the first phase… Read more »

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Green light for new children’s department

12/01/2021 | Press releases

Multi-million pound plans to build a welcoming new children’s department at Ipswich Hospital have been given the go-ahead. Ipswich Borough Council has granted planning permission for the scheme, which will see the existing unit completely remodelled and refurbished to create a child-friendly environment fit for the 21st century. The number of beds, isolation cubicles and… Read more »

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