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Spreading a little cheer with free TV this Christmas

16/12/2020 | Press releases

Hospedia, which provides TV and telephone services in hospitals, is giving Ipswich and Colchester patients free bedside TV all day on Christmas Day. The viewing schedule includes a showing of a Goldilocks and the Three Bears pantomime to help spread Christmas cheer. The Christmas offer comes in addition to other free services available throughout the… Read more »

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Photograph of Debbie Read and Sue Eastbrook with Nick Hulme

Nursing duo retire after 88 years in NHS

11/12/2020 | Press releases

When Sue Eastbrook and Debbie Reed began a new role together 20 years ago, they never imagined they’d continue and retire following the same shift two decades later. Sue, who began her NHS career 48 years ago in London, joined the team at Essex County Hospital in 1976, first as a staff nurse, then a… Read more »

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Photographs of Raymond Wray

History is made as first patients receive Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine at ESNEFT

09/12/2020 | Press releases

Having the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine was an early birthday present for one of the first people to receive it at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). Eighty-one-year-old Raymond Wray, from Clacton, was the first person to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination at Colchester Hospital, closely followed by Alice Lennox, who turns 82… Read more »

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Architect's impression of the entrance to the proposed new Children's Department

Blueprint for new Children’s Department revealed

09/11/2020 | Press releases

Multi-million pound plans to transform the Children’s Department at Ipswich Hospital have been submitted. The department is in great need of an upgrade to improve and transform patient experience and care. Clinical lead for Paediatrics Dr Lauren Filby said: “Children are a huge part of this hospital. That’s why we want to create a more… Read more »

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