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Extra support for seriously ill children

22/01/2024 | Press releases

The families of children with serious and complex health conditions can now receive extra care and support after Ipswich Hospital welcomed its first Roald Dahl nurse specialist. Lucy Broom (pictured), who was previously a junior sister on the children’s ward, took up the brand new role at the start of this year. It has been… Read more »

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‘I had a stroke during my hospital appointment’

22/01/2024 | Press releases

When Tracey Holland went for a routine research appointment at Ipswich Hospital’s Research Unit she didn’t realise she was having a stroke. She apologised for having a twitchy eye, but the research nurses at her appointment realised immediately Tracey might be showing signs of a stroke. The 59-year-old said: “My eye was a bit funny that… Read more »

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Research study uses AI to ‘read’ chest x-rays

15/01/2024 | Press releases

Research study uses AI to ‘read’ chest x-rays and help diagnose lung cancer faster Radiologists are using revolutionary AI software to help detect abnormalities on chest x-rays as part of a new research study happening at Ipswich Hospital. When a patient is referred by their GP for a chest x-ray, consultant radiologists will assess the… Read more »

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Final services open at Clacton CDC

10/01/2024 | Press releases

People living in north Essex are now able to access a full range of fast, convenient health tests closer to home after the final service opened at Clacton Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC). The CDC welcomed its first endoscopy patients on Monday (8 January). The milestone marked the full opening of the centre, which has been… Read more »

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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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