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Changes to parking at Ipswich Hospital

11/03/2021 | Press releases

New parking technology is being introduced at Ipswich Hospital to make it easier and more convenient for everyone to park. The hospital team is introducing an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system for staff and visitor parking from Monday 10 May. The biggest benefit for visitors and patients is that new payment machines are being… Read more »

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Online IBD webinar to take place

10/03/2021 | Press releases

People living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are being invited to join a webinar to find out more about managing their condition during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The event is open to anyone with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. During the morning, consultants and specialist nurses from East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust… Read more »

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Celebrating ESNEFT’s surgical care practitioners

08/03/2021 | Press releases

Patients who need surgical care are supported by many NHS people in operating theatres, but what do you know about surgical care practitioners? This International Women’s Day we’re shining a light on four women who are surgical care practitioners (SCPs) at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). SCPs provide “highly skilled” care… Read more »

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Takeaway ‘colon capsule’ will speed up diagnosis

08/03/2021 | Press releases

A revolutionary ‘colon capsule’ is set to help speed up the diagnosis for some patients with suspected colorectal cancer for patients in Suffolk and Essex. Currently patients needing further investigation into issues relating to their bowel would normally go into hospital and have a colonoscopy. This involves inserting a long flexible camera up a person’s… Read more »

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Changes to visiting arrangements

04/03/2021 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is changing visiting arrangements at its hospitals. It comes as cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) fall and as the Government’s first stages of easing lockdown arrangements come into place on Monday 8 March. Nick Hulme, Chief Executive at East Suffolk and North East Essex Foundation Trust, said:… Read more »

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Planning consultation launched for Elective Orthopaedic Centre development and access to Colchester Hospital site

01/03/2021 | Announcements, Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) are preparing two planning  applications for a proposed Elective Orthopaedic Centre and Northern Approach Road access at Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester. The public is invited to comment on the development proposals in a consultation between 1 March and 12 March 2021. The detailed elements of… Read more »

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Introducing rapid Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in maternity and ultrasonography

15/02/2021 | Press releases

Rapid testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) is being introduced at maternity units run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). In line with new national NHS guidance, from Wednesday 17 February ESNEFT will be offering rapid Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing to all pregnant people and their support person attending Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, and the Coastal… Read more »

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New cutting-edge equipment unveiled

15/02/2021 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) has become one of the first trusts in the UK to introduce brand new augmented reality technology to help its laparoscopic surgeons to further improve their skills. The Inovus simulation equipment has been purchased by the world-renowned ICENI Centre at Colchester Hospital. It uses motion-tracking software… Read more »

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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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