Hospital archive resources
Thank you to everyone who comes to our hospitals and respects the ‘smoke free’ policy. We know that this has meant that people are leaving the hospital sites and smoking and littering cigarette butts on the site boundaries, and we are concerned about the effect this has on our neighbours. For this reason, we… Read more »
In line with requirements from Public Health England, all pregnant women who are admitted to the maternity unit will be swabbed for Coronavirus (COVID-19) .
Nick Hulme, Chief Executive for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We can confirm that five patients, two in their 90s, and three in their 80s, all of whom had underlying health conditions, have sadly passed away at Ipswich Hospital. Four patients at Colchester Hospital, two in their 80s, one in their… Read more »
They look at blood, urine, faeces and other bodily fluids to diagnose illnesses, monitor treatment and help patients manage long-term conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Almost all inpatients, half of emergency department (ED) patients, and one-third of outpatients will have biochemistry tests during their healthcare encounter. It is estimated that 60 –… Read more »
“I can’t say enough good words about it, it’s perfect.” That is what 74-year-old Alan Fowler has said about Colchester Hospital’s Time Garden. He has benefited from using the tranquil spot almost daily while he has been cared for on West Bergholt Ward. He has benefited from using the tranquil spot almost daily while he… Read more »
A shop run by the League of Friends’ staff and volunteers will continue to trade in a new location at Colchester Hospital once work to transform the main entrance of the hospital is complete. The organisation, which has run a shop within the existing reception area since the hospital opened in 1985, and before that… Read more »
Patients and their loved ones will be able to benefit from additional support and care throughout their cancer journey if plans for a new wellbeing centre are approved. Artist impressions of the new Cancer Wellbeing Centre A planning application has been submitted Colchester Borough Council to build the Cancer Wellbeing Centre… Read more »
Patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) in east Suffolk will no longer need to travel long distances for their care thanks to the expansion of a successful service at Colchester Hospital. NET oncologist Dr Ellie Saunders, NET lead clinician Dr Mary McStay and NET oncologist Professor Bruce Sizer. NETs are rare tumours that can affect any… Read more »
A grandmother with profound hearing loss has welcomed new guidance which means more children and adults will be offered the option of having a cochlear implant. Penny Pearson, 73, from Colchester, went profoundly deaf overnight at the age of 64 in 2010. The grandmother of 11 and mum-of-three had surgery to fit a cochlear implant… Read more »
Eddie Bloomfield, Julie Parker, Richard Spencer, Carole Taylor-Brown, Helen Taylor and Richard Youngs are our non-executive directors and provide an independent check on how well the Trust runs. You can read about our non-executive directors here.
Therapeutic radiographer Lara Burgess has enlisted the help of radiotherapy patients and their loved-ones to help her knit fidget quilts for dementia sufferers. Watch the video here.