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Pilot project to improve perioperative diabetes care

25/09/2020 | Press releases

An innovative project designed to enhance the care which people with diabetes receive when they have surgery is being trialled across the country after significantly improving outcomes for patients at Ipswich Hospital. IP3D, which stands for Improving the Perioperative Pathway of Patients with Diabetes, was launched in Ipswich around two years ago. It sees people… Read more »

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Committed colleagues complete care certificates

24/09/2020 | Press releases

Dedicated healthcare assistants (HCAs) with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) have spent the coronavirus lockdown learning new skills by successfully completing the NHS care certificate. The 12-strong group, who all work in the Outpatients Department at Ipswich Hospital, chose to study for the certificate during the height of the pandemic while… Read more »

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“Their kindness meant the absolute world”

08/09/2020 | Press releases

The granddaughter of a couple who have barely spent a day apart during their 67 year marriage has thanked staff at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) for arranging daily visits between them while they were receiving care on separate hospital wards. Bob and Joan Fisher were both admitted to Colchester Hospital… Read more »

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Annual members’ meeting to take place

07/09/2020 | Press releases

Patients, carers and the public have been invited to join East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) annual members’ meeting (AMM) which will take place virtually later this month. The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 23 September at 6pm. It will give people the opportunity to hear more about… Read more »

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Showing support for Organ Donation Week

03/09/2020 | Press releases

Buildings run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) will be lit up in pink from Monday (7 September) to show support for national Organ Donation Week. The awareness week, which runs until Sunday (13 September), will shine a light on the generosity of donors and the impact they have on transplant… Read more »

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Elections open for ESNEFT governors

01/09/2020 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is inviting people with an interest in healthcare to consider standing for election to its Council of Governors. The trust, which runs Colchester and Ipswich hospitals together with a range of community health services, is inviting anyone who would like to get involved or has an… Read more »

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Trust board to meet

01/09/2020 | Press releases

Coronavirus and staff wellbeing will be among the items on the agenda when East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) board meets on Thursday (3 September). The board will meet between 9.30am and 11.20am via Microsoft Teams to maintain social distancing. During the meeting, members will receive an update on the impact of… Read more »

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Supporting young patients through COVID-19

24/08/2020 | Press releases

Young people receiving care from East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) have been sent seeds to help them look after their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic by trying their hand at gardening. Youth worker Rachel Fletcher, who is based at Colchester Hospital, has sent the seeds to young people from across… Read more »

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ESNEFT AHPs offer specialist support to patients as they recover from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

20/08/2020 | Press releases

Allied health professional (AHP) teams across Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, and community sites have worked together with other healthcare organisations to develop dedicated post COVID-19 rehabilitation care   When a patient leaves hospital after being treated for Coronavirus (COVID-19), their recovery does not end there – it is just the beginning. Some of the effects… Read more »

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