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New critical care patient group

01/10/2018 | Uncategorised

Patients recovering from critical illness in Ipswich are to be helped back to health by people that were once seriously unwell themselves. Clinical staff at Ipswich Hospital have set up an ICUSteps group and are looking for former intensive care patients to join them and talk to recovering patients and their loved ones, as well… Read more »

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Bringing the latest treatments to heart patients

24/09/2018 | Announcements

Patients can be seen quicker and closer to home thanks to a new procedure that’s come to Ipswich Hospital’s Cardiology department for the first time. The team are now able to offer rotablation which allows clinicians to treat extremely calcified coronary arteries. David Bloore, Cardiology lead at Ipswich, said patients were previously sent to Papworth… Read more »

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Improving safety for people with swallowing difficulties

21/09/2018 | Announcements

East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is introducing a new way of describing food textures and fluid thicknesses to improve safety for patients with swallowing difficulties. From mid-October, standardised terminology will be phased in at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals, as well as across ESNEFT’s community health services. It will see ambiguous and sometimes… Read more »

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A world first at ESNEFT

20/09/2018 | Announcements

A teaching aid which will help develop clinical skills and expand the pre-registration education curriculum at ESNEFT has arrived at Colchester Hospital. The pre-registration team received the world’s first Nursing Anne Simulator from Laerdal last week. It has been brought to the Trust to support student learning and practice, and also in preparation for changes… Read more »

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Fordham Ward at Colchester Hospital refurbished

20/09/2018 | Announcements

Patients are benefiting from a £350,000 refurbishment of a Trauma Orthopaedic ward at Colchester Hospital after it was given a complete overhaul. Fordham Ward cares for patients 16 and over with bone and joint conditions. The brighter and more modern surroundings will make their hospital stay less stressful. Rossa Baker, senior matron for the Musculoskeletal… Read more »

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