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Extended visiting hours for Ramadan

13/03/2024 | Press releases

We are extending visiting hours to 10pm across our hospitals for Ramadan. This will give people time to visit their loved ones after Iftar, the fast-breaking evening meal after sunset. This applies to our adult inpatient and critical care wards at Aldeburgh Hospital, Bluebird Lodge, Clacton Hospital, Colchester Hospital, Felixstowe Hospital, Harwich Hospital and Ipswich… Read more »

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ESNEFT governors to meet

11/03/2024 | Press releases

Anyone with an interest in healthcare is being invited to attend the next meeting of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s Council of Governors on Wednesday (13 March). During the meeting, the governors will look at performance at the Trust, which runs Colchester and Ipswich hospitals as well as a range of community… Read more »

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Trust’s Board to meet in public this week

05/03/2024 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) Board will hold its next meeting in public on Thursday, 7 March. The Board will discuss maternity services, along with ESNEFT’s finances, latest performance and the results of the latest NHS Staff Survey. The public are welcome to attend and will be given the opportunity to… Read more »

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Strike action from junior doctors

23/02/2024 | Press releases

Junior doctors across the NHS are taking part in further strike action. The scheduled strike dates are Saturday 24 February to Wednesday 28 February. It is due to the ongoing dispute with the Government over pay. We are committed to keeping disruption to services to a minimum. Our focus is on providing safe care for… Read more »

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Couple’s thanks for Rycroft’s care

16/02/2024 | Press releases

A Wivenhoe couple have thanked hospital staff for the care they gave their baby son and are set to donate a share of £60,000 to them in his memory. Andrew Foster and Catherine Alport visited the children’s ward at Colchester Hospital yesterday (15 February) to meet staff involved in son Rycroft Alport Foster’s care, on… Read more »

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People wearing charity t-shirts walking through the countryside

Lace up your walking boots and help support NHS staff

09/02/2024 | Press releases

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity is inviting people to walk side-by-side with amazing NHS staff and take part in its popular Hospital Hero Hike. This year’s event will see participants start their challenge at Ipswich Hospital before enjoying a scenic 21-mile walk through picturesque countryside to reach Colchester Hospital. They will be supporting hardworking staff… Read more »

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