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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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Ipswich Hospital cancer ward refurbishment

11/09/2018 | Announcements

  Patients will be able to be cared for in a lighter and more modern environment after a cancer ward at Ipswich Hospital is refurbished. Somersham Ward’s patients and staff will temporarily move to Waveney Ward on Saturday 15 September until the work is complete in mid-November. Laura Mallett, matron for cancer services at Ipswich,… Read more »

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Michelle Chaplin's Commendation

Michelle Chaplin ESNEFT Commendation

08/08/2018 | Press releases

  While we are still in the throes of a heatwave, it’s hard to remember the snow and harsh winter of just a few months ago. The challenging conditions that brought huge snow drifts and freezing temperatures to the region saw many team members work even harder than usual to deliver excellent care and keep… Read more »

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