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Help our hospital gardens to bloom

26/05/2023 | Press releases

Green-fingered gardeners with some time to spare are being invited to give something back during volunteers’ week by helping out in the gardens at Colchester Hospital. Everyone is welcome to join the volunteering session, which takes place between 10am and 12.30pm on Friday (2 June). Volunteers will be asked to roll their sleeves up and… Read more »

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Celebrating 75 Years of the NHS

22/05/2023 | Press releases

The NHS celebrates its 75th anniversary on 5 July this year. It’s a time to celebrate our past, but more importantly, a time to think about the future. We want to take this opportunity to thank all NHS staff and volunteers, past and present, who have made the organisation what it is. We are celebrating… Read more »

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Babergh chairman’s support for the Blossom Appeal

19/05/2023 | Press releases

Thank you to our colleagues at Babergh District Council for the following media release. Babergh District Council chairman, Cllr Kathryn Grandon, has presented a cheque for more than £12k to her chosen charity, the Blossom Appeal. During her term as chairman, Cllr Grandon hosted a charity ball at the Royal Hospital School welcoming almost 200… Read more »

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Celebrating International Nurses Day 2023

12/05/2023 | Press releases

Nurses from around the world are today (12 May) joining forces to celebrate International Nurses Day and the difference they make to patients every single day. To mark the event, two ESNEFT nurses have explained what attracted them to nursing and what they enjoy so much about the job. “Working in healthcare is a noble… Read more »

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Footpath closed at Ipswich Hospital

09/05/2023 | Press releases

A section of busy footpath near our Outpatients entrance at Ipswich Hospital will be closed for four days this week. The footpath which leads to one side of the entrance will be closed from today (Tuesday) until Friday (12 May). Pedestrians will be able to use a zebra-crossing and access the entrance via a footpath… Read more »

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Taking on two halves to make a whole

05/05/2023 | Press releases

Two friends will put one foot in front of the other 25,000 times when they take on two half marathons to raise vital funds to support patients receiving end of life care at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). Karen Hobbs and Abi Shirley will tackle the Colchester Half Marathon on 21… Read more »

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4500 eco lights installed at Ipswich Hospital

04/05/2023 | Press releases

Four and a half thousand environmentally-friendly light tubes have been replaced across Ipswich Hospital as part of several green initiatives at the Trust. The £58,000 investment has already happened in areas including maternity, Pathology and the Diabetes Centre. All new build developments already have new LED lighting which offers a better option for the environment…. Read more »

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Hundreds of heroes hike for hospital charity

02/05/2023 | Press releases

Hardy hikers have raised £39,500 for Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity after pulling on their walking boots and trekking across the Essex and Suffolk countryside during the annual Hospital Hero Hike. More than 300 people enjoyed the sunshine whilst covering the 21-mile distance between Colchester and Ipswich hospitals on Sunday (30 April). Every penny they… Read more »

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