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Lean, clean air scrubbing machines arrive

21/04/2023 | Press releases

Air cleaning machines are helping to reduce risks of infections on wards and clinical areas at ESNEFT. We’ve introduced 200 of the air filtration units – also known as air scrubbers – across clinical areas at Ipswich Hospital, Colchester Hospital, Clacton Hospital and community hospitals in east Suffolk. The portable machines suck in air and… Read more »

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First NHS Reservists welcomed to ESNEFT

14/04/2023 | Press releases

More than 150 NHS Reservists are now supporting staff at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) to help provide the best possible experience for patients. The new recruits include staff fulfilling clinical roles, such as nurses and therapists, as well as ward helpers, who carry out tasks such as serving meals and… Read more »

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Issue with Colchester Hospital telephone lines

06/04/2023 | Press releases

We’re experiencing some technical difficulties with the phone lines at Colchester Hospital. Our teams are working on the issue and we hope to resolve the problem as soon as possible. Thanks for bearing with us. If you’ve been unable to get through for a virtual appointment please be reassured we will continue to try to… Read more »

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Daredevils wanted as extreme abseil returns!

05/04/2023 | Press releases

Thrill seekers with a head for heights are being offered the rare chance to abseil down one of Ipswich’s tallest buildings when Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity’s extreme abseil returns this July. The iconic event gives daredevils the chance to take to the dizzying heights of the 135-foot maternity tower at Ipswich Hospital and enjoy… Read more »

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Industrial action: our message to patients

05/04/2023 | Press releases

Junior doctors will go on strike for 96 hours across England from 7am on Tuesday to 7am on Saturday (11 to 15 April). We are committed to keeping disruption to services to a minimum. Our focus is on providing safe care for patients who need urgent and emergency services, and those receiving inpatient care in… Read more »

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Going green in our theatres

03/04/2023 | Press releases

Colleagues in our operating theatres at Colchester Hospital have introduced a range of innovative measures to reduce their environmental impact – including stopping the use of a highly-polluting greenhouse gas. An energy-efficient patient warming system called ‘HotDog’, stopping the use of the anaesthetic gas desflurane and moving to recyclable trays for medicines have all been… Read more »

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Chief executive of the NHS visits Ipswich Hospital

28/03/2023 | Press releases

NHS Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard visited Ipswich Hospital on Friday to meet teams and officially open the new Breast Care Centre. The centre opened to patients earlier this year and the modern environment and equipment has transformed patient experience. Amanda met staff and fundraisers who helped the Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity’s Blossom Appeal for… Read more »

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