This year has seen the NHS hit its 75th year, and we’ve marked it in many ways throughout 2023, with Park Runs, big tea events, lighting up our buildings in blue as well as sharing the work of teams at the county shows. We even had live coverage from our emergency department by the BBC on the NHS birthday in July.
But the celebrations haven’t quite finished yet, as we’re ending our 75th year by releasing a new photo series of images taken across the Trust.
Embracing innovation has been an important part of the NHS’ history and at ESNEFT using new technology is a big part of caring for our patients now and in the future.
We’ve captured the different ways we’re innovating at ESNEFT through a series of 12 images to mark the NHS at 75 and we’re sharing them with you now:
The latest microwave ablation technology allows clinicians to pinpoint treatment for complex tumours. The equipment destroys cancer cells using heat generated from the microwave radiation.
Breast care patients are scanned using the latest machinery for a quick and accurate diagnosis.
An eye surgeon is using the latest in cutting-edge technology on a patient to help maintain their vision.
A donated cornea is being prepared before being transplanted into a patient’s eye. This is possible through advances in technology and driven forward by eye surgeons at ESNEFT.
Robotic surgery is state-of-the-art technology used for many operations. This is the Da Vinci Xi robot used by surgeons, offering many benefits for patients.
Handheld robots are one of the latest pieces of technology surgeons are using for knee replacements.
Training sessions at the Iceni Centre ensure ESNEFT colleagues – and clinicians from across the world – have the opportunity to learn new approaches and ways of practising medicine.
Our laboratories run 24 hours a day, seven days a week to test patients’ samples, blood or biopsies. Their fast turnaround and accurate information helps clinicians prescribe the right medication and treatment for the patient as quickly as possible.
Using digital technology helps speed up a diagnosis for patients. This equipment is the latest technology in histopathology, showing clear and large images from biopsies supporting clinicians diagnosing conditions and planning treatment.
Colleagues are supported to develop their own innovative ideas, like this Bedhead Tidy. This innovation is a simple, easy-to-fit holder to keep patients’ oxygen and suction tubes tidy, ready for routine or emergency use.
We’ve revolutionised basic life support training. Staff now complete their training with digital assessments and high-tech ‘simulation stations’ places around our hospitals and community sites.
New technology and digital tracking enables colleagues to pinpoint exactly what equipment was used with a patient or what implant has been inserted, such as a hip or shoulder replacement.
The 12 framed photos, taken by local photographer Warren Page, are on the walls at Colchester Hospital and Ipswich Hospital. At Colchester they’re near to AMSDEC and x-ray, opposite the Dementia Care tree mural, and at Ipswich Hospital they’re along the main corridor opposite the Education Centre.
Thank you to everyone who was willing to have their photo taken and be a part of the series.Back to top