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Cancer

05/09/2018 |

GP referral for a suspected cancer Once your GP has referred you to us, we will contact you with an appointment (usually by telephone).  This appointment will be a maximum of 14 days from your referral. It is important that you are available to attend your appointment and we recommend that you bring a friend or family member… Read more »

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Colposcopy

20/06/2018 |

What is colposcopy? Colposcopy is a simple examination that allows the doctor to look carefully at the cervix (the neck of the womb) by inserting an instrument that has a bright light and acts like a magnifying glass. Most women that we see have been referred because of an abnormal smear test result.  We also… Read more »

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Children’s assessment unit

20/06/2018 |

If you cannot arrange to see your GP and are worried about your child, call 111. If you feel it is an emergency, take your child directly to the Emergency department. Who comes to the CAU/PAU? The CAU at Colchester Hospital and the PAU at Ipswich Hospital are emergency wards for children. You will bring your child to us if: They have… Read more »

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Children’s health community services

20/06/2018 |

Community paediatrics Ipswich and Colchester hospitals work in partnership with community paediatrics. The community paediatrics service will: Assess and help your child if they have a developmental impairment Assess and help your child if they have a physical or learning disability Assess and help your child if they have complex health needs Carry out specialist… Read more »

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Chest and lungs

22/06/2018 |

Chest and lungs We diagnose and treat patients with chest and lung conditions including: pneumonia lung infections COPD (emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis) asthma bronchiectasis lung cancer TB sarcoidosis pulmonary fibrosis inflammatory lungs disease asbestos related lung diseases diseases of the pleura (lining of the lungs) pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the lungs) rarer lung diseases sleep… Read more »

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Children’s Health

20/06/2018 |

Children’s Health services We provide services at our hospitals and also in the community. We have clinics and services specifically for children in all the same areas that we have for adults as well as some areas that are “child only”. We treat children with conditions such as: cancer heart conditions bowel (gut) problems breathing problems kidney… Read more »

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