About this service

Emergency department

Colchester Hospital

The Emergency Department is on the ground floor of the main block.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01206 742 115 – Minors

01206 742 114 – Majors

01206 747 474 – Switchboard

Ipswich Hospital

The Emergency department is located in the Garrett Anderson Centre – entrance 1A.

As well as emergency help, we offer:

  • Emergency ultrasound
  • Children’s illness and injury assessment
  • Consultant outpatient review clinic
  • Physiotherapy clinic
  • Sports and exercise medicine in association with Ipswich Town Football Club

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01473 712 233

Clacton Hospital

We have a Minor Injuries Unit and are able to take X-Rays.

 

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01255 201 717

Clinic times

The Minor Injuries Unit is open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm.

Felixstowe Hospital

We have a Minor Injuries Unit and are able to take X-Rays.

How to get here

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Clinics

Clinic times

The Minor Injuries Unit is open 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm.

Harwich Hospital

We have a Minor Injuries Unit and are able to take X-Rays.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01255 201 200

Clinic times

The Minor Injuries Unit is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Emergency only

You should only come to the Emergency Department if you are really unwell or have had an accident.

If you do need to come to the Emergency Department, a nurse will see you and decide how urgently you need to be treated.

You may then be sent to a different part of the department, depending on what is wrong with you.

You may have to undergo tests to help diagnose your problem, these could be:

  • X-Ray
  • Blood tests
  • ECG
  • Urine tests

Once all your test results have arrived you may:

  • Be sent home
  • Be admitted to a ward
  • Be sent to the Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) for further tests or an overnight stay
  • Be sent to the Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) for further tests

For more information about conditions please go to the NHS Choices website

 

 

 

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