About this service

Colchester Hospital

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

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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

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Clinics

Contact

01473 712 233

Clacton Hospital

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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Tests conducted to help you diagnose your problem:

  • 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.

Colchester and Ipswich hospitals’ Emergency Departments and the urgent treatment centre at Colchester Hospital remain open to patients who need urgent and emergency help. If you have a health concern that’s not an emergency, but you’re thinking about coming to A&E call NHS 111 first.

For more information about conditions please go to the NHS website

Visiting restrictions

  • Due to the need to maintain social distancing we are unfortunately still not able to allow visitors to accompany patients in our waiting rooms, unless the patient is a child, a vulnerable adult, or there are exceptional/compassionate circumstances, in which case one adult may accompany the patient – providing the patient and accompanying adult are free of Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
  • Patients who are in our majors and resuscitation areas only may be accompanied by one close family contact, or somebody important to them (ideally from the same household or support bubble) within the A&E department – providing the patient and accompanying adult are free of Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
  • Visitors may not accompany the patient to other departments, for example x-ray. They must remain within the area of A&E they are in, until the patient is admitted or discharged, and not wander around the hospital building. If the patient is admitted, visitors will be kindly asked to leave at that point and book a ward visit – see our general ward visiting guidance.

 

 

 

 

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