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Colchester Hospital

At Colchester we are a separate ward on the ground floor

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01206 745 310

Clinic times


Monday to Friday (10am-10pm)

Ipswich Hospital

At Ipswich we are based on Lavenham ward

Car park and entrance:

  • Nearest car park is F
  • Garrett Anderson entrance  (door next to emergency department)
  • This ward is located on the first floor

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Lavenham ward 01473 702 616 or 702 618

Surgical Assessment unit (SAU) 01473 702 229

Clinic times

Visiting times:

  • 11.00am-8:00pm

Only two visitors at a time and no children under 12

Meal times:

  • Breakfast: 8.30am-9.30am
  • Lunch: 12.30pm-1.30pm
  • Dinner: 5pm-6pm

Please note: Lunch and dinner on this ward are protected meal times. This allows us to make sure our patients get the time and support they need for their meal.

However, relatives are very welcome to come and sit with patients if they feel that would benefit the patient at mealtimes.

You will come to the Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) if:

  • you have seen your GP and they have arranged for you to come in for tests or treatment
  • you have come to the Emergency Department and already been seen and accepted as a surgical patient.



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