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19/08/2019 | Press releases

Shining a spotlight on ESNEFT’s first year

People with an interest in healthcare are being invited to a special meeting to hear more about developments at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) and the big difference which robots are making to patient care.

ESNEFT’s annual members’ meeting takes place at Ipswich Hospital next Thursday (29 August). It will give people the chance to find out more about ESNEFT’s first year as a trust and the improvements which have been made following the merger of Colchester and Ipswich hospitals last July.

During the meeting, staff will explain how robots are being used to reduce the number of wasted outpatient appointments and complete admin tasks, in turn freeing up colleagues to spend more time helping patients.

The neuro endocrine tumour team, who are based at Colchester, will then describe how they have expanded their services to patients in east Suffolk as a result of the merger, in turn preventing them from having to travel to London or Cambridge for treatment.

People will also hear more about the Trust’s Time Matters philosophy, which aims to remove unnecessary stress and frustration to give patients a better experience when receiving care. At the end of the meeting, attendees will be able to ask questions before looking round stands showcasing some of ESNEFT’s services.

The meeting takes place between 1.30pm and 3.30pm in the Lecture Theatre at Ipswich Hospital. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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