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Sign up now and learn life-saving skills

02/10/2019 | Press releases

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is giving people the chance to learn vital skills which could help them save a life on World Restart a Heart Day. Staff at Colchester Hospital will hold three cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training sessions on Wednesday 16 October. The hour-long courses will give the public the… Read more »

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Changes in urgent care in north east Essex

30/09/2019 | Press releases

Urgent care for minor injuries and illnesses will be delivered differently in north east Essex from tomorrow, October 1. People will be able to access care at Colchester through a dedicated area based at the hospital, as well as Clacton and Harwich. It means the walk-in centre, based in the Primary Care Centre building in… Read more »

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Dr M.B. Mukesh

Colchester Hospital consultant’s thesis considered University of Cambridge’s best in 2017-18

18/09/2019 | Press releases

A research thesis written by a Colchester Hospital oncologist has been named as the University of Cambridge’s best-written clinical thesis. Dr M.B Mukesh’s thesis on the advancement of radiotherapy in breast cancer patients, won the university’s Ralph Noble award for 2017/18. The 40,000-word document was researched and crafted over six years and his findings have… Read more »

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biochemistry

Every day, our biochemistry colleagues analyse a staggering 7,500 samples

02/09/2019 | Press releases, Uncategorised

They look at blood, urine, faeces and other bodily fluids to diagnose illnesses, monitor treatment and help patients manage long-term conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Almost all inpatients, half of emergency department (ED) patients, and one-third of outpatients will have biochemistry tests during their healthcare encounter. It is estimated that 60 –… Read more »

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Dan Jolley

Improving support for young cancer patients

14/08/2019 | Press releases

Ipswich Hospital’s teenage and young adult cancer nurse specialist is now able to access extra training and funding to further improve care thanks to a new partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust. Dan Jolley’s nursing role has been adopted by the charity, giving him access to additional resources, advice and education while opening up a wider… Read more »

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Picture of maternity staff in the new suite

New suite opens for mums-to-be

08/05/2019 | Press releases

Mums-to-be who are being induced can now relax in homely and comfortable surroundings while they wait to have their baby following the opening of a dedicated suite at Ipswich Hospital.   The new induction of labour suite has been created alongside the Brook Birth Centre on the second floor of the maternity block. Called the… Read more »

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