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Quick-to-adapt theatre staff celebrated on National ODP Day

14/05/2020 | Press releases

Hospital theatre staff working at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust are being praised for adapting quickly and retraining to help support their colleagues and look after COVID-19 patients during the last few weeks. ODPs, or Operating Department Practitioners, work with clinicians across surgical procedures at Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals. Their skilled role… Read more »

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COVID-19 Staff Wellbeing Appeal

06/04/2020 | Press releases

The Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Charity has launched a fundraising appeal to support the welfare and wellbeing of our NHS staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our staff are dedicated people who want to make sure they can provide the best levels of care at all times, and you can help. Details of how to… Read more »

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New visiting arrangements

26/03/2020 | Announcements, Press releases

Nick Hulme, Chief Executive at East Suffolk and North East Essex Foundation Trust, said: “Today we are announcing more changes to our visiting arrangements on all our hospital sites. “Sadly, in line with the national guidance from the government on social distancing and social isolation, visiting is suspended. The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor… Read more »

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Choosing how your data is used

02/03/2020 | Press releases

By March 2020, the health service – including East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust – must comply with NHS Digital’s new national data opt-out policy. This means that patients can choose whether their confidential information is used for research and planning. If you do not want your information to be used in this… Read more »

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Colchester Hospital patient receives world’s first heart implant, likened to having a “paramedic in your pocket”

28/02/2020 | Press releases

A Colchester hospital patient has become the first person in the world to receive the world’s most advanced heart implant that doctors have likened to as having a “paramedic in your pocket”. David Southworth (pictured, below), who has heart failure, was fitted with the Medtronic Cobalt implant by ESNEFT consultant cardiologist Dr Duncan Field. It can communicate with… Read more »

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Extra support for east Suffolk’s care homes

Extra support for east Suffolk’s care homes

17/01/2020 | Press releases

Care home residents are now receiving additional support to help them stay well and out of hospital thanks to a brand new community service running across east Suffolk.   The care home initiative sees a small team of specialist nurses and therapists work with the area’s 86 care homes to provide training and education to… Read more »

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Celebrating 125 centuries of long service

29/11/2019 | Press releases

Dedicated staff who have together clocked up 12,493 years of service for the NHS have been honoured for their hard work and dedication. A total of 520 staff working for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), which runs Ipswich and Colchester hospitals as well as some community health services, were thanked for… Read more »

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