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Essex and Suffolk Elective Orthopaedic Centre (ESEOC)
A bright future for orthopaedic surgery
Our state of the art centre for planned orthopaedic surgery will open in 2024 and will be one of the largest centres of its kind in Europe.
With eight new theatres and more than 70 beds we aim to operate on more than 10,000 patients every year.
The centre is being designed as will be a surgical hub bringing together the skills and expertise of staff in one place for some of our most common procedures such as hip and knee replacements. By pooling our expertise, we will reduce waiting times, develop and maintain specialist surgery, and train the surgical professionals of the future.
Improving patient care
The centre will be dedicated solely to elective care, providing clinical sustainability as well as future pandemic resilience.
Though attached to Colchester Hospital, the centre will function independently keeping surgical beds and theatres free for patients waiting for planned surgery. In addition, purpose-built x-ray and physiotherapy facilities will support patient recovery and a swift discharge.
From the design of the clinical spaces to the welcome they will receive, our patients have been with us all the way.
Our two four-bedded bays and sixteen side rooms will allow for a relaxed and comfortable recovery and further monitoring.
Develop your career with us
Our service has been designed for the future. Through our innovative GIRFT approach, we will become a centre of excellence, providing:
- a state-of-the-art clinical environment
- reduced infection rates, cancellations and waiting lists
- Improved patient experience and vastly reduced length of stay
- improved mortality and morbidity
- a top-quality training and learning environment
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Colchester Hospital, is a specialist provider of surgical education and training. Our orthopaedic training is consistently voted the best in the region by our trainees and the hospital campus is also home to the world-renowned Iceni Centre where many of our consultant and visiting faculty run courses on various aspects of laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
Through our Faculty of Education, which is associated to the Universities of Suffolk, Essex and Anglia Ruskin University, we have a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities and specialist courses, as well as leadership development programmes through specialist providers, including the King’s Fund and NHS Elect. The centre also has its own dedicated training facilities.
We want to work with you
If you’re looking to pursue your career in a purpose-built, state of the art facility which focuses on developing the best possible care for orthopaedic patients, we have exciting opportunities available in the following roles:
- health care assistants
- operating department practitioners
- leadership and management
- and many more opportunities
Find out about our opportunities
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