East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital and community health care services for Colchester, Ipswich and local areas. Formed on 1 July 2018, ESNEFT is the largest NHS organisation in the region.

The trust provides services from Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, Aldeburgh, Clacton, Halstead, Harwich and Felixstowe community hospitals and Bluebird Lodge near Ipswich. They also provide community services in Suffolk and north Essex.

Colchester and Ipswich hospitals have major accident and emergency (A&E) departments.

Time matters

Their philosophy is that time matters. Dealing with health issues can be stressfull, both for the patient and for those who care for them. There is the necessary stress of the health need and the emotional effort of caring.

However, too often the complexity of the health and care system adds unnecessary stress. At the heart of this is time. Time is important to everyone whether as patients, as family or carers, or as staff delivering care.

They will improve services to make every moment count.

They provide healthcare to a population of almost a million people

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust works alongside a multitude of teams in health, social care, voluntary services and other organisations to make care work well for local people whether they are at home or in hospital.

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Living in Essex

Essex is one of the most beautiful counties in the country, and boasts some incredible scenery and attractions. It has a rich cultural history and heritage, and of significant importance in the industrial age. Chelmsford, it’s southern boundary is on the bank of the Thames.

There is some stunning countryside to be found for those who crave a little bit of peace and quiet. Likewise, there are some bustling towns full of shops, restaurants and pubs.