At East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) we provide 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.
We provide services from Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, Aldeburgh, Clacton, Halstead, Harwich and Felixstowe community hospitals and Bluebird Lodge near Ipswich. We also provide community services in Suffolk.
Colchester and Ipswich hospitals have major accident and emergency (A&E) departments. Please click here for a full list of our services.
What we stand for
Our mission is: to continue to meet the principles of the NHS identified in 1948, that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of ability to pay.
Our vision is: to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for east Suffolk and north Essex.
Our aims are to see patients at the right time, attract and retain the best staff, and provide the latest services locally.
Our philosophy is that time matters – we will remove or improve the things we do that cause unnecessary stress or frustration for our patients, their families and carers and our staff.