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Colchester and Ipswich Partnership

Ipswich and Colchester hospitals have formed a partnership to look at how we can deliver better, safer services and new opportunities for our staff by working together.

Our hospitals are a similar size and share an ambition to provide excellent services for patients in the future. This website will keep you up to date with the latest news from our partnership and explain how you can get involved in shaping the future of healthcare services in our area.

Why work together?


While both trusts are working hard to maximise opportunities and address challenges, we believe we are much better equipped to tackle them in partnership. By working together, we can enhance our services and ensure both organisations get the best of what the other can offer, improving quality of care for the patients we serve.

RIGHT PEOPLE, RIGHT SKILLS

We can develop very highly trained staff by sharing our education facilities and offering new roles

RIGHT CARE, RIGHT PLACE

Patients will get the right care in the right place provided by the right person

QUALITY LOCAL SERVICES

By developing centres of excellence we can provide better quality care using a wider range of experts

24/7 RESILIENCE

Working round the clock and at weekends we will be able to provide care when it is needed

RIGHT PROCESSES

Extending common governance and sharing information means everyone will get the same high quality treatment

SCALE

Purchasing items and sharing investment means we can spend money on what really matters to patients

BEST VALUE FOR MONEY

We can share resources such as staff, equipment or space

ACCESS

We can improve access to care helping us to meet patient demand

CHALLENGES

By working together we can overcome local and national challenges

Let us know.

We want to know your thoughts and comments.