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Public engagement to move some planned orthopaedic operations from West Suffolk Hospital to Colchester is now live

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is planning to move around 1,500 planned orthopaedic operations (such as hip, knee, foot and ankle surgery) for people aged 18 and over, each year from West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds to a new, state-of-the-art centre called Essex and Suffolk Elective Orthopaedic Centre (ESEOC). ESEOC is on the Colchester Hospital site in Essex and will be opening later this year.

A public engagement is running from 20 May until 30 June 2024. During this time, people in Suffolk and north east Essex will be asked what they think of the plans. You can provide your feedback by completing a survey which is being hosted by Healthwatch Suffolk.

A number of drop-in sessions and virtual events will be held over this period. These sessions will provide an opportunity for local people to see stands and speak to clinicians and NHS representatives about the proposals.

To find out more about the events as well as how to complete the survey, please visit:

Essex and Suffolk Elective Orthopaedic Centre public engagement 2024 - NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB

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