Hospital inpatient care

Providing support whilst in hospital

Inpatient hospital care for the North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) runs from Colchester General Hospital.  Having an inpatient diabetes team can greatly reduce length  of stay and improve patient care.

The team works for NEEDS and is contracted by the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) to cover all inpatient diabetes care. We ensure all staff across the hospital are educated and kept up to date about diabetes, as well as holding monthly diabetes link nurse meetings and offering university courses for further diabetes education.

Nursing staff will refer all diabetes patients to our teams within 24 hours. If there are any concerns in regards to your diabetes, please ask the nursing staff to contact our team at NEEDS.

For more information, please visit Colchester Hospital

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