From Tuesday 19 January, GPs will be able to call a specialist consultant directly for urgent advice about the need to admit a patient to hospital
This is in addition to what is currently already available at both hospitals to manage admissions.
The additional service will be available at both Colchester and Ipswich hospitals.
- North East Essex – call Colchester Hospital on 01206 747 372 View this guide to see details by specialty
- Ipswich and East Suffolk* – call Ipswich Hospital on 01473 703 950 For more detail please refer to the Catalogue of Services that was distributed to GPs last week.
You will be put through to switchboard. Please let the switchboard colleague know that you are a GP and are ringing for consultant advice. The colleague will then put you through to the relevant senior clinician.
Thank you all for your continued support as we face these challenging times together.