This month's Press Releases
30th January 2009
Colchester surgeons chosen to help deliver NTP
Colchester General Hospital has been chosen by the Government to help deliver an important national training programme for surgeons.
29th January 2009
Chelmsford women to be invited for breast screening
Letters are being sent out to the first of almost 8,000 Chelmsford women who will be invited for breast screening in the town over the next 14 months.
28th January 2009
Free Odeon vouchers if you get tested for Chlamydia
NHS North East Essex (our local primary care trust) have asked us to help them spread the word about a health condition that rarely causes symptoms but can lead to high rates of pelvic infections and subsequent infertility - namely, Chlamydia.
26th January 2009
Talk on hormone therapy at prostate cancer group meeting
A specialist cancer nurse will be the guest speaker when North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group meets next week (4 Feb).
26th January 2009
Grateful father becomes Trust's 4,000th public member
The grateful father of a Colchester boy who is in remission from cancer has become the 4,000th public member of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
21st January 2009
First NHS Constitution Launched
A historic signing ceremony to mark the launch of the NHS Constitution for England took place at Downing Street today.
20th January 2009
Trust scores top marks for hygiene
An independent report published today (Tues) gives Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust top marks for hygiene.
14th January 2009
Chaplain's appeal for volunteers to support patients and NHS staff
Volunteers are needed to support patients and health staff at three NHS organisations in north east Essex.
13th January 2009
So much more to hospital pharmacy than white coats and dispensing!
The work of the 100+ pharmacy team at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will be the focus of the first health talk of 2009, which is free of charge and open to members of the public.
7th January 2009
Colchester Medical Professional to serve at hospital in Malawi
CURE International, the largest provider of paediatric specialty surgical care in the developing world, announced today that Colchester, Essex, anaesthetist, Dr Roy Miller, has joined the organization to serve at the Beit CURE International Hospital of Malawi as consultant anaesthetist.
6th January 2009
Members' Council to meet for the first time in Halstead
A key meeting of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital is to be held in public in Halstead for the first time.
5th January 2009
Trust leads the way on patient safety
Hospitals in Colchester have been awarded "exemplar centre" status by the Government for their work to protect patients from potentially fatal hospital acquired blood clots.
2nd January 2009
NHS East of England Chief becomes a Knight
Chief Executive of the Strategic Health Authority knighted in Queen's New Year's Honours' List.