January's Press Releases

26th January 2016

Colchester Refugee Aid to support refugees in Lesbos

A surgeon, physiotherapist, two GPs and practice nurse from north east Essex will head to the Greek island of Lesbos next month (Feb) to help refugees.

25th January 2016

Public invited to first board meeting of 2016

The board of directors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public this week.

22nd January 2016

Head of Cancer Nursing explains role of Macmillan

A senior cancer nurse will be the guest speaker at next month's meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

20th January 2016

Elderly reminded of risks of cold weather

The most senior hospital doctor in Colchester is urging elderly and vulnerable people to take steps to ensure they stay well and safe in the current cold snap.

19th January 2016

Have your say on health and social care across north east Essex

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are inviting local people to attend one of two engagement events.

19th January 2016

New chief executive's pledge to improve care

The new permanent chief executive of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust said he was disappointed with today's (Tues) CQC reports which found aspects of the Trust's services inadequate.

19th January 2016

A statement from Trust's Council of Governors

We are disappointed that the latest reports do not reflect the positive and significant improvements already made at the Trust since 2013.

15th January 2016

Ceremony marks the end of a £1.5m investment in scanners

Two new state-of-the-art CT scanners will be officially opened at Colchester General Hospital next week (Wed) following an investment of £1.5m.

14th January 2016

Healthwatch Essex launches "TripAdvisor" service for health and care

Essex residents will now have the chance to review the quality of the health and care they receive, thanks to a "TripAdvisor"-style feedback service launched by Healthwatch Essex today.

13th January 2016

Scientist uses her skills as a volunteer in Africa

A second biomedical scientist has returned to work in Colchester after working as a volunteer in response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

11th January 2016

Allison aims to be a "chaplain to all"

A former legal assistant who spent the first 58 years of her life in Canada has been appointed to lead the chaplaincy service provided by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

7th January 2016

Proposed industrial action by junior doctors

Hospital staff in Colchester were today (Thurs) phoning patients whose routine operation may have to be postponed because of industrial action next week.

5th January 2016

New help point to open for patients, relatives and carers

A new help point for patients, relatives and carers will go into service this week (Thurs) in the main entrance of Colchester General Hospital.