March's Press Releases

31st March 2014

New, improved self-management scheme launched for cancer survivors

The NHS in North East Essex, in partnership with Macmillan cancer charity, is launching a pioneering new service on the 1st April to better support survivors of cancer.

27th March 2014

Chemotherapy patients will benefit from £10k+ donation

A fundraising group set up after the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 is to present a giant cheque for £10,282 to the chemotherapy unit at Colchester General Hospital.

27th March 2014

Nurse appeals for help from the public

A senior infection control nurse this afternoon (Thurs) appealed for anyone who has had diarrhoea or vomiting within the last 48 hours to stay away from hospital.

26th March 2014

Patient voice organisation seeks people's experiences of cancer services at Colchester Hospital

Patients and relatives of people who have been treated for cancer in Colchester are being encouraged to share their experiences of cancer treatment.

24th March 2014

Support for cancer patients and carers

The financial benefits and support available to cancer patients and their carers will be the subject of a talk in Colchester next week (2 April).

18th March 2014

Temporary changes to coastal maternity units

From 17th March at 5pm, on a temporary basis, women booked to give birth at the maternity units at the community hospitals in Clacton and Harwich will be offered a choice of a home birth or delivery at Colchester General Hospital.

17th March 2014

Council of Governors set to meet this week

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Thursday (20th March).

13th March 2014

Afternoon tea to celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week

Afternoon tea will be served to patients on the wards at Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital next week (19 March) to mark Nutrition and Hydration Week.

13th March 2014

Trust to invest £1.5m on extra nurses

The Trust that runs Colchester's hospitals has agreed to invest almost £1.5m on recruiting an additional 31 nurses.

12th March 2014

Progress in most areas, says report

The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital is improving, according to a review published today (Wed).

12th March 2014

Free health talks on menopause and stroke

Menopause and stroke will be the subjects covered in a free health talks event in Colchester later this month (March).

10th March 2014

Equipment will speed up cancer diagnosis

Patients with suspected prostate cancer will be diagnosed quicker thanks to a £25,000 investment in new equipment at Colchester General Hospital.

7th March 2014

On the run for CoHoC

A mother-of-five and an IT worker will soon be running their first half marathon to raise money for Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC).

4th March 2014

Strong performance for the quality of stroke care

The quality of stroke care provided at Colchester General Hospital is in the top two hospital trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

3rd March 2014

Trust gains funds to improve birth settings

The maternity department at Colchester Hospital Trust has been awarded almost £50,000 to improve the birth environment for women and their partners.