March's Press Releases

31st March 2017

NHS Sets out action to deliver NHS Care fit for the future

The health service has today published the plan setting out how it will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public – cancer, mental health and GP access.

27th March 2017

Trust’s Chief Executive to speak at cancer group

Chief Executive Nick Hulme will be the guest speaker at next week’s (5 April) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

23rd March 2017

Local patient champions scoop two national awards

Dr David Sollis, Engagement Manager at Healthwatch Essex, and Tammy Diles, Head of Patient Experience at Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust, romped to victory at the Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA).

22nd March 2017

New role created to support breast patients

An experienced radiographer has been appointed as the first consultant breast radiographer in Essex.

22nd March 2017

NHS and ECC to collaborate to understand future for important piece of land in Colchester

Essex County Council has reached an agreement with Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust to commission a piece of work to assess a key site’s suitability for future redevelopment.

21st March 2017

Midwives set up support group for bereaved parent

A support group is being set up for parents from north east Essex who have suffered the loss of a baby after 20 weeks of pregnancy, in labour or during the first month of life.

17th March 2017

Walkers step forward for Critical Care Unit

A support group for people who have spent time in intensive care as a patient or relative has presented £1,100 to the Critical Care Unit at Colchester General Hospital.

14th March 2017

Fun run to support Cancer Centre Campaign

The Cancer Centre Campaign is hoping for a £20,000 cash injection from an off-road fun run being held in Nayland this summer.

10th March 2017

Manikin will help health teams to improve care

Teams at Colchester General Hospital have just started to improve their clinical skills by training on a hi-tech £42,725 manikin.

9th March 2017

Surgeon flies in for training in Colchester

A urologist from California has become the first surgeon from the United States to visit Colchester General Hospital to be trained in a modern surgical procedure.

8th March 2017

And now for something completely different!

Places are available on a “Spring Experience Day” in Colchester later this month for people living with a diagnosis of cancer and their family members.

6th March 2017

No Smoking Day launch of tobacco-free hospitals

A senior doctor will on Wednesday (8 March) – national No Smoking Day – unveil a sign to mark Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust’s first day as a tobacco-free organisation.

2nd March 2017

Patient champions shortlisted for national awards

Healthwatch Essex and Colchester Hospital are both up for awards later this month at the Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA).

2nd March 2017

Unveiling of spectacular artwork – The Gift of Life – to celebrate organ donation

A spectacular 20ft long wall mosaic designed to recognise the act of altruism and kindness that is organ donation will be unveiled at Colchester General Hospital next week (7 March).