April's Press Releases

30th April 2014

Extra cancer surgeon will help to cut waiting times

The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital has appointed an extra surgeon who specialises in urological cancer surgery.

29th April 2014

Relatives room is upgraded

A room in the critical care department at Colchester General Hospital that is used by patients' relatives has been transformed thanks to a £2,300 upgrade.

28th April 2014

Cancer nurse to give talk on hormone therapy

Hormone therapy will be the subject of a talk at the May meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

25th April 2014

£788,000 investment in state-of-the-art theatres

Two laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) operating theatres at Colchester General Hospital will be upgraded this summer in a £788,000 project.

23rd April 2014

1,720 women to be invited for screening

More than 1,700 women from south of Chelmsford will be invited for routine breast screening between now and June.

23rd April 2014

"Listening events" for patients of Colchester Hospital Trust

The Care Quality Commission has announced it is to hold two "listening events" for people to share their experiences of care provided by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

22nd April 2014

Cancer Information Day this Saturday (26 April)

Cancer patients and their families are being invited to a free health and wellbeing drop-in cancer information day taking place on Saturday 26 April.

16th April 2014

Cancer survey of services at Colchester Hospital extended

Healthwatch Essex, has extended the deadline of its cancer survey until the 30th April 2014.

16th April 2014

Lynn Lane

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust announced today that it has appointed Lynn Lane as its interim Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development.

15th April 2014

Governor election results are announced

The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital has announced the results of its election to governor posts.

11th April 2014

Health talks in Coggeshall

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and prostate cancer will be the subjects covered in a free health talks event in Coggeshall later this month (April).

10th April 2014

New service for heart patients from the Harwich area

A new service for Harwich heart patients will begin at the town's community hospital next week (16 April).

8th April 2014

Trust's hospitals are improving, say patients

Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital are improving, according to a national survey of inpatients published today (Tues).

8th April 2014

Course gives HOPE

A free course begins in Colchester this month (April) with the aim of building the confidence of people who have been through treatment for cancer.

7th April 2014

Trust sets out plan for Essex County Hospital

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has announced its intention to transfer all services and departments off the Essex County Hospital site by April 2015.

4th April 2014

Meeting of Trust's Board of Directors

The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (10 April).

4th April 2014

Children inspire trio to run London Marathon

Children have inspired a trio of runners to take part in the London Marathon to raise funds for Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC).

3rd April 2014

Early Easter treat for youngsters on hospital's Children's Unit

An Easter tradition at Colchester's Children's Unit will continue next week (Tues) when representatives from 7 Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) hand over chocolate eggs.

1st April 2014

Key appointments announced by Trust

The appointment of three non-executive directors has been announced today by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.