April's Press Releases

28th April 2016

Focus will remain on improving quality

The Trust will continue to focus on improving patient care and quality, our Chief Executive pledged today.

27th April 2016

Ceramic artist at Firstsite to spread the word about organ donation art project

Mosaic artist Anne Schwegmann-Fielding will be at Firstsite on Saturday (30th April) to talk about an artwork to celebrate organ donation that will be installed at Colchester General Hospital later this year.

25th April 2016

Trust apologises to patients affected by impending strike

We are working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by the industrial action this week, but some services will need to change and some are likely to be busier than usual.

25th April 2016

Talk will be called "Your Stay In Hospital"

A specialist nurse will be the guest speaker at next month's (May) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

22nd April 2016

Top marks for catering team

Colchester General Hospital has been awarded top marks in the Food Standards Agency's national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

21st April 2016

Self-help course for cancer carers

A free self-help workshop for people who are caring for someone with cancer is being held in Colchester early next month (3 May).

20th April 2016

Jan takes over key organ donation role

A new Chair has been appointed to lead the Organ Donation Committee at the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital.

19th April 2016

Children in Colchester are doing it for themselves!

Two primary school children will tomorrow (Wed) visit the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital to help present £500 raised by their school house.

18th April 2016

Colchester leads the way in patient safety

Guidelines developed in Colchester to reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening blood clots are being adopted in all of Essex - and beyond.

14th April 2016

The Gift of Life

Over the next few months an exciting new piece of public art will be installed at Colchester General Hospital.

13th April 2016

Stroke service goes from strength to strength

A service aimed at helping people who suffer a stroke in north east Essex recover more quickly in their own home is winning plaudits as it continues to expand its service.

13th April 2016

Reaching new heights for hospitals' charity

Four friends will next month take part in the Lake District Triathlon to raise money for ChuftkidZ and the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital where they work.

6th April 2016

Enhanced non-emergency patient transport service goes live

An enhanced non-emergency patient transport service, which is available 24/7 and has paramedics on board, has been introduced across Colchester and Tendring.

6th April 2016

Public reminded to use A&E "wisely"

The most senior doctor at Colchester General Hospital today (Tues) reminded the public to use its Emergency Department (A&E) "wisely".

4th April 2016

Patients will benefit from new partnership

A key joint appointment has been made to support patients by offering more opportunities for volunteers at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

1st April 2016

North east Essex leading the way on delivering integrated care closer to home

One of the country's largest community-based healthcare contracts, valued at £237 million, will be launched across north east Essex on April 1 by Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE).