May's Press Releases

29th May 2015

Dengie peninsula breast screening about to begin

Routine breast screening will start on Monday (1st June) for almost 4,500 women living on the Dengie peninsula.

28th May 2015

Essex County Hospital Open Day

An open day will be held at Essex County Hospital next month to celebrate almost 200 years of health care on the Lexden Road site.

27th May 2015

Surgeons from China visit The ICENI Centre to sign training agreement

A six-strong delegation from China will tomorrow (28th) visit The ICENI Centre at Colchester General Hospital to sign a training agreement.

26th May 2015

Chemotherapy - second time lucky!

A talk about chemotherapy will be given at next week's meeting (3 June) of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

22nd May 2015

Meeting of Trust's board

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

22nd May 2015

Mother returns to maternity unit to help present a cool cot

A mother who lost a baby 36 weeks into her pregnancy will make a poignant return to Colchester General Hospital next week for the presentation of specialist equipment.

21st May 2015

1,883 women to be invited for screening

Almost 2,000 women living near Chelmsford will be invited for routine breast screening which will take place between mid-June and the end of the year.

20th May 2015

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week was marked in Colchester with an event aimed at getting people to talk about dying, death and bereavement and to make plans for their end of life.

19th May 2015

Hospital Radio hopes for bumper bank holiday crowds

Final preparations are underway for this year's Hospital Radio Colchester Fun Day, which takes place on Monday 25th May 2015 in Lower Castle Park, Colchester.

19th May 2015

Physiotherapy Open Day - Come and join us!

We are a large friendly, forward thinking and very supportive team with a wealth of experience.

19th May 2015

Library will focus on World Orthoptic Day

Free 3D eye tests and "eyeball chocolates" will be available at Colchester Library on Monday 1 June as part of a celebration of World Orthoptic Day.

18th May 2015

A spoonful of storytelling helps the medicine go down

This spring, Starlight Children's Foundation will bring a big dose of sunshine to poorly children at Colchester General Hospital.

14th May 2015

Kerry closes in on fundraising milestone

Runner Kerry Borg needs just another £76 of sponsorship before she achieves £2,000 of fundraising for the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital.

11th May 2015

Baby remembrance service

A service of remembrance will take place in Tendring next week (19 May) for families who have suffered the loss of a baby at any time during pregnancy or around the time of birth.

7th May 2015

Meeting of hospital governors in public

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Tuesday (12 May).

6th May 2015

Caring with pride

A conference is being held next week (Tues) to celebrate the contribution that nurses and midwives employed by Colchester's NHS hospital trust make to society.

5th May 2015

New orthopaedic service introduced in Colchester

A new type of surgery has been introduced at Colchester General Hospital to treat patients with hip pain and to help them regain an active lifestyle.

1st May 2015

Open afternoon to celebrate £1.2m maternity unit upgrade

An open afternoon will be held later this month to celebrate the completion of a £1.2m package of improvements to the maternity unit at Colchester General Hospital.