May's Press Releases

27th May 2016

Get stuck in... Volunteer!

People interested in hospital voluntary work in Colchester are being given two opportunities to find out more during national Volunteers' Week early next month.

26th May 2016

Sing your way to better health!

Free "Singing for Lung Health" classes are being set up at Colchester General Hospital for people who suffer from breathlessness.

25th May 2016

Away for the bank holiday?

We all look forward to holidays. But when you're planning a trip you can sometimes forget some of the most essential things such as your prescribed medicines.

24th May 2016

Change in Practice

From the 1st July 2016 there will be a change in practice regarding supply of paracetamol and ibuprofen on discharge.

24th May 2016

40 Years a Nurse

A nurse who set up and managed the outpatient chemotherapy service in Colchester retires this week after 40 years in nursing.

23rd May 2016

Meeting of Trust's board of directors

The board of directors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (26 May).

23rd May 2016

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 30th May 2016 in Lower Castle Park, Colchester.

20th May 2016

Trio of speakers at cancer meeting

Physiotherapy and continence will be among the subjects covered by guest speakers at next month's (June) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

19th May 2016

Wanted: volunteers to keep patients company

An appeal is being made for volunteers to become companions to patients at Colchester General Hospital who may be experiencing loneliness.

18th May 2016

Knitters invited to help patients with dementia

Sensory bands - sometimes called "twiddle muffs" - are being distributed to all adult wards at Colchester General Hospital during Dementia Awareness Week.

17th May 2016

Consultant support introduced across north east Essex shortlisted for national award

An innovative service introduced by North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), that has saved local patients needless hospital journeys, has been nominated as a finalist in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2016.

17th May 2016

Trust announces new Chair and Chief Executive

The Chairman and Chief Executive of our Trust today announced they were leaving the organisation.

13th May 2016

Grandmother's life is transformed by research

A grandmother told a conference in Colchester held to promote and celebrate research in the NHS how taking part in a clinical trial had "transformed" her life.

12th May 2016

Cancer User Group's plea for new members

A plea was made today by Colchester's Macmillan Head of Cancer Nursing for more people to join the Cancer User Group at Colchester Hospital Trust.

12th May 2016

Today is International Nurses Day!

To help celebrate Florence Nightingale's birthday we have published some new photos.

11th May 2016

New equipment boost for mothers and babies

The NHS trust that provides maternity services in north east Essex has bought £44,000 of new equipment after successfully applying for government cash.

10th May 2016

Children's classics are just what the doctor ordered!

VIP visitors Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood and Pinocchio will visit the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital on Thursday (12 May).

9th May 2016

Baby Remembrance Service

A service of remembrance will take place in Tendring next week (17 May) for families who have suffered the loss of a baby at any time during pregnancy or around the time of birth.

6th May 2016

Clinicians seek views on Vision Training Clinic

People across Colchester and Tendring are being asked by the CCG for their views on the Vision Training Clinic.

4th May 2016

Chance for the public and hospital staff to have their say on artwork project

Patients, visitors and staff at Colchester General Hospital will later this week (Fri) have a chance to influence an artwork being created to celebrate organ donation.

3rd May 2016

Meeting of Trust's Council of Governors

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Thursday (5 May).