This Month's Press Releases

30th May 2017

Second meeting of new support group

A new support group that has been set up for the one in ten women who are affected by endometriosis will meet in Colchester on Saturday (3 June)

26th May 2017

Speaker will dish out dietary advice

A dietitian from Colchester General Hospital will be the guest speaker at next month’s meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

25th May 2017

Midwives on the march for ward improvements

Staff from Colchester General Hospital will next month walk from Lexden Ward to the village of the same name to raise money to fund improvements.

24th May 2017

Clacton is venue for support group meeting

The next meeting of the Addison’s North East Essex Support Group will take place in Clacton early next month.

23rd May 2017

Friends come under fire for hospital charity

“No pain, no gain” is the mantra of two friends at Colchester General Hospital who have completed a second endurance event in support of children with type 1 diabetes.

22nd May 2017

Beat the queues in A&E - the Pharmacist will see you now

Traffic on the roads on bank holidays is challenging and it can be just the same in A&E.

22nd May 2017

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 29th May in Lower Castle Park, Colchester.

17th May 2017

Letter to the Gazette and EADT from Chief Executive

I would like to publicly thank and give credit to all of our staff who have been working hard to recover our hospital systems after the cyber attack.

17th May 2017

Family of Tom Bowdidge to open cancer facilities at hospital

A ceremony will be held next week (23 May) to mark the official opening of facilities funded by a charity set up in memory of an inspirational Colchester teenager.

16th May 2017

Tuesday 16th May 2017 voicemail and answerphone

We are aware that our voicemail and answerphone system is not fully functioning and are working on a solution to this.

15th May 2017


Our staff continue to work very hard to get our hospital systems back up and running, following Friday’s cyber attack.

11th May 2017

Healthcare leaders mark International Nurses Day (12 May) by saying ‘thank you’

The Chief Officer at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, Sam Hepplewhite, has expressed her gratitude on International Nurses Day to the thousands of nurses who work tirelessly for patients across Colchester and Tendring.

8th May 2017

New study lifts the lid on mental health self-care in Essex

To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, (8th-14th May) Healthwatch Essex has launched a new report.

8th May 2017

Helping local couples conceive a baby

People from Colchester and surrounding areas are invited to find out about the wide range of fertility services now available locally at an event next month.

8th May 2017

Baby memorial service to be held in Clacton

A service of remembrance will take place in Tendring next week (16 May) for families who have suffered the loss of a baby at any time during pregnancy or around the time of birth.

5th May 2017

Award given for green travel progress

The progress that Colchester General Hospital is making towards greener travel has been acknowledged with an award.

4th May 2017

Public invited to “Hospital Showcase”

A “Hospital Showcase” will take place later this month (May) to increase public awareness of job and career opportunities at Colchester General Hospital.

3rd May 2017

Trust seeks women’s views on maternity care

Questionnaires are being posted this week to women living in north east Essex to find out what they think about the maternity care they have received.

2nd May 2017

Sit down, close your eyes and think of Hazel!

Radiotherapy patients at Colchester General Hospital will now be able to wait in style thanks to a special chair made and donated in memory of a former patient.