June's Press Releases

26th June 2015

Breast screening to begin at Freeport

Routine breast screening will start on Monday (29th June) for almost 13,000 women living in the Bocking, Braintree and Coggeshall areas.

24th June 2015

£610,000 wards upgrade programme is on schedule

A 15-week £610,000 programme to upgrade three wards at Colchester General Hospital is on schedule for completion next month.

22nd June 2015

Food samples to try at cancer group meeting

Dietitian Hayley Cole will be the guest speaker at next week's (1 July) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

22nd June 2015

Cancer Centre Campaign awarded £100,000 grant

The Cancer Centre Campaign to raise £4.5m to create an integrated cancer centre at Colchester General Hospital has been awarded £100,000.

19th June 2015

Public invited to Trust board meeting

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

17th June 2015

Breast screening begins today

Routine breast screening starts today (Wed) for more than 700 women living in the Lexden area of Colchester.

15th June 2015

Dispensary project benefits outpatients

A new outpatient dispensary has just opened at Colchester General Hospital following completion of a £125,000 project.

12th June 2015

Marathon runners land a blow for Cancer Centre Campaign

Two runners who completed this year's London Marathon will visit Colchester General Hospital next week to give the Cancer Centre Campaign a £861 boost.

8th June 2015

Opening ceremonies for hospital's walking gardens

Opening ceremonies will take place at Colchester General Hospital on Wednesday (10th) to mark the completion of a £59,000 scheme to create two walking gardens.

8th June 2015

Giving teenagers a taste of medicine

Sixth-formers wanting to become doctors will be able to try their hands at keyhole surgery skills during a medical careers day in Colchester later this month (June).

4th June 2015

Process to recruit a substantive Chief Executive for Trust

The process to recruit a permanent Chief Executive is proceeding and the advert has appeared on the Odgers Berndtson website.

4th June 2015

Patients return for first anniversary of radiotherapy centre

A tea party will be held tomorrow (Friday 5th) to celebrate the first anniversary of the £25m radiotherapy centre which serves the 700,000 population of north and mid Essex.

3rd June 2015

Courtyard transformed into a new waiting area

A courtyard has been transformed into a new reception and waiting area for the main outpatient department at Colchester General Hospital.

2nd June 2015

Some like it tough!

Coggeshall engineer Richard Barnett is a glutton for punishment - but all for a good cause!