June's Press Releases

29th June 2017

Better care results in fewer cardiac arrests

The number of patients who suffer a cardiac arrest while an inpatient at Colchester General Hospital has fallen by 24%, new figures show.

28th June 2017

CCG decides to introduce a minor injury service across north east Essex

The Board of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has agreed to introduce a new minor injury service across Colchester and Tendring.

26th June 2017

Cancer doctor to be guest speaker

A cancer doctor at Colchester General Hospital will be the guest speaker at next week’s meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

21st June 2017

New eye equipment improves care provided to Colchester patients

Equipment provided by Bayer, a healthcare company, has improved the running of clinics and the care provided to patients in Colchester.

21st June 2017

Trust directors to meet in public

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

21st June 2017

Students' idea results in service improvement

Stroke patients are benefiting from an idea that two occupational therapy students came up with during a placement at Colchester General Hospital.

20th June 2017

Patients and public welcome to attend the CCG's Board and Annual General Meetings

Patients and the public across Colchester and Tendring are welcome to attend the CCG Board meeting and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

20th June 2017

CCG appoints Dr Hasan Chowhan as its new clinical chair

Colchester GP, Dr Hasan Chowhan, has been appointed as the new clinical chair of North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

19th June 2017

New Healthwatch Chief Executive to take up post in August

Healthwatch Essex – the independent charity that listens to and represents the voice of users of health and social care in Essex – is pleased to announce Dr David Sollis will be our new Chief Executive.

19th June 2017

Visiting hours at Colchester General Hospital during heatwave

With the hot and humid conditions likely to continue across north east Essex for the next few days, staff at Colchester General Hospital are asking people not to visit inpatients until the evening.

16th June 2017

‘Females of the Future’ campaign aims to improve uptake of cervical screening by 25-29 years olds in Essex

Young women in Essex are putting themselves at risk with their lack of knowledge about cervical screening (smear tests), research has revealed.

16th June 2017

New dermatology service will be community based

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have said the new dermatology service, due to be launched next month, will be largely community based, making it easier for patients to access services.

16th June 2017

Clinicians urge people to stay safe and well during expected heatwave

A heatwave warning has been announced for Essex, leading to advice from health experts to help residents across Colchester and Tendring stay safe and well.

16th June 2017

Essex patient support group celebrates its 10th anniversary

The annual meeting of the Essex Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET) Patient Support Group will take place later this month (June).

13th June 2017

Careers event to find the doctors of the future

Forty-nine aspiring doctors from seven schools in Essex and Suffolk will later this month spend a day at Colchester General Hospital learning more about careers in medicine.

9th June 2017

Hospital trust announces results of governor elections

Today we announce the results of our election to governor posts on the Trust's Council of Governors.

9th June 2017

Event to raise funds for Maternity Garden appeal

A free "Pregnancy and Baby Information Evening" will be held later this month to raise funds for a "Maternity Garden" at Colchester General Hospital.

8th June 2017

Council of Governors to meet in public next week

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Thursday (15 June).

8th June 2017

£20,000 grant boost for Time Garden Appeal

A £160,000 appeal to develop a special garden at Colchester General Hospital has passed the halfway mark, thanks to a £20,000 donation from a Colchester charity.

7th June 2017

New figures show Colchester's progress in offering patients trials for blood cancer

Colchester recruited more patients into trials for blood cancer treatments than neighbouring hospitals in Essex last year as its haematology service continues to support the search for new treatments for many life-threatening diseases.

5th June 2017

Chance to learn more about IBD

A meeting for people with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) will be held in Colchester next week (17 June)