July's Press Releases
27th July 2012
Colchester Matron to host a visit by Japanese nurses
A group of eight nurses from Japan will next week (Tues) spend two hours visiting Essex County Hospital.
26th July 2012
"The Blood Runners"
A Colchester-based charity known as "The Blood Runners" has just started to deliver blood free of charge to Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
25th July 2012
£814,000 investment in digital screening units
A total of £814,000 has been invested in three new digital mobile screening units for the Chelmsford & Colchester NHS Breast Screening Service.
20th July 2012
Family fun day for Neonatal Unit
A family fun day is being held at a Colchester pub next month to raise money for the town's neonatal unit.
13th July 2012
Essex Young Farmers muck in for Stroke Unit
A 26-year-old Tollesbury farmer who suffered a massive stroke has presented more than £6,000 to staff from the Colchester hospital unit that cared for him.
12th July 2012
Donor's sister and MPs back National Transplant Week
A Californian whose seven-year-old brother was shot dead by highway robbers will show her support for National Transplant Week at the Tendring Show on Saturday.
11th July 2012
How to reduce the risk of heart disease
Halstead will be the venue this month (25 July) for a free talk about a disease which causes one death every six seconds in the UK.
9th July 2012
Working together to improve services
Colchester's hospitals have shown their commitment to people with a learning disability by giving their backing to Mencap's "Getting it right charter".
9th July 2012
Trust's governors to meet in public
The board of governors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet on Thursday (12 July).
6th July 2012
Colchester surgeon performs pioneering op
A Colchester surgeon has successfully performed what he believes is the first cancer operation of its kind in the UK.
5th July 2012
County Hospital eye specialist nominated for national award
For the second year in a row an eye specialist from Colchester has been nominated for a national award after outstanding patient praise.
4th July 2012
Chance to learn more about diabetes
A diabetologist will give a free public health talk in Colchester later this month (18 July).
3rd July 2012
Diagnostic services are "open all hours"!
More weekend and evening appointments are to be held at Colchester General Hospital for patients who need diagnostic tests.
2nd July 2012
Patients start to benefit from wireless revolution
A trial is taking place at Colchester General Hospital to use wireless technology to track the whereabouts of valuable and potentially lifesaving clinical equipment.