July's Press Releases

31st July 2017

New service closer to home

An idea that a Colchester doctor came up with two years ago has been developed into a new service which will spare 100 patients a year from having to travel to London for tests.

26th July 2017

Public invited to 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.

26th July 2017

New report gives a voice to seldom heard young people in Essex

The latest report from Healthwatch Essex shines a light on the opinions of a group of seldom heard young people.

25th July 2017

Grateful patient gives portrait to chemo unit

A stunning portrait of David Bowie has been donated by an amateur artist to the hospital team in Colchester that has been looking after him for the seven months.

24th July 2017

Team VDubs to present £14k ventilator to Critical Care Unit

The boyfriend and friends of a 45-year-old woman who died in Colchester General Hospital have raised almost £18,000 for the unit that cared for her.

19th July 2017

University and Trust unite on history project

A project is underway to help preserve the history of a popular Colchester hospital in the NHS era.

18th July 2017

Talk to us about Advance Care Planning for end of life

Healthwatch Essex is planning a study on Advance Care Planning (ACP) for end of life in Essex and we would like to hear from you about your experiences and views.

13th July 2017

CCG explores new ways to promote cervical screening awareness

NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking at alternative ways to encourage women to attend cervical screening appointments, following new research from University College London.

11th July 2017

Course to help cancer patients “take control”

A free “Take Control” workshop will be held in Colchester this month to help build the confidence of people who have been through treatment for cancer.

5th July 2017

Tendring Show

For the eighth year running, the NHS will be at the Tendring Show, in a reconfigured 100ft-long marquee!

3rd July 2017

Campaigner returns to unveil "Dementia Care Pledge Tree"

A leading dementia care campaigner returns to Colchester on Thursday (6 July) to unveil a piece of artwork that has been designed to raise awareness of the condition.