September's Press Releases

29th September 2014

New diagnostic service launched in Colchester

A 61-year-old Thorpe-le-Soken grandfather has become the first patient to benefit from a new diagnostic service at Colchester General Hospital following an investment of £132,000.

25th September 2014

Island Bake Off event in support of Neonatal Unit

A veterinary surgeon whose son died 13 hours after he was born is helping to organise "The Great Mersea Island Bake Off" in aid of Colchester's Neonatal Unit.

24th September 2014

Home country honour for Colchester surgeon

A Colchester surgeon has visited the country of his birth to receive the highest honour awarded by The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka.

22nd September 2014

Talk will be about new £25m radiotherapy centre

The £25m radiotherapy centre at Colchester General Hospital will be the subject of a talk at next week's meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

19th September 2014

Helping with the "journey of loss"

A service of remembrance will take place in Colchester for families who have suffered the loss of a baby at any time during pregnancy or around the time of birth.

16th September 2014

New approach to end of life care

A new approach to supporting dying people in the last few days of life - as well as their families and carers - is this month (Sept) being implemented across north east Essex.

15th September 2014

835,000 - and rising

Specialist nurses will next week (24th Sept) give a free health talk at Clare Town Hall about dementia.

15th September 2014

Football legend Terry Butcher to visit Neonatal Unit

England and Ipswich Town football legend Terry Butcher will visit Colchester's Neonatal Unit on Friday (19th) to hand over £1,150 on behalf of a die-hard Blues fan.

12th September 2014

Public invited to meeting of Trust's directors

The board of directors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Wednesday (17 Sept).

12th September 2014

Announcement about the post of Trust Chair

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has decided to re-advertise the post of Trust Board Chair.

11th September 2014

Quiz night to raise funds for cancer patients

A quiz night is being held next week (20th Sept) to raise funds for Colchester Breast Unit and a cancer charity.

4th September 2014

PYO initiative proves fruitful for cancer fund

Patients with prostate cancer will once again benefit from an unusual fundraising initiative held at a Colchester pick your own (PYO) plum orchard.

4th September 2014

Life After Breast Cancer tea party 2014

Places are available at a tea party being held in Colchester next month (Oct) to celebrate improving breast cancer survival rates.

2nd September 2014

Twins and triplets expected at Neonatal Unit's party

About 100 babies and toddlers - including six sets of twins and one set of triplets - are expected at a party being held in Great Bentley Village Hall on Saturday (6th Sept).