October's Press Releases

30th October 2014

Opening of new ward at Colchester General Hospital

A new ward which will be used mainly by cancer patients has opened at Colchester General Hospital following a 13-week, £1.3m refurbishment.

28th October 2014

A better hospital experience for all

Colchester Hospital Trust is taking part in a campaign to help people with a learning disability or autism to have a better patient experience.

27th October 2014

Death of Professor Christine Temple, former Non-Executive Director of the Trust

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Professor Christine Temple (pictured), at St Helena Hospice in Colchester on 22 October.

24th October 2014

Hospital staff launch Colchester's Santa Fun Run 2014

Organisers are hoping for a record turn-out at Colchester Hospital Charity's (CoHoC) fifth Santa Fun Run in December.

24th October 2014

National interest in Throne Project

Organisers of a national conference have invited a nurse to speak about a successful scheme in Colchester to reduce patient falls in hospital toilets and bathrooms.

24th October 2014

Surgeon to be guest speaker

Surgeon Mr Rowan Casey will be the guest speaker at next month's (Nov) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

22nd October 2014

Shining a light on Colchester's expertise

Colchester General Hospital has become only the third UK hospital to trial a state-of-the-art laser used in urological surgery.

21st October 2014

Come on in - Clacton Maternity Unit is lovely!

An open day will be held in the Maternity Unit at Clacton Hospital on Friday 31 October to increase public awareness of the wide range of services it provides.

20th October 2014

Patient views vital to drive service improvements

Questionnaires will today (Mon) be posted to 850 patients who have recently been treated at either Colchester General Hospital or Essex County Hospital.

17th October 2014

Bishop of Colchester to dedicate new hospital chapel

The Bishop of Colchester will dedicate and bless a new chapel during a three-hour visit to Colchester General Hospital next week.

16th October 2014

Trust establishes an eye "one-stop shop"

A retinal suite has been created and two nurse specialists appointed in a major investment in hospital eye services in Colchester.

15th October 2014

Healthwatch Essex report

Below is the Trust's response to the Healthwatch Essex report on patient and carer experience of cancer services in Colchester which has been published today.

14th October 2014

Have Your Say on the future of Maternity Services

The NHS in North East Essex is seeking views from the public about the future of maternity services in a public consultation that runs from October 15 to December 10.

10th October 2014

Meeting in public of Trust's board

The board of directors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (16 Oct).

6th October 2014

Extra support for mums-to-be

A new programme has been introduced across north east Essex which it is hoped will result in fewer stillbirths.

2nd October 2014

Hospital opens £455,000 Surgical Assessment Unit

A new unit has opened at Colchester General Hospital to speed up the assessment and treatment of patients who may need surgery.