Octobers's Press Releases

31st October 2017

Colchester Santa Fun Run 2017 will be a fun run with bells on!

More than 40 Colchester Institute students will don their Santa suits on Friday (3 Nov) to help launch the Colchester Santa Fun Run 2017.

25th October 2017

Trust board 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.

23rd October 2017

Activity boxes will help tackle boredom

Activity boxes are being distributed to virtually all wards and departments at Colchester General Hospital to give patients an opportunity to alleviate boredom.

23rd October 2017

New campaign in east of England warns that taking antibiotics when you don't need them puts you and your family at risk

It is estimated that at least 5,000 deaths are caused every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections.

20th October 2017

Tips published for people with long term conditions on how to stay well over winter

Clinicians across Colchester and Tendring have published some tips for local people living with long term conditions to stay well over winter.

20th October 2017

Balloon goes up on first anniversary

A "one-stop shop" information service at Colchester General Hospital has celebrated its first anniversary.

17th October 2017

Old soldier praises surgeon's “courage”

A self-confessed “absolute nightmare” of a patient has presented a Colchester surgeon with an unusual gift – a miniature bronze bust of Winston Churchill.

16th October 2017

Trust urges patients to complete survey

A total of 1,250 people who were admitted to Colchester General Hospital in July are about to be asked what they think of the care they received.

13th October 2017

Support for pupils with health conditions

Schools from all over Essex took part in an education day in Colchester designed to help them support children with health conditions.

12th October 2017

Public Health England urges Essex residents to take up the offer of the free flu vaccine

Public Health England and the NHS’s joint Stay Well This Winter campaign launches today in Essex with the national flu vaccination programme now available nationwide to all eligible people, including 198,000 children in the county.

12th October 2017

Members of the public urged to donate sight

Staff at a Colchester hospital are supporting World Sight Day (12 Oct) by asking people in north east Essex to agree to donate their sight and help patients see again.

6th October 2017

Film helps patients to help themselves

Hospital patients in Colchester who have fallen or who are at risk of falling are being shown a special film made by a multidisciplinary team of staff.

3rd October 2017

Improving the care of patients with diabetes

Colchester General Hospital is taking part in a national campaign to raise awareness of a complication usually associated with people who have diabetes.

3rd October 2017

Chemotherapy in the Community Week Keeps the Wheels Turning in East Essex

Celebrating its fourth annual campaign, cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow will bring the East Essex Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU) to the Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, on Monday 9 October from 9am to 3pm.

2nd October 2017

Clinicians urge smokers to stub out smoking this Stoptober

Clinicians across north east Essex say there are strong health and financial benefits to stop smoking.