November's Press Releases

30th November 2015

Exemplar ward programme | Safer 3-4-3

The Exemplar ward programme - also known as the Safer 3-4-3 programme - which started last month at Colchester General Hospital, has developed swiftly over the past few weeks.

27th November 2015

Donations will mean that Vicky, 25, will never be forgotten

The mother of a 25-year-old woman who died as a result of cervical cancer will on Monday (30th Nov) present almost £2,000 to staff on Colchester's chemotherapy unit.

24th November 2015

Cancer support group's final meeting of the year

The North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group will meet in Colchester next week (2 Dec) for the last time in 2015.

23rd November 2015

Running in memory of Karen

"If Karen can do it, so can I" is the attitude Kevin Millard is hoping will help him complete the 5km route of the 2015 Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC) Santa Fun Run.

20th November 2015

Public invited to last board meeting of 2015

The board of directors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public next week.

18th November 2015

It's World COPD Day. It's not too late to get your flu jab

World COPD Day (18 Nov) is a good reminder about the importance of having the flu jab if you live with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

16th November 2015

Patients with breast cancer benefit from new technique

Colchester General Hospital has become the first hospital in Essex to provide a new radiotherapy technique for patients with breast cancer.

12th November 2015

Public invited to meeting of Trust's governors

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet next week.

12th November 2015

Prevent the spread of germs with good hand hygiene

The trust that runs Colchester General Hospital is encouraging everyone, particularly visitors to hospitals and care homes, to adopt good hand hygiene this winter.

11th November 2015

Trust invests £90,000 in cardiac equipment

A total of £90,000 has been invested in state-of-the-art equipment to monitor patients and keep them safe during heart procedures at Colchester General Hospital.

10th November 2015

"Mr Halstead" inspires donation of £2.8k to cancer campaign

Almost £3,000 donated in support of a popular marathon runner known as "Mr Halstead" will on Thursday (12 Nov) be presented to the Cancer Centre Campaign.

9th November 2015

New role to encourage staff to raise concerns

A staff governor has been appointed by the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital to be its first "Freedom To Speak Up Guardian".

4th November 2015

Trust encourages all staff to have flu jab

The Trust which runs Colchester General Hospital is encouraging all health staff to get vaccinated against flu to cut the risk of it spreading to patients and colleagues this winter.

3rd November 2015

Workshop aims to help cancer patients

A pilot scheme will take place this month which could pave the way for free workshops at Colchester General Hospital for patients newly diagnosed with cancer.

2nd November 2015

Trust pioneers new role for pharmacists

Hospitals from across the country are showing interest in a new pioneering role for pharmacists which is currently being piloted at Colchester General Hospital.

1st November 2015

New Emotional wellbeing and mental health service is now live

From 1 November 2015, all Children's and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) will be called Emotional wellbeing and mental health service (EWMHS).