November's Press Releases

30th November 2017

"Knitting Nannas" to meet some of the many babies they help

About 40 “knitting nannas” who make hats, clothes and blankets for newborn babies will next month (Dec) meet some of the babies who benefit from their handiwork.

29th November 2017

Look out for vulnerable and elderly people as cold snap bites

As the Met Office issues a cold weather warning for the next week, clinicians across north east Essex are encouraging people to look out for their elderly and vulnerable neighbours or relatives.

29th November 2017

Plans revealed for Essex County Hospital site

Stunning aerial picture reveals ambitious plans to restore and redevelop Essex County Hospital into more than 100 homes once health services relocate to a £6.4m centre next year.

28th November 2017

Extra support for breastfeeding mums

Seven mums have just started in a new voluntary role at Colchester General Hospital to support and encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies.

20th November 2017

Major expansion of Colchester health campus as £6.4m redevelopment begins

Acute hospital services in Colchester will be brought together on the same site for the first time next year with the opening of a £6.4m development.

16th November 2017

Come and join the “CHUFT Blanketeers”!

A Colchester ward sister is setting up a group of volunteers to make blankets for patients who are nearing the end of their lives and also to reduce loneliness.

14th November 2017

Clinicians launch campaign to raise awareness of diabetes

Clinicians across Suffolk and north east Essex are launching a campaign in order to improve awareness of diabetes.

13th November 2017

Clinicians visit communities to spread self care advice

A team of clinicians and staff from North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be out and about this week sharing tips with local people on how they can further support themselves to stay well this winter.

10th November 2017

Trust governors to meet in public

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet next week (Thurs 16th Nov).

9th November 2017

Helping local couples conceive a baby

People from Colchester and the surrounding areas are invited to find out about the wide range of fertility services now available locally at an event this month.

2nd November 2017

Hospital staff praised as improvements in patient care are confirmed by the Care Quality Commission

Staff at Colchester Hospital have been congratulated today after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced that they have significantly improved the care they are providing.

2nd November 2017

Tom Bowdidge Foundation’s £50,000 gift to cancer appeal

The parents of inspirational teenager Tom Bowdidge will next week visit Colchester General Hospital to present a £50,000 cheque to the Cancer Centre Campaign.