December's Press Releases

31st December 2015

2016 - The Year of the Breast Screening Unit!

A mobile breast screening unit will from next month (Jan) become a permanent feature of Clacton Hospital until early 2017.

30th December 2015

Panto stars to bring curtain down on hospital's festive season

Cast members from the Aladdin pantomime at Colchester's Mercury Theatre will next week (6th January) visit the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital.

18th December 2015

Small changes, big differences

Our Trust was one of three chosen to be part of a Royal College of Nursing film that premiered at the Chief Nurse Officers summit in December.

18th December 2015

Eddie the Eagle and U's players drop in for Christmas visit

Colchester United FC will make their traditional Christmas visit to the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital on Tuesday (22 Dec).

18th December 2015

Take simple steps to prevent falls this winter

The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital is urging people to make sure they have a safe and happy Christmas by taking extra care at home and outside to avoid slips, trips and falls.

17th December 2015

Out of Africa - scientist returns to Colchester lab!

A biomedical scientist has returned to Colchester after spending five weeks working as a volunteer in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

11th December 2015

Pop-up panto to be performed on hospital's Children's Ward

Four actors will next week (17th Dec) perform a pop-up pantomime on the Children's Ward at Colchester General Hospital for patients, their families and staff.

8th December 2015

National recognition for Retinal Suite Co-ordinator

An associate practitioner at Essex County Hospital has been highly commended in a national competition to recognise and celebrate outstanding work in ophthalmology in the UK.

8th December 2015

Solicitors ensure elderly patients don't miss out this Xmas

Forty-two Christmas presents destined for elderly patients will be presented to nurses at Colchester General Hospital on Thursday afternoon (10th).

7th December 2015

International footballers in Xmas visit to Children's Unit

Two football internationals will be among four footballers from Ipswich Town paying the club's traditional Christmas visit to the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital on Thursday (10 Dec).

2nd December 2015

Biker Santa to deliver presents to patients - young and old!

A convoy of up to 50 scooter riders and bikers - including Father Christmas - will ride to Colchester General Hospital on Saturday (5th Dec) to deliver presents for child and adult patients.