December's Press Releases

29th December 2017

Local health and care services under significant pressure

Health and care services across north east Essex are currently experiencing significant pressure, with unprecedented levels of demand for Accident and Emergency (A&E) and GP services.

27th December 2017

Help us keep our hospital safe this winter

Visitors are being urged to stay away from Colchester General Hospital if they have shown symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting to help staff keep the wards safe and free from highly-contagious illness over the winter.

27th December 2017

New procedure offers faster relief from prostate problems

Patients with prostate problems can now receive fast, effective treatment after Colchester Hospital began offering a new, less-invasive alternative to major surgery.

21st December 2017

Addison's support group set to meet

People with Addison's disease are being invited to find out more about sick day rules for patients by attending the next meeting of the North East Essex Support Group.

20th December 2017

Colchester United footballers pay Christmas visit to Children’s Unit

Colchester United FC players came and visited our patients on the children's ward yesterday and had a great time.

18th December 2017

Colchester United footballers to pay Christmas visit to Children’s Unit

Footballers from Colchester United Football Club will pay their traditional Christmas visit to the Children’s Unit at Colchester General Hospital on Tuesday, 19 December.

15th December 2017

"Knitting Nannas" make hospital visit

About 40 "knitting nannas" met some of the newborn babies that benefit from their handiwork, at our hospital.

15th December 2017

Starlight Children's Foundation perform Cinderella

The Starlight Children's Foundation sparkled some Christmas magic on our hospital on Wednesday afternoon as they performed their very special version of Cinderella for patients on the children's ward.

14th December 2017

Ipswich Town’s players make hospital visit

Ipswich Town’s players took a break from their festive schedule to deliver some Christmas cheer to patients on our children’s ward today (Thursday afternoon).

12th December 2017

Admissions will rise as temperatures drop: Please, only go out in severe weather if necessary

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging people to continue to take extra care with further sleet, ice and freezing temperatures.

11th December 2017

A message from your local healthcare provider

Common sense precautions should be followed to maximise the chances of you and your family enjoying a healthy Christmas and New Year and coping with the worst that winter may throw at us.

6th December 2017

Colchester Children's Charity donate saturation monitor

Colchester Children's Charity donated a saturation monitor on Wednesday morning to young patient, Renee Lewis-Driver (16), who is about to move to adult services for her continued care.

1st December 2017

Ipswich footballers to pay Christmas visit to Children's Unit

Footballers from Ipswich Town Football Club will pay their traditional Christmas visit to the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital on Thursday 14 December.