Updated 26 May 2017
See our addresses and main phone number, 24-hours a day: 01206 747474.
Contact a department or service.
Ward phone numbers for Colchester General Hospital.
How to rearrange or cancel your appointment.
How to contact a patient if you are a visitor, friend or relative.
Give a compliment or feedback.
Contact a matron
If you want to work for us (careers) or if you want to be a volunteer or do work experience.
To contact the chief executive, directors, senior managers or governors or the Member Helpline, or to contact one of the matrons.
To make a complaint or a Freedom of information request.
If you want to contact the Press Office or email feedback about this website.
Our Twitter account: @ColchesterNHSFT
Our Facebook pages for Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital.
Finally, if you want general information, but don't forget to check our Frequently Asked Questions as many enquiries can be answered there with links to the correct departments.
Patient Advice Liaison Service PALS offers confidential, on the spot advice and support, helping patients, relatives and other visitors to sort out any concerns they may have about their care. Our email address is: PALS@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk
Appointments. Phone numbers and email addresses of departments if you need to change, rearrange or cancel your hospital appointment.
You may wish to phone a ward directly and we publish the ward phone numbers for Colchester General Hospital here. Don't forget that a patient can receive phonecalls from their friends and family to their own Hospedia bedside entertainment system*, although they have to set this up once at the hospital.
To email a message to an inpatient at Colchester General Hospital, please include their first name and surname and the ward they are on. (If you don't know the ward, please give the patient's address and postcode so we can cross-check our records.) Then email your message with the subject heading: "MESSAGE FOR PATIENT" to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emails are handled weekdays during office hours, and we try to get them to the patient by the next working day. (Note: we don't accept 'eCards' or similar, just an email.)
* not West Bergholt Ward
Contact a matron: At the Trust we have matrons on duty 24 hours per day. If you have a concern about nursing care received, or are concerned about what you should do after being in hospital, please contact one of the matrons.
Contact the chief executive, a director, or a senior manager of a service
To contact the chief executive (Nick Hulme, pictured), a director, or a senior manager, visit our senior management page and scroll down the list of names.
Contact the chairman or a non-executive director
To contact the chairman or a non-executive director, visit our non-executive directors page and scroll down the list of names.
Contact a governor
To contact governor, visit our governor page and scroll down the list of names.
If you wish to make a Freedom of Information request, visit our Freedom of Information page.
It is always gratifying to know that the work of staff in the NHS is appreciated and we are always grateful when people write or email us to compliment our staff, one of our services, or a visit to one of our hospitals.
Visit our compliments and feedback page for more information on how to let us know how we are doing.
Contact the press office.
For general information
For general information or enquiries, send an email to: PALS@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk
If you wish to contact us regarding this website, please email: email@example.com
Our addresses and main phone numbers
Trust's main address Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Colchester General Hospital, Trust Offices, Main Building, Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL.
Switchboard If you want to phone us: 01206 747474 - 24-hours a day (for Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital).
For hospital addresses and other contact information, see our Visitors pages .
Details of our Contact Centre (Appointments Office).
If you are a GP, go to our GP page where there are also details of the GP Switchboard Number.
Here is an interactive map of where Trust Offices is located (the yellow pin).
Click on the icons or View Larger Map