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Annual Members' Meeting 2012

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Tuesday 4 September

Training Rooms South (map)
Colchester General Hospital
Turner Road
Essex CO4 5JL.

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This year, the annual members meeting of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will start with a difference - with a turf-cutting ceremony for the new radiotherapy centre to be built at Colchester General Hospital.

Colchester Borough Council gave planning permission for the £25m state-of-the-art radiotherapy centre on 10 August. Work on the centre will begin later this month [August] and is scheduled to be completed before the end of next year. It will start treating its first patients in early 2014.

The annual members meeting, to be held on Tuesday 4 September, will start at 5.30pm on the paved area between Gainsborough Wing and the main hospital building.

The formal part of the meeting will start at 6pm in Training Rooms South, on the opposite side of the hospital's main building and be finished by 8pm.

At the meeting, governors will present how they have been representing the public over the past year.

The Trust, which runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital, is hoping to attract as many members of the public to the meeting as possible.

Sally Irvine

Dr Sally Irvine, Trust Chair, said: "We are very excited to have the opportunity to invite members of the public along to the breaking the turf, all staff involved have worked tirelessly over the last few years to get us to this exciting point.

"As an NHS foundation trust, we have more than 7,000 public members and over 4,000 staff members and are fully committed to community engagement.

"We have come up with a programme which we hope will appeal to many people."

The full programme for the annual members' meeting is:

The meeting is expected to finish at 8pm at the latest. Members of the public who do not wish to attend the whole meeting will be most welcome to come along to any of the elements outlined above. Refreshments will be provided.

Copies of the Trust's Annual Report and Accounts for 2011/12 will be available at the meeting or can be downloaded now from here.

Anyone who would like to attend, or requires more information, should contact the Trust's Membership Helpline, on 0800 0 51 51 43 during office hours, or email

pdf icon Annual Members Meeting Agenda 4th September 2012

pdf icon Annual Members Meeting Minutes 13th September 2011

pdf icon Annual Report 2012