Patient Information
Colchester General Hospital

Updated 1 September 2013

If you are suffering from diarrhoea and/or vomiting (Norovirus) please DO NOT visit our hospital until you have symptom-free for 48 hours. Click for reasons why.


Sharon Bruce

Caption: Sharon Bruce, above, is one of the welcoming faces when people arrive at Colchester General Hospital.

Sharon and her colleagues are the main point of contact for anyone who needs help finding their way around the hospital. They can be found on the main reception desk at the front of the hospital.

The main reception desk is staffed from 8am to 8pm weekdays and 10am to 8pm weekends and bank holidays

We will make every effort to ensure you receive the very best treatment, care and attention.

We hope this section will help put you at ease and explain what will happen to you during your stay in our hospital.

Use the menus on the left to find out more.

We have also put together a booklet which all inpatients can pick up on arrival at the ward.

inpatient information booklet

pdf icon inpatient information booklet (811 kb).

Please ask!
Patients are encouraged to talk to staff about any concerns they have regarding their care. Each ward has a ward sister (female) or a charge nurse (male) and a deputy who are happy to deal with any issues regarding patient care. 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 who are on duty 24-hours-a-day to help patients and relatives.

If the information you seek is not here, please call the clinic or department using the contact details on the appointment letter you were sent.

If you have any more questions, contact our PALS office.