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2008 Press Release Archive

January 2008

30th January 2008
The first ever nationwide Patient's Award is launched today by the UK's best-selling nursing journal, Nursing Standard
Has a nurse, midwife, health visitor or healthcare assistant made a real difference to you or a loved one? That is the question being asked for the first time across the UK by weekly nursing journal Nursing Standard.
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29th January 2008
Public invited to take part in quiz night to support bowel cancer charity
Quiz-crazy hospital staff are organising a fundraising night in Colchester next month (Feb) to raise funds for a bowel cancer charity as part of its "BE LOUD!" campaign.
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28th January 2008
Southend surgeon to be first guest speaker of 2008
A consultant urological surgeon will be the guest speaker when the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group meets in Colchester next week (Feb 6)
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28th January 2008
Membership blitz launched by Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust
A campaign asking people to become a member of their local hospital has yielded more than 1300 expressions of interest, but the hospital Trust running the campaign still wants more of the public to sign up
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28th January 2008
Forrest Gump-inspired teenager raises £600 for baby unit
A sports-mad teenager is to present Colchester's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) with £600 he raised by running 100 miles in just 35 hours.
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28th January 2008
Specialist "keyhole surgery" nurse swaps operating theatre for Everest
A Colchester nurse is preparing to trek to the tallest mountain in the world in a bid to raise £2,000 for a bowel cancer charity.
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25th January 2008
Trust's maternity services praised by independent health watchdog
Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the "better performing" trusts at providing maternity services, according to a review published today (Fri) by the independent watchdog for healthcare in England.
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14th January 2008
First CRY clinic of the year
The first heart screening clinic of 2008 for teenagers and young adults at Colchester General Hospital will take place early next month (Feb).
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3rd January 2008
The Department of Health has recommended our Trust is put forward for consideration by Monitor
As announced just before Christmas, the Department of Health has recommended our Trust is put forward for consideration by Monitor, the independent regulator of FTs, for consideration of final approval to become an NHS Foundation Trust.
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February 2008

28th February 2008
Commitment to patient safety gains international recognition
Standards at two key departments at the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital have received international recognition.
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26th February 2008
Be aware of your prostate!
Organisers of an event being held in Colchester next week to raise awareness of the most common form of cancer in men are hoping to repeat the success of last year.
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14th February 2008
Keeping you in circulation
Next week, a leading consultant vascular surgeon will be speaking about people's circulation problems and the revolutionary treatments being offered at Colchester General Hospital.
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12th February 2008
"Honywood's Got Talent" raises funds for Colchester SCBU
Three dance-mad teenagers who organised a talent show at their school will later this month (25 Feb) present £409 to Colchester's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).
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1st February 2008
£1,880 presented to the Essex County Hospital Cancer Unit
Halstead Road Runners proudly presented a cheque for £1,880 to the Essex County Hospital Cancer Unit on Thursday 31st January. The money was raised at the 2007 Halstead & Essex Marathon in May of last year.
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March 2008

31st March 2008
Free health talk to include tips for a healthy heart
The latest in a series of free health talks in Colchester which are open to members of the public will focus on the UK's No. 1 killer.
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28th March 2008
Press statement
Police are appealing for witnesses to a road crash outside Colchester General Hospital in which a man was killed.
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27th March 2008
Jim Addison reappointed to Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust
The Appointments Commission has reappointed a non-executive director to the NHS Trust which runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital.
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20th March 2008
Doctor makes a smart move by joining Essex Rivers Healthcare
A doctor with a passion for chess believes he has made the right move by joining the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital.
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20th March 2008
Speaker has first-hand experience of cancer
The charity Macmillan Cancer Support will provide the guest speaker for next month's (April) meeting of the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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18th March 2008
Tony tees up more cash for hospital
A golf day sponsored by the owner of a Colchester taxi business has resulted in a £500 donation to cardiac nurse specialists at Colchester General Hospital.
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7th March 2008
Number of people with diabetes set to double
The number of people in north east Essex with a diagnosis of diabetes will double by 2025, a leading doctor will warn.
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April 2008

28th April 2008
Essex Rivers doctor to give talk about radiotherapy
Radiotherapy will be the subject of a talk at next week's (7 May) meeting of the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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21st April 2008
A&E services to come under public scrutiny
Hundreds of patients treated at the A&E department at Colchester General Hospital are to be asked their views on the services they received.
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18th April 2008
Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust Wins Innovation Award
Staff at Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust are celebrating after winning an award in the 2008 Innovation Competition organised by Health Enterprise East (HEE), the NHS innovation hub for the East of England.
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16th April 2008
Open day for patients and carers wanting to shape cancer services
An open day is being held in Colchester on Saturday (19 April) for people interested in joining the Colchester Cancer Services User Group.
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15th April 2008
Trust statement
Volunteer scheme 'Adopt a Ward' Chief Executive refutes article in Colchester Gazette (14 April 2008).
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14th April 2008
Free make-up workshop in Colchester for women with cancer
Women with cancer are being invited to take part in a free make-up workshop at Essex County Hospital, Colchester, next week.
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May 2008

28 May 2008
Occupational Therapists Race for Life
Eleven Occupational Therapists and Assistants participated in the Lower Castle Park Cancer Research UK's 'Race for Life' on 11th May.
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23 May 2008
A chance to help improve prostate cancer services
Patients and carers are about to be given a chance to help improve prostate cancer services run by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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22 May 2008
Nurse who survived cancer steps out to give something back
A nurse at Colchester General Hospital with first-hand experience of cancer has raised funds for breast cancer research by taking part in the MoonWalk in London.
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20 May 2008
'Stanway Girls' complete Moonwalk in memory of Julie
Nurses from Colchester General Hospital took part in the London Moonwalk last weekend, in an emotional tribute to a much loved former colleague who lost her life to breast cancer.
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16 May 2008
Joint working results in 63% reduction in superbug cases
The total number of cases of the "superbug" Clostridium difficile in north east Essex has been cut by 63% in just one year. Speaking during the launch of the PCT's vision and five-year strategy, Dr Zollinger-Read, who also works as a GP, praised Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust for the "massive achievement".
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15 May 2008
SHA launch Vision: 'Towards the best, together'
The NHS in the East of England have launched 'Towards the best, together;' a vision for the future of NHS services in the region that is clinically led, evidence based and patient centred. It is the road map for our journey towards our goal of becoming the best health service in England. It sets out how the NHS will deliver the Improving Lives; Saving Lives pledges, consulted on last year. It will now be the subject of widespread consultation until 4 August 2008.
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14 May 2008
Trust praised for improving standards of infection control
Our hospitals are praised for improving their performance in tackling infections like C. Difficile and MRSA during 2007/2008. The compliments come from NHS East of England, the strategic health authority, and the Healthcare Commission, the independent watchdog for healthcare in England.
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13 May 2008
Annual service of remembrance
The 10th annual service of remembrance in Tendring for those who have suffered the loss of their baby at any time during pregnancy or around the time of birth will take place next week (20 May).
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12 May 2008
Cancer patients benefit from centre's successful first year
A study has highlighted the success of a cancer surgery centre established at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust for patients needing highly-complex operations.
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9 May 2008
Star surgeon to give talk in public on "keyhole surgery"
One of the world's leading laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeons will later this month (May) give the latest in a series of free health talks at Colchester General Hospital.
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7 May 2008
Dream comes true as children's appeal reaches its target
An appeal to raise £30,000 for seriously ill children at Colchester General Hospital has reached its target.
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6 May 2008
A new NHS foundation trust for the people of north east Essex
The NHS may be 60 years old this year but there is a new arrival for the NHS in north east Essex - Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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June 2008

27th June 2008
Injured motorcyclist returns to critical care to say 'thank you'
A grateful scientist who spent five weeks unconscious in critical care after suffering horrific injuries in a motorcycling accident is to return to Colchester General Hospital to present staff with £500.
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26th June 2008
Equipment funded by Friends will benefit patients with diabetes
Equipment used to detect circulation problems in the feet of people with diabetes will next week (1 July) be presented to Colchester General Hospital.
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23rd June 2008
Support group will hear talk on "Good diet"
"Good diet" will be the subject of a talk at next week's (2 July) meeting of the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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6th June 2008
Cardiac nurses help to promote Arrhythmia Awareness Week
Cardiac nurses at Colchester General Hospital will next week be offering to check the pulses of visitors as part of ArrhythmiA Awareness Week (AAAW).
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5th June 2008
Joints to be passed around during Health Talk
Members of the public will have an opportunity to examine artificial hip and knee joints during the latest in a series of free health talks at Colchester General Hospital.
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4th June 2008
Great Baddow women to be invited for breast screening
Letters have started going out this week [w/c 2 June] to invite women aged 50 - 70 living in the Great Baddow area for a routine breast x-ray (mammogram) at nearby Chelmsford.
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July 2008

29th July 2008
Halstead women called for breast screening
More than five thousand women from the Halstead area are to be invited for NHS breast screening.
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29th July 2008
Trust scientist wins research award
A scientist working for the NHS in Colchester has won a research award of £3,800 from an eminent professional body.
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23rd July 2008
Nurse consultant bowled over by club's generosity
Patients will be able to administer their own drugs at home thanks to the generosity of a Tendring bowls club.
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14th July 2008
Health talk will touch on hot topic
A controversial national programme to vaccinate girls aged 12 - 13 against cervical cancer will be covered at the next "health talk" at Colchester General Hospital.
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9th July 2008
Ella Chimweta
Denise Hagel, Director of Nursing at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust said: "For reasons of confidentiality, we cannot comment on individual members of staff who we currently employ or who we have employed in the past.
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3rd July 2008
Gordon Brown, Lord Darzi, Leslie Garrett - and Carrie
An award winning Colchester nurse has enjoyed a champagne reception with the Prime Minister as part of the celebrations for the 60th birthday of the NHS.
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1st July 2008
Theft of laptop computer
On 18 June 2008 a laptop computer was stolen from a senior manager's car after it was broken into in Scotland. The police were called immediately and the Trust is cooperating fully with their investigation.
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August 2008

28th August 2008
Partnership improving care for Parkinson's disease patients
A new information pack has been given to all care of the elderly nursing staff at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust as part of a project to provide even better care for patients with Parkinson's disease.
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26th August 2008
Support group meets after summer break
The first meeting after the summer holidays of the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group will take place next week (3 Sept).
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26th August 2008
Review of Neonatal Care in Essex
Improving specialist care for newborn babies.
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26th August 2008
Meeting of the Colchester Public Governors
People who live in the Colchester area are invited to attend an open meeting of the Colchester Public Governors of the NHS Foundation Trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital.
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22nd August 2008
Public invited to annual public meeting
The annual public meeting of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will take place next month (September).
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11th August 2008
Disciplinary hearing
Peter Murphy, Chief Executive of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Following a disciplinary hearing held on Friday after a detailed investigation, the senior manager whose hospital laptop computer was stolen has been dismissed from the Trust with immediate effect.
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5th August 2008
Public invited to learn why sleep apnoea is no "laughing matter"
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) will be the subject of this month's (August) health talk at Colchester General Hospital.
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September 2008

30th September 2008
Patient views vital to drive service improvements
A total of 850 recent patients at Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital are about to be asked for their views on the care they received.
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22nd September 2008
Guest speaker will give a presentation on prostatic surgery
A consultant urologist will be the guest speaker at the October meeting of the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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15th September 2008
Colchester service of remembrance
This year's service of remembrance in Colchester for those who have suffered the loss of their baby at any time during pregnancy or around the time of birth will take place next week.
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12th September 2008
Colchester nurses devise unique service
A unique diagnostic service has been launched by two nurses at Colchester General Hospital to help in the treatment of acutely ill patients.
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11th September 2008
New cancer technique to be the focus of latest health talk
A new technique to check whether cancer has spread in patients with breast cancer will be the subject of this month's (Sept) health talk at Colchester General Hospital.
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5th September 2008
Bowel cancer screening programme roll-out
The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is to be rolled out across north east Essex, mid Essex and most of east Suffolk this autumn.
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1st September 2008
Babies in Need Ball raises £22,000 for Colchester baby unit
Two Colchester mums will on Thursday (4 Sept) hand over £22,000 of equipment to the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Colchester General Hospital.
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1st September 2008
First myeloma information day for Essex people
The first information day for people in Essex whose lives have been affected by one of the fastest-growing cancers in the western world will take place later this month.
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October 2008

31st October 2008
NHS Security Awareness Month initiative at Colchester hospitals
Visitors to Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital are being invited to take part in an NHS Security Awareness Month initiative.
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24th October 2008
Pathology - it's not just about Silent Witness and CSI: Miami!
Sixth-formers will be at Colchester General Hospital early next month (Nov) to take part in the UK's first National Pathology Week.
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24th October 2008
Cancer expert to be guest speaker
A cancer specialist will be the guest speaker at next month's (Nov) meeting of the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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21st October 2008
New operation enhances Colchester's reputation for laparoscopic surgery
A Clacton grandfather has made local medical history by becoming the first NHS patient in Essex to undergo a new type of laparoscopic - or "keyhole" - operation.
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20th October 2008
Busy last night for retiring midwife!
If Halstead-based midwife Brenda Richardson had been hoping for a gentle wind-down into retirement, three little babies had a surprise for her.
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17th October 2008
A chance to get up close and personal with medical science
An opportunity to look at cancerous cells through a microscope will be available to people attending a special health talk in Colchester during National Pathology Week.
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16th October 2008
Trust scores top marks for cleanliness and standard of care
The quality of services at Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital in 2007/08 was "excellent", according to a report published today (Thurs) by the independent watchdog for healthcare in England.
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14th October 2008
Daisy's bench means she will never be forgotten
Visitors and patients at Colchester General Hospital will benefit from a donation from the grateful family and friends of a patient who died there in the summer.
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13th October 2008
Bishop to preach at public service to celebrate NHS 60
Members of the public are invited to attend a church service in Colchester on Friday (17th Oct) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service.
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13th October 2008
First health talk in Tendring
Great Bentley Village Hall will be the venue next week (23 Oct) for the first health talk to take place in Tendring.
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10th October 2008
Poignant donation will benefit chemotherapy patients
A donation of £3,800 by a village fundraising group to help chemotherapy patients at a Colchester hospital has taken on an added poignancy.
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9th October 2008
Professional magician to entertain at NHS 60 Children's Party
Ninety children will gather at Colchester General Hospital this weekend (12th Oct) for a party to celebrate the 60th anniversary year of the National Health Service.
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9th October 2008
Advice to help women cope with the menopause
"Mid-life and the Menopause" will be the subject of this month's (Oct) health talk at Colchester General Hospital.
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8th October 2008
Date fixed for next CRY heart screening clinic in Colchester
Places are still available at the next heart screening clinic for teenagers and young adults at Colchester General Hospital, which takes place next week (18th Oct).
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3rd October 2008
Key appointment announced by hospital trust
One of the best known surgeons in Colchester has been appointed to the key role of Medical Director of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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3rd October 2008
Scootering nurse rides in with £2,000 to benefit sick children
An A&E nurse from Colchester General Hospital who is a scooterist will on Monday (6 Oct) hand over £2,000 to colleagues to buy new equipment for children.
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November 2008

21st November 2008
Halstead health talk will focus on the heart
"Maintaining a healthy heart" will be the subject early next month (Dec) of the first health talk to be given in Halstead.
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21st November 2008
Festive fun to round off the year
A folk group will provide festive music and entertainment when the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group meets for the final time in 2008.
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20th November 2008
Matron's cold snap plea
With sub-zero temperatures predicted for north east Essex this weekend, an A&E matron this afternoon (Wed) called on members of the public to be neighbourly.
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18th November 2008
Chief Executive's response to today's Gazette ("Wards Close Due To Bugs")
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14th November 2008
Businesswomen launch Christmas toy appeal for Colchester General Hospital
A pair of businesswomen have launched a Christmas toy appeal for children at Colchester General Hospital.
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12th November 2008
Lord Darzi to speak at conference that will enhance Trust's reputation
A prestigious conference being held in Essex next week will help to further enhance Colchester's international reputation for laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
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12th November 2008
Baby unit benefits from "old boy's" pedal power
A sporty nine-year-old boy has taken part in a sponsored cycle ride to help babies on the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Colchester General Hospital.
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11th November 2008
Public invited to have free mini health-checks
Free mini health-checks will be offered to members of the public following a "health talk" at Colchester General Hospital next week (Wed 19 Nov).
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10th November 2008
Mobile breast screening unit to visit Witham
Letters have started to be sent to the first of almost 6,000 women who will be invited for breast screening in Witham over the next six months.
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7th November 2008
Award-winning Idea Is Now A Winner With Patients
A new way to help patients suffering from dementia/confusion, devised by two members of staff at Colchester General Hospital, is already proving a great success.
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7th November 2008
Ground-breaking clinic wins national recognition
A ground-breaking clinic at Colchester General Hospital has been highly commended in a national innovation awards competition.
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3rd November 2008
Long-handled shoe horn? Come and learn what occupational therapy is really about!
Members of the public will next week (w/c 3 Nov) be invited to try their hand at using disability aids as part of an Occupational Therapy Week initiative in Colchester.
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December 2008

30th December 2008
'Keep Warm Keep Well'
Information on the health benefits of keeping warm in winter, providing advice on healthy eating and exercise, home heating and energy efficiency, and details of the grants and benefits available.
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19th December 2008
Christmas tree competition
Rhys Lewis Ward, which is for patients with cancer, was the winner of the annual competition to find the best decorated Christmas tree at Essex County Hospital, Colchester. The Orthodontics Department was runner-up.
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18th December 2008
New service for stroke patients in north east Essex
Stroke patients at Colchester General Hospital are benefiting from thrombolysis for the first time, thanks to a new service that started earlier this month.
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17th December 2008
Heart patients celebrate the success of rehab programme
More than 150 people are expected at a party next week (Mon 22 Dec) to celebrate the success of a "gold standard" rehabilitation programme for heart patients.
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16th December 2008
Diploma Success!
Eleven staff, including two from Carillion, passed the Advanced Diploma in Health and Safety in the Workplace, in December 2008.
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16th December 2008
Trust's festive thank you to its volunteers
A "Christmas tea party" was held as a festive thank you for volunteers who support staff and patients at Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital.
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16th December 2008
U's players pay annual Christmas visit to Children's Ward
Footballers from Colchester United will pay their annual Christmas visit to the Children's Ward at Colchester General Hospital on Thursday.
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16th December 2008
Trust launches blitz on outpatient DNAs
People with hospital outpatient appointments in Colchester are this week (w/c 15 Dec) receiving reminders for the first time.
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15th December 2008
"Men in black" to deliver festive cheer to Children's Ward
They may not always get a good press but you'd be hard pushed to find anyone on the Children's Ward at Colchester General Hospital prepared to give referees a red card.
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12th December 2008
Christmas visit to Children's Ward will help lift the Blues!
Ipswich Town Football Club will pay their annual Christmas visit to the Children's Ward at Colchester General Hospital next week (Tues).
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12th December 2008
Babies to benefit from donation of breast pumps
Babies born in Colchester to mothers needing critical care will not miss out on the enormous benefits of breast milk, thanks to fundraising by a caring midwife.
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11th December 2008
Support for parents-to-be in Tendring and Colchester
A free drop-in information service has been set up for pregnant women from Tendring and Colchester and their partners.
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10th December 2008
Leading the way in falls prevention
Colchester is leading the way when it comes to sharing best practice with acute trusts throughout the NHS about reducing the risk of patients suffering falls.
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9th December 2008
Lord Darzi gives keynote address
Health Minister Lord Darzi gave the keynote address last month [Nov] at a conference organised by the Trust's laparoscopic surgeons.
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5th December 2008
"Silent killer" that causes 25,000 unnecessary deaths every year
A condition that causes more than 25,000 preventable deaths a year will be the subject of the 14th and final free public health talk of the year organised by the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital.
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3rd December 2008
New home for Hospital Radio Colchester
A veteran NHS worker will return to her former family home next week (8 Dec) to officially open the new studios of Hospital Radio Colchester.
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