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2009 Press Release Archive

January 2009

30th January 2009
Colchester surgeons chosen to help deliver NTP
Colchester General Hospital has been chosen by the Government to help deliver an important national training programme for surgeons.
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29th January 2009
Chelmsford women to be invited for breast screening
Letters are being sent out to the first of almost 8,000 Chelmsford women who will be invited for breast screening in the town over the next 14 months.
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28th January 2009
Free Odeon vouchers if you get tested for Chlamydia
NHS North East Essex (our local primary care trust) have asked us to help them spread the word about a health condition that rarely causes symptoms but can lead to high rates of pelvic infections and subsequent infertility - namely, Chlamydia.
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26th January 2009
Talk on hormone therapy at prostate cancer group meeting
A specialist cancer nurse will be the guest speaker when North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group meets next week (4 Feb).
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26th January 2009
Grateful father becomes Trust's 4,000th public member
The grateful father of a Colchester boy who is in remission from cancer has become the 4,000th public member of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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21st January 2009
First NHS Constitution Launched
A historic signing ceremony to mark the launch of the NHS Constitution for England took place at Downing Street today.
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20th January 2009
Trust scores top marks for hygiene
An independent report published today (Tues) gives Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust top marks for hygiene.
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14th January 2009
Chaplain's appeal for volunteers to support patients and NHS staff
Volunteers are needed to support patients and health staff at three NHS organisations in north east Essex.
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13th January 2009
So much more to hospital pharmacy than white coats and dispensing!
The work of the 100+ pharmacy team at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will be the focus of the first health talk of 2009, which is free of charge and open to members of the public.
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7th January 2009
Colchester Medical Professional to serve at hospital in Malawi
CURE International, the largest provider of paediatric specialty surgical care in the developing world, announced today that Colchester, Essex, anaesthetist, Dr Roy Miller, has joined the organization to serve at the Beit CURE International Hospital of Malawi as consultant anaesthetist.
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6th January 2009
Members' Council to meet for the first time in Halstead
A key meeting of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital is to be held in public in Halstead for the first time.
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5th January 2009
Trust leads the way on patient safety
Hospitals in Colchester have been awarded "exemplar centre" status by the Government for their work to protect patients from potentially fatal hospital acquired blood clots.
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2nd January 2009
NHS East of England Chief becomes a Knight
Chief Executive of the Strategic Health Authority knighted in Queen's New Year's Honours' List.
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February 2009

24th February 2009
Colchester radiologist wins Royal Society of Medicine prize
A Colchester doctor has won a travelling fellowship to Berlin after giving a presentation to the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in London.
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23rd February 2009
Prostate Awareness Evening
A "Prostate Awareness Evening" is being held in Colchester next week (4 March).
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20th February 2009
"Inspirational" duo to be presented with Alan Nabarro Medals
A semi-retired vicar from Colchester and a former Marconi worker from Halstead will next week (25 Feb) be presented with medals for living with diabetes for more than half-a-century.
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19th February 2009
Bowel cancer screening programme rolled out to mid and north east Essex
The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme has just started to be rolled out to the NHS Mid Essex and NHS North East Essex areas, which cover Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon and Tendring.
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19th February 2009
Donations will benefit children's ward and day unit patients
Almost £2,000 worth of equipment will on Saturday be presented to the children's ward and day unit at Colchester General Hospital by two groups of fundraisers.
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10th February 2009
Patients and relatives to benefit from fundraising ball
Four intensive care nurses at Colchester General Hospital are organising a ball to raise money to buy equipment for the unit where they work.
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9th February 2009
Colchester designated "centre of excellence" for endometriosis surgery
Colchester General Hospital has been designated a centre of excellence for laparoscopic ("keyhole") surgery for endometriosis.
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5th February 2009
Second chance for public to hear popular menopause talk
A health talk which last year attracted an audience of more than 100 people will be repeated in Dovercourt later this month (Feb).
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3rd February 2009
Tickets go on sale for baby unit fundraising event
Tickets have just gone on sale for a ball and auction with a fundraising target of £17,500 for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Colchester General Hospital.
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2nd February 2009
Val returns to Breast Unit to see hand-over of £8,000 cheque
A woman who inspired golf club members to raise money for the Breast Unit at Essex County Hospital will this week attend the presentation of a cheque for £8,000.
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March 2009

26th March 2009
Members' Council to meet in public
Members of the public and media are invited to a meeting next week (2 April) of the Members' Council of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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26th March 2009
Transplant sisters join critical care nurse for presentation
A nurse from the Critical Care Department at Colchester General Hospital will next week (31 March) present colleagues with a cheque for £1,100.
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24th March 2009
Have a ball - and help mums-to-be!
Mums-to-be from across north east Essex are set to benefit from a fundraising summer ball being organised by midwives.
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23rd March 2009
Focus on how t'ai chi can help with prostate cancer
How t'ai chi can benefit people with prostate cancer will be the subject of a talk and demonstration at a meeting next week (1 April) of a support group in Colchester.
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17th March 2009
Big brother Kristian, 10, gives Christmas money to baby unit
A doting big brother aged 10 has donated £30 of his Christmas money to the Special Care Baby Unit in Colchester in gratitude for the care his baby half-sister was given.
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16th March 2009
Biker Barbara prepares for desert cycling challenge
A 57-year-old Colchester nurse with asthma who has never cycled more than 11 kilometres is in training for a 300km charity ride through the desert in Jordan.
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16th March 2009
Children to benefit from opticians' Easter eggs appeal
Opticians in Clacton and Harwich have launched a public appeal for Easter eggs which they will donate to children at Colchester General Hospital.
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10th March 2009
Heart patients benefit from high-speed drilling
Heart patients from Colchester and Tendring are benefiting from a technique in which a high-speed drill is used to clear a severely blocked artery.
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9th March 2009
Lymphoma nurse helps set up new support group
A support group is being set up for people in north east Essex whose lives have been affected by lymphoma.
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3rd March 2009
How to defuse the diabetes time bomb
A hospital specialist with a passion for cycling will later this month give a free talk which will include tips on how to significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
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April 2009

30th April 2009
PROMs project will help Trust to further improve quality standards
Patients in Colchester have this month begun to take part in a new England-wide NHS initiative to help hospitals reach the very best standards of care.
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28th April 2009
Frinton triathlete has heart check at Colchester CRY clinic
A Frinton businessman who is training for this summer's London Triathlon will show his support for the charity he is fundraising for by having a heart check.
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27th April 2009
Cancer specialists to talk about radiotherapy and clinical trials
Radiotherapy will be the subject of a talk at next week's (6 May) meeting of the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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27th April 2009
Text service will help hard of hearing patients
A new text reminder service is about to be launched for patients from all over north east Essex who have an audiology outpatient appointment in Colchester.
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24th April 2009
"Brilliant" Colchester specialist writes for mum's cancer guide
A Colchester cancer specialist has contributed to a book written by a Weeley mother-of-three for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer.
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23rd April 2009
Heart op boy Tom, 2, to be guest of honour at charity event
A two-year-old boy who has had two heart operations will be the guest of honour at a fundraising 12-hour snooker marathon on Saturday (25 April).
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22nd April 2009
Gestational art - aka bump painting - comes to Halstead
Four heavily pregnant women will tomorrow (Thurs) have their "bumps" painted by a professional face and body painter at Halstead Hospital.
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21st April 2009
Service of remembrance for Tendring parents
The 11th 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 early next month.
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21st April 2009
Mobile screening units on their way to Colchester and Maldon
Letters are being sent out to the first of more than 14,000 women in mid and north east Essex who will be invited for breast screening before the end of the year.
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9th April 2009
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month events in Chelmsford and Colchester
Specialist nurses and NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme staff will be out and about in Colchester and Chelmsford to promote Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
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7th April 2009
Children doing it for themselves!
Children in foster and residential care this afternoon (7 April) visited Colchester General Hospital to hand out early Easter presents to young patients.
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7th April 2009
Army radio staff to bring Easter hamper to children in hospital
Popular Colchester radio presenter Liz Mullen will visit Colchester General Hospital later this week (Thurs) to hand out a hamper of Easter eggs.
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2nd April 2009
Talk will be curtain-raiser for Parkinson's Awareness Week
Parkinson's disease will be the subject of the next monthly health talk given by staff from Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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1st April 2009
"Best care in the world" inspires businessman to support SCBU
Hundreds of pounds could be raised for Colchester's Special Care Baby Unit by people attending a spring fair in the town.
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May 2009

29th May 2009
Ceremony will restore small piece of history to pride of place
A plaque that lay virtually forgotten at Essex County Hospital for the past decade will be given pride of place during a ceremony at the hospital next week (Tues 2 June).
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26th May 2009
First meeting arranged for head and neck cancer support group
A support group is being set up for people in north east Essex whose lives have been affected by head and neck cancer.
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26th May 2009
Getting to know you!
Members of the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet their counterparts from Southend early next month (3 June).
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26th May 2009
Medical textbooks presented to hospital staff in memory of Jim
The widow of a major benefactor of Colchester General Hospital has presented the hospital with £800 worth of medical textbooks in his memory.
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22nd May 2009
Midwife is hoping to deliver successful first Birth Festival
Final preparations are being made for the first "Birth Festival" to be held in Halstead which is taking place on Saturday 6 June - D-Day!
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21st May 2009
Zach, 1, to help launch Children's Heart Scanner Appeal
A one-year-old boy who weighed 1lb 4oz (582 grams) at birth will return to Colchester General Hospital next week to help launch the "Children's Heart Scanner Appeal".
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18th May 2009
Clacton midwives in big push for better birthing facilities
Donning specially designed T-shirts, about 10 Clacton midwives will next week (Monday 25 May) step out on a sponsored pier-to-pier walk to raise money for better birthing facilities.
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15th May 2009
Health talk in Clacton about The Role of the Modern Matron
The Role of the Modern Matron will be the subject of a health talk later this month (27 May) in Clacton.
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14th May 2009
Colchester becomes only the second UK hospital to carry out keyhole surgery op
Colchester General Hospital has become only the second hospital in the UK to use keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery to repair aortic aneurysms.
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7th May 2009
National Breastfeeding Awareness Week activities being organised for Colchester
Midwives will be out and about in Colchester next week to show their support for National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (10-16 May).
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7th May 2009
Colchester doctor to take part in Arctic mountaineering expedition
A Colchester doctor will later this month (May) set off on an expedition to climb the highest mountain in the Arctic and make first ascents of unconquered peaks.
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6th May 2009
Trust experts back Stop the Clot campaign
Experts in Colchester will next week (12 May) show their support for the Stop the Clot campaign to raise awareness of preventable blood clots in hospital.
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5th May 2009
Open morning for people wanting to help improve local cancer services
People with first-hand experience of cancer services in north east Essex are being invited to an event for anyone interested in joining a cancer services user group.
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June 2009

29th June 2009
Charlotte returns to Special Care Baby Unit - with £1,770!
Five-year-old Charlotte Smith will this week (Thurs) return to the hospital where she spent the first 50 days of her life to help her father hand over a donation of £1,770.
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29th June 2009
Call to mark National Transplant Week by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register
A 59-year-old father who is living a full and active life three years after liver transplant surgery is calling for more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.
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25th June 2009
World-class laparoscopic centre to be built in Colchester
Plans to build a new world-class training and research and development centre for laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in Colchester will be revealed next week (30 June).
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23rd June 2009
University awards Colchester consultant title of "professor"
A consultant at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the title of "professor" by the University of Essex.
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23rd June 2009
Opportunity for parents to help shape better maternity services
The Health Service in north east Essex is appealing for local mums and dads who want to help improve local maternity services to step forward.
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22nd June 2009
HIV unit renamed in honour of much-missed manager Maria
The HIV Unit at Essex County Hospital has been renamed after a former member of staff who helped to set it up.
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22nd June 2009
Diet will be on the menu at cancer support group meeting
Colchester dietitian Carley Rands will be the guest speaker at next month's (July) meeting of North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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18th June 2009
Colchester mother will tell how she saved her younger sister's life
A Colchester mother will tell a health talk later this month (30 June) how she saved her sister's life by donating bone marrow and stem cells.
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17th June 2009
Women from Tiptree area to be invited for routine breast screening
A total of 2,500 women living in the Tiptree area are to be invited for breast screening in a three-month period starting at the beginning of August.
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15th June 2009
Widower returns to cancer ward to make presentation
A widower will on Wednesday (17 June) return to the ward where his late wife was treated for breast cancer to make a presentation for the benefit of patients there.
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12th June 2009
Conference is a "feather in the cap" for Colchester Hospital Trust
Delegates from all over the UK, the Republic of Ireland - and even one from the United Arab Emirates - will be in Essex next week for a conference being hosted by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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11th June 2009
Mum's £3,700 boost for Children's Heart Scanner Appeal
A Halstead mother will return to Colchester's Special Care Baby Unit next week (16 June) to present a £3,700 cheque to the Children's Heart Scanner Appeal.
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11th June 2009
Chief Executive puts his back into Men's Health Week
A Men's Health Awareness Day is being held at Colchester General Hospital next week (17 June) to mark National Men's Health Week (15-21 June).
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10th June 2009
New support for Government's zero tolerance campaign
Four members of staff at the Trust which runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital have successfully completed the Essex Police Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.
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3rd June 2009
First talk on a mental health issue - personality disorders
A Colchester-based expert on personality disorders will later this month (17 June) give a free health talk which will be open to members of the public.
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July 2009

31st July 2009
Doctor's Himalayan trek set to benefit Colchester families
A 57-year-old doctor and his wife hope to raise the mountainous sum of £3,000 for a Colchester charity by completing one of the greatest long distance walks in the world.
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27th July 2009
Second meeting of new cancer support group
The next meeting of a new support group for people in north east Essex whose lives have been affected by head and neck cancer will be on Wednesday 12 August.
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22nd July 2009
Ben climbs every mountain to support stroke patients
A son inspired by his father to take on the Three Peaks Challenge will present a cheque for more than 1,000 for equipment to help stroke patients at Colchester General Hospital.
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22nd July 2009
Visiting hours restricted to protect babies and children
Temporary restrictions on visiting hours will be introduced at the Children's Ward and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Colchester General Hospital from tomorrow (Thurs).
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13th July 2009
New Colchester business backs heart scanner appeal
American-born fashion designer Ben de Lisi has helped to raise £650 for an appeal to buy a heart scanner for children at Colchester General Hospital.
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13th July 2009
Subsidised heart checks for teenagers and young adults
The next heart check clinic at Colchester General Hospital for teenagers and young adults will be held on Saturday 25 July.
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10th July 2009
Farewell to a familiar - and friendly - face
One of the most familiar faces to NHS staff, hospital patients and visitors in Colchester will be disappearing this month.
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9th July 2009
Trust eye staff give up holiday to work in Malawi
Staff at a Colchester hospital will give up their summer holidays next month (Aug) to run eye clinics at two mission hospitals in Africa.
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8th July 2009
Cancer specialist's tips on keeping a healthy prostate
Tips on how to reduce the risk of developing the UK's most common cancer in men will be given during a public talk later this month (22 July).
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8th July 2009
Members' Council to meet in Harwich
Members of the public and media are invited to a meeting next week (15 July) of the Members' Council of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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7th July 2009
Inspectors give Trust a clean bill of health
An independent report published today (Wed) gives Colchester General Hospital full marks for its work to prevent and control infections like MRSA and Clostridium difficile.
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6th July 2009
Goodbye Denise, hello Julie!
One of the UK's longest serving directors of nursing retires this week (Wed 8 July) after 11 years in Colchester and 36 in the National Health Service.
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August 2009

26th August 2009
Appeal will benefit from renewal of historic carnival-hospitals link
The historic link between Colchester Carnival and the town's hospitals will be restored next month.
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25th August 2009
Public invited to NHS Foundation Trust's first annual members' meeting
The first annual members' meeting of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will take place next month (Sept).
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24th August 2009
First meeting after summer break
The North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet for the first time after its summer break on Wednesday 2 September.
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12th August 2009
Children return to baby unit to give £5,500 boost to appeal
Two Colchester mums with four reasons to be cheerful about Colchester's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) will on Monday (17 Aug) present its staff with £5,500.
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10th August 2009
New nurse post to support the growing number of IBD patients
A nurse has been appointed to a new post to support the growing number of people in north east Essex with a diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
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5th August 2009
The growing problem of the UK's most common cancer
The most common cancer in the UK will be discussed at a free health talk in Colchester later this month (19 August).
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September 2009

29th September 2009
NPSA advising hospitals to follow new oxygen safety guidance
New guidance, produced by the National Patient Safety Agency and NHS organisations across England and Wales, has been released aimed at ensuring safer systems are in place to treat patients needing oxygen.
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28th September 2009
Consultant will talk about surgery for patients with prostate cancer
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has been named by Patient Safety First as a leading Trust in the campaign to promote patient safety.
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25th September 2009
Named as leading Trust in promoting patient safety
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has been named by Patient Safety First as a leading Trust in the campaign to promote patient safety.
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24th September 2009
Round-the-clock thrombolysis is latest improvement for stroke patients
A clot-busting service introduced 10 months ago for stroke patients at Colchester General Hospital has this week (w/c 21 Sept) gone 24/7.
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22nd September 2009
"Late Risers" event to support Children's Heart Scanner Appeal
A grateful Frinton couple are to donate the proceeds from a popular car boot sale on Saturday (26th) to the Colchester hospital that cared for their premature twin girls.
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17th September 2009
Trust opens two new clinics in Tendring
Two new family planning clinics have been opened in Tendring by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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16th September 2009
Trust shows its commitment to Patient Safety First campaign
The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will next week use a national campaign to reaffirm its commitment to patient safety.
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10th September 2009
Trust Chairman appointed for a second term of office
Richard Bourne has been appointed as Chairman of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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8th September 2009
Service of remembrance in Colchester
A 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 later this month.
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8th September 2009
Hospital decides to maintain restrictions on visiting times
Temporary visiting restrictions introduced at Colchester General Hospital in the summer as a precaution against swine flu will remain in place for the time being.
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7th September 2009
Tickets available for party to celebrate life after breast cancer
Tickets have gone on sale for a party in Colchester to promote the fact that more and more people are living longer after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
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2nd September 2009
Another chance to hear surgeon's popular health talk
An orthopaedic surgeon will later this month (Sept) give a popular health talk in Coggeshall on the subject of "Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery".
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October 2009

26th October 2009
Prostate cancer support group broadens its membership base
A Colchester-based prostate cancer support group is opening up its membership to people whose lives have been affected by other urological cancers.
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22nd October 2009
Trust assures patients as postal workers strike
Patients with future appointments at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust have today (Thurs) been assured they will not be affected by the postal strike.
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22nd October 2009
First swine flu clinic for frontline hospital staff
The first clinic to vaccinate frontline staff employed by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust against swine flu will be held today (Thurs).
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16th October 2009
Public invited to meeting of Trust Members' Council
Members of the public and media are invited to a meeting next week (22 Oct) of the Members' Council of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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15th October 2009
Performance ratings for 2008/09
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust achieved ratings of "excellent" and "fair" in the annual performance ratings published today (Thurs) by the Care Quality Commission.
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14th October 2009
Breast awareness event in Chelmsford
Staff from the Chelmsford and Colchester Breast Screening Service will hold a health promotion day in Chelmsford next week (w/c 19 Oct).
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13th October 2009
Cancer nurse attends launch event at House of Commons
A cancer nurse from Colchester has played a key role in a national project to help men with prostate disease to make informed decisions about their treatment.
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13th October 2009
Debut novel - at the age of 58!
At the age of 58 and after two decades of working as a hospital consultant, a Colchester doctor is celebrating the publication of his first novel.
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7th October 2009
Public invited to free health talk on "Modern Treatments for Varicose Veins"
Lawford will be the venue for a free health talk later this month called "Modern Treatments for Varicose Veins".
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6th October 2009
Trust invests £277,000 in third laparoscopic theatre
A laparoscopic operating theatre for emergency patients has been created at Colchester General Hospital following an investment of £277,000.
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5th October 2009
Trust's top nurse to highlight women's health awareness
Events are being held at hospitals across north east Essex beginning next week (w/c 5 Oct) in order to highlight women's health awareness.
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November 2009

27th November 2009
Statement re Monitor intervention
Mr Andrew May, Medical Director of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, said:
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27th November 2009
Appointment of Interim Chair
At its regular monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, Monitor reconsidered in full the Trust's position and concluded that we are in breach of our terms of authorisation.
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26th November 2009
Completion of £1m project to transform microbiology unit
A major £1m project to modernise and upgrade microbiology facilities at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust is finally over.
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25th November 2009
Members' Council to meet for last time in 2009
Members of the public and media are invited to a meeting next week (2 December) of the Members' Council of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
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23rd November 2009
Cancer support group's festive farewell to 2009
The final meeting of 2009 for the North East Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group will be a Christmas social evening in Colchester.
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20th November 2009
Colchester Hospital Trust honours long-serving staff
A reception was held this afternoon (Fri) in recognition of 111 long-serving staff who have worked a total of 2,540 years for the NHS in north east Essex.
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20th November 2009
Colchester General Hospital unveils £2.8m of new facilities
An 11-bed isolation unit and a 12-bed extension to the Stroke Unit at Colchester General Hospital have just opened for patients.
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6th November 2009
"Is my baby all right?"
"Is my baby all right?" will be the title of a free public health talk to be given later this month by the longest-serving consultant at Colchester General Hospital.
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December 2009

23rd December 2009
Big Bertha is on her way back to Braintree!
Bertha is on her way to Braintree Freeport early next month (Jan) to help up to 9,000 women.
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23rd December 2009
New screening venue for women from Harwich and Dovercourt area
A new venue is to be used for breast screening up to 3,500 women from the Harwich and Dovercourt area, starting on Wednesday 6 January.
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22nd December 2009
Cinderella and Santa visit to help the Christmas magic live on
The Christmas magic will live on next week on the Children's Ward at Colchester General Hospital - thanks to a visit by Cinderella, Santa and his elf!
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21st December 2009
£275,000 transformation of X-ray facilities at Essex County Hospital
A 10-week £275,000 project to create a state-of-the-art digital X-ray room at a Colchester hospital has just been completed.
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18th December 2009
New clinic is highly rated by patients, survey shows
Seventy-five per cent of patients using the new blood testing clinic at Clacton Hospital describe it as either "excellent" or "good", a survey has revealed.
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18th December 2009
Restaurant does its festive bit for the Children's Ward
An Italian restaurant in Colchester and its generous diners have clubbed together to buy Christmas presents for youngsters on the town's Children's Ward.
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17th December 2009
Sick children benefit from £12,500 gift
Sick babies and children at Colchester General Hospital have started to benefit from the amazing generosity of a family who have made a gift of £12,500.
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16th December 2009
Mayor to judge Trust's Christmas Tree Competition 2009
The Mayor of Colchester will visit Essex County Hospital and Colchester General Hospital on Thursday (17 Dec) to judge a Christmas tree competition.
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15th December 2009
ITFC players pay annual Christmas visit to Children's Ward
Ipswich Town Football Club will visit Colchester General Hospital on Thursday (17 Dec) to hand out Christmas presents and spread some Christmas cheer.
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15th December 2009
2,000+ Colchester women to be invited for breast screening
A total of 2,711 women from Colchester are to be invited for breast screening between now and late spring next year.
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11th December 2009
U's top scorer and team mates to visit Children's Ward
Footballers from Colchester United will pay their annual Christmas visit to the Children's Ward at Colchester General Hospital on Tuesday (15 Dec).
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10th December 2009
Colchester referees kick off season of Christmas visits
Referees from the Colchester Referees' Society will on Monday (14 Dec) kick off a series of Christmas visit to the Children's Ward at Colchester General Hospital.
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8th December 2009
"Thank you for saving my life!"
A retired businessman who was last year diagnosed with throat cancer has donated £400 to the Colchester hospital whose staff saved his life.
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7th December 2009
More new facilities unveiled at Colchester General Hospital
A brand-new £2.8m centre has just opened at Colchester General Hospital for patients needing routine (non-emergency) surgery.
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3rd December 2009
Statement by the Members' Council
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust continues to provide high quality care to our local residents.
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2nd December 2009
Improving the quality of life for people with diabetes
How technology is being used to control diabetes will be the subject of a free public health talk in Clacton later this month (16 Dec).
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