News

2013 Press Release Archive

January 2013

31st January 2013
Doctor to run marathon for kidney research charity
A Colchester kidney specialist is aiming to raise £2,000 for Kidney Research UK by running her first marathon.
Full Story

30th January 2013
Race night is a winner for patients
Men with cancer who are treated at Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will benefit from a £3,000 donation from a village fundraising group.
Full Story

29th January 2013
Dovercourt man will make a splash for prostate cancer
A Dovercourt man is in training to canoe 135.5 miles down the Thames to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
Full Story

28th January 2013
Speaker to talk about "cancer survivorship"
A physiotherapist involved in an exercise group for cancer patients will be a guest speaker at the next meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.
Full Story

25th January 2013
Are you willing to help patients?
Patients cared for by a Colchester hospital trust will benefit from an initiative for Make a Will Month which begins on Friday 1 February.
Full Story

24th January 2013
Colchester theatre staff help pioneer 3D surgery
Theatre staff at Colchester General Hospital are among the first in the country to use 3D technology to help with laparoscopic (keyhole) operations.
Full Story

16th January 2013
Opportunity to learn about robotic surgery
Robotic surgery will be one of the subjects covered later this month (30 Jan) when a Colchester surgeon gives a free health talk.
Full Story

15th January 2013
Breast screening returns to Manningtree
Almost 3,000 women from Manningtree and the surrounding area are to be invited for routine breast x-rays.
Full Story

14th January 2013
Council of Governors' first meeting of the year
The board of governors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet on Thursday (17 Jan).
Full Story

9th January 2013
Operation involves making new bladders
Colchester General Hospital has become one of only a handful of hospitals in the UK to carry out neobladder surgery.
Full Story

2nd January 2013
Bill is a success story for AAA screening programme
A Colchester grandfather has become the first person to have surgery after a new screening programme detected a potentially life-threatening condition.
Full Story


February 2013

28th February 2013
Writing workshops for people affected by cancer
Two free writing workshops are being held in Colchester next month (March) for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.
Full Story

27th February 2013
Launch of School Art Project at Colchester General Hospital
A project to encourage schoolchildren to create artwork for display at Colchester General Hospital will be launched on Friday (1 March).
Full Story

22nd February 2013
Calendar girls present £2,300 chair for cancer patients
A quintet of calendar girls will next week (27 Feb) present a £2,300 chair for use by cancer patients having chemotherapy at a Colchester hospital.
Full Story

20th February 2013
Hospital to host prostate cancer awareness event
An event is being held at Colchester General Hospital early next month (March) for anyone wanting to know more about the most common cancer in men.
Full Story

12th February 2013
Public invited to Trust board meeting
The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (14th).
Full Story

12th February 2013
Coggeshall is venue for free diabetes talk
Coggeshall Village Hall will be the venue later this month for a free talk about diabetes.
Full Story

6th February 2013
Joint statement from the Trust and the Clinical Commissioning Group
The number of deaths at the Trust's hospitals has been falling progressively year-on-year and are within the expected levels on other indicators.
Full Story

6th February 2013
The Francis Report - Message from the Chief Executive
In response to the publication of the Francis Report, the Prime Minister announced that NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh is to lead an investigation into five acute hospital trusts.
Full Story

5th February 2013
Hospitals tool up for war on pressure ulcers
A stock of 210 brand-new specialist mattresses is the latest weapon being deployed by hospitals in Colchester in their ongoing war on pressure ulcers.
Full Story

1st February 2013
Donors given an opportunity to see neonatal ventilator
Donors who helped pay for a state-of-the-art £24,000+ ventilator for newborn babies will next week (6 Feb) have a chance to see it at Colchester General Hospital.
Full Story


March 2013

22nd March 2013
Cancer group reveals its next guest speaker
An anaesthetist will be the guest speaker at next month's (April) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.
Full Story

20th March 2013
How to contribute to The Keogh Review
Information has been published to tell people how they can contribute to a review into the quality of care and treatment provided by 14 hospital trusts.
Full Story

14th March 2013
Abseilers leave hospital on a high
Professional abseilers have completed a four-month £110,000 programme of improvements at Colchester General Hospital.
Full Story

13th March 2013
Expert to give free talk on stroke
The Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery in Halstead will be the venue later this month (March) for a free talk about a condition that accounts for over 10% of all deaths.
Full Story

12th March 2013
"Tabbing" for Children's Ward
Three air cadets from Colchester have raised money for the town's Children's Ward by taking part in an event described as "The Ultimate 10 Mile Endurance Race".
Full Story

11th March 2013
Radio theft prompts a wave of support
Staff at Clacton Hospital have been overwhelmed by public support after a radio was stolen from a waiting area.
Full Story

8th March 2013
Rising to the occasion - World Kidney Day 2013
A kidney-shaped cake will be the centrepiece of an event in Colchester on World Kidney Day on Thursday (14 March).
Full Story

5th March 2013
Nurses upset by theft from Clacton Hospital
A digital radio paid for by the fundraising efforts of nurses has been stolen from a waiting area at Clacton Hospital.
Full Story


April 2013

29th April 2013
Gary braces himself for chilly challenge
A Colchester car mechanic will this week tackle "probably the toughest event on the planet" for the town's Neonatal Unit.
Full Story

26th April 2013
CT equipment is swan song for £1.4m appeal
An appeal that raised £1.4m for a CT scanner at Colchester General Hospital has been wound up with a final purchase.
Full Story

25th April 2013
"Water babies" invited to celebration at Clacton Maternity Unit
Children who have been born in the birthing pools at Clacton Hospital and their mothers will next week (30 April) return to take part in a celebration.
Full Story

23rd April 2013
Volunteers needed to make a difference for Macmillan Cancer Support
With ever expanding services for cancer patients and their families in North Essex, more volunteers are urgently needed.
Full Story

22nd April 2013
Prostate Cancer Awareness Evening success
More than 80 people attended a Prostate Cancer Awareness Evening last month.
Full Story

22nd April 2013
Chief Executive to give talk about NHS changes
A hospital trust's chief executive will be the guest speaker at a meeting next week (1 May) of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.
Full Story

19th April 2013
Trust named as finalist in Patient Safety Awards 2013
The Trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital has been shortlisted in the Patient Safety Awards 2013.
Full Story

18th April 2013
Oh brother! Fraternal love inspires Dan to help baby unit
Colchester Neonatal Unit staff are in for a sweet treat next week (22 April) when seven-year-old Dan Gladwin brings in buns that he has iced.
Full Story

18th April 2013
New role for director of nursing
The Director of Nursing and Patient Experience at the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital has been appointed to a new job working with the Chief Nurse for the region.
Full Story

16th April 2013
Patients give high rating to hospital care
Hospital patients in Colchester rate the care they receive higher than ever before, according to a national survey published today (Tues) by the Care Quality Commission.
Full Story

16th April 2013
Meeting to be held on eve of World IBD Day
A meeting for people with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) will be held in Colchester next month (May) on the eve of World IBD Day.
Full Story

12th April 2013
Surgeon to give free health talk in Suffolk
Leavenheath Village Hall will later this month (April) host a free health talk by an expert from Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
Full Story

9th April 2013
Introducing Freddie The First!
He should not even be born yet but 35-day old Freddie Bacon is home and well after becoming the first patient to benefit from a new ventilator on Colchester's Neonatal Unit.
Full Story

5th April 2013
Trust governors to meet in public
The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the General Hospital and Essex County Hospital, will meet on Wednesday (10 April).
Full Story

5th April 2013
Buffs to present hospital with £2,500 for cancer patients
An international organisation with a long history of supporting good causes will later this month present £2,500 to the Mary Barron Suite at Essex County Hospital.
Full Story

5th April 2013
Superfit pair limber up for Neonatal Unit
A superfit couple from St Osyth are aiming to raise £1,000 for the Neonatal Unit at Colchester General Hospital by completing tough physical challenges.
Full Story

3rd April 2013
Information for bus passengers
The bus-stops at Colchester General Hospital will be closed this Sunday (7 April) because of roadworks.
Full Story

3rd April 2013
"Toddle Waddle" in memory of Kerry
Almost 30 preschool twins and triplets will on Sunday (7 April) take part in a "Toddle Waddle" in Colchester in memory of a former Clacton teacher who died aged 30.
Full Story


May 2013

31st May 2013
Charity dance show at Halstead's theatre
Two dance teachers from the Elizabeth School of Dance are organising a fundraising show at Halstead's Empire Theatre dedicated to love ones lost to, and currently, fighting cancer.
Full Story

30th May 2013
Breast screening starts for 17,000 Tendring women
Routine breast screening started in Clacton today (Thurs) for thousands of women living in the Clacton, Frinton and Walton areas.
Full Story

24th May 2013
Public encouraged to join Keogh "listening events"
Members of the public are being encouraged to join "listening events" being held in Colchester and Clacton next month (June) as part of the Keogh Review.
Full Story

24th May 2013
Nurse will talk about hormone treatments
Hormone treatments for prostate cancer will be the subject of a talk at next month's (June) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.
Full Story

24th May 2013
Volunteers needed to support people affected by cancer in Colchester
Macmillan Cancer Support is urgently looking for volunteers and volunteer co-ordinators from the local area to support people affected by cancer.
Full Story

23rd May 2013
First invites sent out for breast screening
More than 12,000 women living in central Colchester will be invited for routine breast screening that will place between early June and March 2015.
Full Story

20th May 2013
Hospital Radio hopes for bumper bank holiday crowds
Final preparations are underway for this year's Hospital Radio Colchester Fun Day.
Full Story

20th May 2013
Talk will focus on new eye treatments
A consultant who trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital will give a free health talk in Colchester later this month.
Full Story

13th May 2013
Topping out ceremony for £25m radiotherapy centre
A topping out ceremony will be held on Friday to mark the completion of the main structure of the £25m radiotherapy centre being built at Colchester General Hospital.
Full Story

13th May 2013
New venue for Clacton's service of remembrance
An annual service of remembrance taking place in Clacton next week (21 May) will be held at a new venue.
Full Story

10th May 2013
Hair today, gone tomorrow - charity cut is for good causes!
Two girls aged five and six from Colchester will next week (15 May) have their long hair cut off for charity.
Full Story

8th May 2013
Waiting room is quite a sight!
A Colchester hospital waiting room that is used mainly by children has been transformed thanks to charitable donations.
Full Story

7th May 2013
Breast screening in Colchester North
More than 3,000 women from the Colchester North breast screening area are being invited for routine mammograms.
Full Story

7th May 2013
Trust board meeting
The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (9th).
Full Story


June 2013

28th June 2013
Salsa evening's £504 boost for Colchester's Neonatal Unit
A grateful mother whose newborn daughter spent seven weeks in Colchester's Neonatal Unit in 2006 will return next week (2 July) to present staff there with £504.
Full Story

27th June 2013
Consultation process on Essex Stroke Services
For the past year, the NHS in Essex has been reviewing stroke services with a view to improving outcomes for people who may have had a stroke.
Full Story

26th June 2013
New facility opened for patients' relatives
A relatives room has been created on a ward at Colchester General Hospital to enable visitors to relax and speak privately to doctors and nursing staff.
Full Story

25th June 2013
Another milestone for bowel cancer surgery
Surgeons at Colchester General Hospital have carried out what they believe is probably the first bowel cancer operation of its kind in the UK.
Full Story

24th June 2013
Diet and cancer
The relationship between diet and cancer will be discussed at next week's (3 July) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.
Full Story

13th June 2013
Photo competition for The ICENI Centre
A photographic competition is being held to brighten up the walls of a state-of-the-art surgical education and research centre at Colchester General Hospital.
Full Story

12th June 2013
Surgeon to give free talk in Leavenheath
Leavenheath Village Hall will later this month (June) host a free health talk by an expert from Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
Full Story

10th June 2013
Pulling no punches for patients needing chemotherapy
A £1,034 donation is the latest result of a long association between Colchester's chemotherapy department and Halstead Amateur Boxing Club.
Full Story


July 2013

31st July 2013
NHS England launches new friends and family test as thousands give views on hospital services
NHS England have published the first results of the NHS Friends and Family Test.
Full Story

25th July 2013
Essex Stroke Review | Update
A review is underway, looking at the whole range of services from prevention to hospital care and longer-term rehabilitation services.
Full Story

22nd July 2013
Mary Barron Suite volunteer to retire on her 80th birthday
A popular volunteer will retire on her 80th birthday after supporting cancer patients at the chemotherapy unit at Essex County Hospital for 12 years.
Full Story

19th July 2013
Singing is the best medicine for staff!
A hospital choir has helped one of Colchester's biggest employers win two awards for the way it looks after the health and wellbeing of staff.
Full Story

17th July 2013
When stroke strikes, act F.A.S.T.
Using the F.A.S.T. test to recognise stroke symptoms will be a subject covered in a free health talk near Colchester later this month (July).
Full Story

16th July 2013
Trust accepts Keogh report on its hospitals and promises swift action on findings
Today's publication of the Keogh report on Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital has been accepted as "fair" by the Chief Executive of the NHS Trust responsible for their running.
Full Story

10th July 2013
Patients and MPs back National Transplant Week
MPs Sir Bob Russell and Bernard Jenkin will see for themselves how organ donations can transform lives when they visit the Tendring Show on Saturday (13th).
Full Story

8th July 2013
Myeloma group will meet at home of CUFC
The next meeting of the Colchester Myeloma Support Group will be held on Thursday 18 July.
Full Story

5th July 2013
Public invited to meeting of Council of Governors
The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Wednesday (10 July).
Full Story

3rd July 2013
Countdown is on for 600 miles in six days
Fourteen cyclists will later this month (July) set off on a six-day 600 mile cycle ride to raise money for Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC).
Full Story


August 2013

23rd August 2013
New venue for breast screening
Almost 2,000 women from the Danbury and Little Baddow areas will be invited for routine breast screening at a new venue from early next month (Sept).
Full Story

23rd August 2013
Cancer group meets after summer break
A cancer specialist will be the guest speaker at next month's (4 Sept) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.
Full Story

21st August 2013
Public invited to Trust's Annual Members Meeting
The Annual Members Meeting of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will be held on Wednesday 11 September.
Full Story

20th August 2013
Turner Road to close, evenings and overnight, for roadworks
Roadworks later this month are expected to increase travel time to and from Colchester General Hospital, in the evenings and overnight.
Full Story

16th August 2013
Hospital physios win research prize
Two Colchester physiotherapists have won a prize for their role in research into ways of improving a distressing condition affecting millions of women in the UK.
Full Story

12th August 2013
Temporary traffic lights this Sunday
Temporary traffic lights will operate on Turner Road opposite the North Entrance (A&E entrance) to Colchester General Hospital on Sunday (18th) between 7am and 2pm to enable BT to replace a pole.
Full Story

9th August 2013
Quiz night in aid of breast cancer party
A quiz night is being held next month (Sept) to raise money for Colchester's 12th Life After Breast Cancer tea party.
Full Story

8th August 2013
Open meeting on cancer services
North East Essex Cancer Services User Group, in partnership with North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, is holding an open meeting for anyone who has been treated by local cancer services.
Full Story

8th August 2013
National role for Colchester doctor
A long-serving Colchester consultant haematologist has been appointed to a national role.
Full Story

7th August 2013
Breast screening in South Woodham Ferrers
Routine breast screening starts on Monday (12th) for almost 5,000 women living in South Woodham Ferrers and the surrounding area.
Full Story

2nd August 2013
Trust board meeting
The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (8th).
Full Story


September 2013

23rd September 2013
Two presentations at cancer group meeting
Presentations by a physiotherapist and two research nurses will be given at next week's meeting (2 Oct) of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.
Full Story

17th September 2013
Do as the doc does - run a half marathon!
A husband whose wife was last year diagnosed with breast cancer is training for the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon to show their appreciation for the care she received.
Full Story

16th September 2013
Annual service of remembrance in Colchester
A service of remembrance will take place in Colchester next week for all families who have suffered the loss of a baby at any time during pregnancy or around the time of birth.
Full Story

12th September 2013
Big screen comes to Colchester General Hospital!
A public screening of a poignant documentary film about a young father with motor neurone disease (MND) is to be given at Colchester General Hospital.
Full Story

10th September 2013
Leprosy experts to visit Colchester hospital
Experts in leprosy from India and Bangladesh will this week visit Colchester to learn about how a typical British hospital works.
Full Story

9th September 2013
Hospital Radio Colchester Open Day
As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we are opening our doors this weekend to give the public an opportunity to look behind the scenes at Hospital Radio Colchester.
Full Story

6th September 2013
PYO for prostate cancer!
A retired postman who was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in May has come up with a novel way to support the hospitals which have cared for him.
Full Story

3rd September 2013
Places available at cancer survivors party
Places are still available at an event being held in Colchester next month (3 Oct) to celebrate improving breast cancer survival rates.
Full Story


October 2013

30th October 2013
Wobbly Wednesday at Essex County Hospital
An awareness event is being held at a Colchester hospital next week (6 Nov) to increases awareness of the eye condition nystagmus.
Full Story

29th October 2013
Big Care Debate launched
Everyone interested in keeping well and living independently is invited to the local Big Care Debate events.
Full Story

28th October 2013
Bladder cancer operation on support group agenda
Neobladder surgery will be one of the subjects to be discussed at next week's (6 Nov) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.
Full Story

21st October 2013
Public invited to Trust board meeting
The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will tomorrow (Tues 22nd Oct) meet in public.
Full Story

18th October 2013
Woman who runs with the dogs
A 50-year-old Walton-on-the-Naze woman will later this month (Oct) run a marathon with her two Siberian husky dogs to raise money for Colchester's Stroke Unit.
Full Story

16th October 2013
World's leading surgeons meet at The ICENI Centre
Some of the world's leading keyhole surgeons gathered in Colchester for a special meeting.
Full Story

16th October 2013
These feet were made for walking
Foot and ankle problems will be the subject of a free health talk in Colchester later this month (Oct).
Full Story

14th October 2013
Extra support for Neonatal Unit babies
A free DVD and guidebook are being given to the parents of the 550-600 sick and premature babies who pass through Colchester's Neonatal Unit every year.
Full Story

11th October 2013
New radiotherapy centre attracts staff to Colchester
A cancer specialist says the £25m state-of-the-art radiotherapy centre being built at Colchester General Hospital has played a key role in attracting him to Essex.
Full Story

9th October 2013
£1.2m investment in pharmacy robots
Work is underway on a £1.2m project to install two robots in the pharmacy at Colchester General Hospital.
Full Story

7th October 2013
Flu jab given to 1,300 Trust staff in one week
A total of 1,297 staff at Colchester's hospitals have been vaccinated against flu in the first week of the latest NHS flu fighter campaign.
Full Story

7th October 2013
Meeting of Trust's Council of Governors
The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Thursday (10th Oct).
Full Story

7th October 2013
Patients' views vital to drive improvements
Surveys will be posted out later this week (Wed) to 850 patients who spent at least one night in hospital in Colchester during August.
Full Story

4th October 2013
Opportunity to give thanks for the NHS
A church service is being held in Colchester later this month (Oct) to give thanks for the work of the National Health Service and its staff.
Full Story

4th October 2013
Event for patients with IBD and their relatives
A meeting for people with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) will be held in Colchester next month (Nov).
Full Story

1st October 2013
Improvements for people coping with bereavement
Facilities used by people after the death of a loved one have been transformed as part of a £92,000 upgrade at Colchester General Hospital.
Full Story


November 2013

28th November 2013
Nurse leader pledges to be "a champion for patients"
The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital has appointed Dee Hackett as its new Director of Nursing and Patient Experience.
Full Story

26th November 2013
Adrian's support for hospital unit lives on
More than £1,000 has been raised for a Colchester hospital unit in memory of a popular father who died 18 months ago from cancer at the age of 45.
Full Story

25th November 2013
Festive theme for final meeting of 2013
A folk group will play festive music at next week's (4 Dec) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.
Full Story

19th November 2013
Hats off to knitters for supporting Breast Unit
About 150 knitted hats will go on sale at the weekend (23/24 Nov) with proceeds being donated to the Breast Unit at Essex County Hospital.
Full Story

14th November 2013
Trust placed into special measures
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has today (Thurs) been placed in special measures by health sector regulator Monitor.
Full Story

12th November 2013
Public meeting of Trust Board
A public meeting of the board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (14th Nov).
Full Story

11th November 2013
Trust announces details of independent investigation
An independent investigation has begun into how Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust responded to concerns about cancer waiting times.
Full Story

7th November 2013
Fundraising cyclists inspired by Cameron, 6
Cyclists will on Saturday (16th Nov) set off from Colchester General Hospital on a 48-mile round trip to raise funds for its Children's Unit.
Full Story

5th November 2013
Response to the recommendation that Colchester Hospital Trust is placed into special measures
The Chief Executive of Colchester Hospital University NHS Trust, Dr Gordon Coutts, said: "We are very concerned by the findings of the CQC report.
Full Story

5th November 2013
Trust's response to CQC report
Dr Sean MacDonnell, Medical Director of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, said:
Full Story

4th November 2013
Trust's first Thanksgiving and Remembrance service
The public is invited to a "Thanksgiving and Remembrance service" being held at Colchester General Hospital later this month (Nov).
Full Story

4th November 2013
Free health talk in Coggeshall
Coggeshall Village Hall will be the venue later this month (Nov) for a free health talk about stroke.
Full Story


December 2013

20th December 2013
Living with less oxygen
Hospitals in Colchester are developing a national reputation for the way they use their most commonly prescribed medicine - oxygen.
Full Story

19th December 2013
Trust welcomes cancer report
The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital today (Thurs) welcomed the publication of a review into the quality and safety of its cancer services.
Full Story

18th December 2013
Dr Gordon Coutts
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust announced today that the Chief Executive Officer Dr Gordon Coutts will not return to his post at the Trust following his current period of sick leave.
Full Story

13th December 2013
Award made to maternity services across north east Essex
The NHS trust that provides maternity services in north east Essex has become only the third in the region to be awarded full accreditation under an international scheme.
Full Story

13th December 2013
U's players - and Eddie the Eagle - to visit Children's Unit
Colchester United FC will make their traditional Christmas visit to the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital on Tuesday (17 Dec).
Full Story

12th December 2013
Annual Christmas visit by referees to hospital Children's Unit
Christmas will come nine days early to the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital on Monday when the Colchester Referees' Society visits to deliver presents.
Full Story

11th December 2013
Cancer service wins national award
A hospital service in Colchester that supports breast cancer patients where the disease has spread to other organs has won a national award.
Full Story

10th December 2013
Operation Twinkle 2013 lights up Colchester hospital
For the second consecutive year outside courtyards at Colchester General Hospital have been transformed into a Christmas wonderland thanks to "Operation Twinkle."
Full Story

9th December 2013
Opening of first part of £25m radiotherapy centre
The first part of the £25m radiotherapy centre currently under construction at Colchester General Hospital has been opened.
Full Story

9th December 2013
Public invited to Trust board meeting
The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (12 Dec).
Full Story

9th December 2013
Children's Unit looks forward to Blues' Christmas visit
Four first team footballers from Ipswich Town will on Thursday pay the club's traditional Christmas visit to the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital.
Full Story

6th December 2013
"Think Heels" campaign to tackle pressure ulcers
A total of 1,500 mirrors have been issued to nursing staff at Colchester's hospitals as part of an ongoing war on pressure ulcers.
Full Story

4th December 2013
Busman's holiday for research manager
For the past five years, hospital research manager Lorna Dewar has supported a cancer research team to recruit hundreds of patients into clinical trials.
Full Story

3rd December 2013
Milestones achieved in £2.5m A&E project
The first two phases of a £2.5m project to improve Colchester General Hospital's A&E department are almost complete.
Full Story