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2014 Press Release Archive

January 2014

27th January 2014

Top doctor will be guest speaker

The Medical Director of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will be the guest speaker at a cancer support group meeting next week (5 Feb).

23rd January 2014

Trust in top 10% for maternity care

The NHS trust that provides maternity services throughout north east Essex has been shortlisted for an award for "Excellence in Maternity Care".

21st January 2014

New Cancer Helpline Launches

A befriending, support and helpline service for cancer patients, has proved so successful that it will be launched permanently from the 1st February.

20th January 2014

Screening about to start for Great Baddow women

Almost 2,000 women from the Great Baddow area will be invited for routine breast screening starting next week.

15th January 2014

First health talks of 2014

The public is invited to hear two specialist nurses give free talks later this month (Jan) at Colchester General Hospital.

14th January 2014

Monitor appoints Improvement Director

Monitor appoints Improvement Director at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

14th January 2014

Meeting in public of Council of Governors

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Thursday (16th Jan).

10th January 2014

Trust announces key appointments

More key appointments have been announced by the Trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital.

7th January 2014

Screening to start in Halstead in the New Year

Almost 7,000 women from the Halstead area will be invited for routine breast screening starting later this week.

6th January 2014

Trust appoints interim Chief Executive

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust announced today that it has appointed Kim Hodgson as its interim Chief Executive.

2nd January 2014

Countdown to governor elections

Preparations are under way for elections to 21 governor posts at the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital.


February 2014

25th February 2014

Urology Cancer Awareness Evening 2014

An awareness evening will be held at Colchester General Hospital next week (5 March) for anyone wanting more information about urology cancers.

24th February 2014

Helping improve early diagnosis of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer patients could get better diagnosis and treatment for the disease thanks to a successful research project at Essex.

24th February 2014

Places available on "Spring Experience Day"

Teepee and hammock making will be among the activities available at a free "Spring Experience Day" in Colchester next month (March).

21st February 2014

Outpatient reception upgraded in £30k project

A £30,000 upgrade has transformed the reception and waiting area in the main outpatient department at Colchester General Hospital.

14th February 2014

New 3D technology comes to Colchester

Heart patients from north east Essex no longer have to travel to Basildon thanks to the introduction of a new diagnostic service at Colchester General Hospital.

13th February 2014

New service for cancer patients and their carers

A new counselling service has been launched at Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital to support patients with a cancer diagnosis.

12th February 2014

Nominations open for governor posts

Nomination forms were published today (Wed) for members of the public and staff who want to stand in elections to become a governor of Colchester's hospital trust.

7th February 2014

Meeting of Trust's Board of Directors

The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (13 Feb).

3rd February 2014

World leading cancer research institute to support Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

An NHS foundation trust with a world-leading reputation for cancer services will provide support to Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, which is currently in special measures.

3rd February 2014

Pilates at myeloma support group meeting

Pilates expert Michael Mann will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Colchester Myeloma Support Group.


March 2014

31st March 2014

New, improved self-management scheme launched for cancer survivors

The NHS in North East Essex, in partnership with Macmillan cancer charity, is launching a pioneering new service on the 1st April to better support survivors of cancer.

27th March 2014

Chemotherapy patients will benefit from £10k+ donation

A fundraising group set up after the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 is to present a giant cheque for £10,282 to the chemotherapy unit at Colchester General Hospital.

27th March 2014

Nurse appeals for help from the public

A senior infection control nurse this afternoon (Thurs) appealed for anyone who has had diarrhoea or vomiting within the last 48 hours to stay away from hospital.

26th March 2014

Patient voice organisation seeks people's experiences of cancer services at Colchester Hospital

Patients and relatives of people who have been treated for cancer in Colchester are being encouraged to share their experiences of cancer treatment.

24th March 2014

Support for cancer patients and carers

The financial benefits and support available to cancer patients and their carers will be the subject of a talk in Colchester next week (2 April).

18th March 2014

Temporary changes to coastal maternity units

From 17th March at 5pm, on a temporary basis, women booked to give birth at the maternity units at the community hospitals in Clacton and Harwich will be offered a choice of a home birth or delivery at Colchester General Hospital.

17th March 2014

Council of Governors set to meet this week

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Thursday (20th March).

13th March 2014

Afternoon tea to celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week

Afternoon tea will be served to patients on the wards at Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital next week (19 March) to mark Nutrition and Hydration Week.

13th March 2014

Trust to invest £1.5m on extra nurses

The Trust that runs Colchester's hospitals has agreed to invest almost £1.5m on recruiting an additional 31 nurses.

12th March 2014

Progress in most areas, says report

The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital is improving, according to a review published today (Wed).

12th March 2014

Free health talks on menopause and stroke

Menopause and stroke will be the subjects covered in a free health talks event in Colchester later this month (March).

10th March 2014

Equipment will speed up cancer diagnosis

Patients with suspected prostate cancer will be diagnosed quicker thanks to a £25,000 investment in new equipment at Colchester General Hospital.

7th March 2014

On the run for CoHoC

A mother-of-five and an IT worker will soon be running their first half marathon to raise money for Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC).

4th March 2014

Strong performance for the quality of stroke care

The quality of stroke care provided at Colchester General Hospital is in the top two hospital trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

3rd March 2014

Trust gains funds to improve birth settings

The maternity department at Colchester Hospital Trust has been awarded almost £50,000 to improve the birth environment for women and their partners.


April 2014

30th April 2014

Extra cancer surgeon will help to cut waiting times

The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital has appointed an extra surgeon who specialises in urological cancer surgery.

29th April 2014

Relatives room is upgraded

A room in the critical care department at Colchester General Hospital that is used by patients' relatives has been transformed thanks to a £2,300 upgrade.

28th April 2014

Cancer nurse to give talk on hormone therapy

Hormone therapy will be the subject of a talk at the May meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

25th April 2014

£788,000 investment in state-of-the-art theatres

Two laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) operating theatres at Colchester General Hospital will be upgraded this summer in a £788,000 project.

23rd April 2014

1,720 women to be invited for screening

More than 1,700 women from south of Chelmsford will be invited for routine breast screening between now and June.

23rd April 2014

"Listening events" for patients of Colchester Hospital Trust

The Care Quality Commission has announced it is to hold two "listening events" for people to share their experiences of care provided by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

22nd April 2014

Cancer Information Day this Saturday (26 April)

Cancer patients and their families are being invited to a free health and wellbeing drop-in cancer information day taking place on Saturday 26 April.

16th April 2014

Cancer survey of services at Colchester Hospital extended

Healthwatch Essex, has extended the deadline of its cancer survey until the 30th April 2014.

16th April 2014

Lynn Lane

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust announced today that it has appointed Lynn Lane as its interim Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development.

15th April 2014

Governor election results are announced

The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital has announced the results of its election to governor posts.

11th April 2014

Health talks in Coggeshall

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and prostate cancer will be the subjects covered in a free health talks event in Coggeshall later this month (April).

10th April 2014

New service for heart patients from the Harwich area

A new service for Harwich heart patients will begin at the town's community hospital next week (16 April).

8th April 2014

Trust's hospitals are improving, say patients

Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital are improving, according to a national survey of inpatients published today (Tues).

8th April 2014

Course gives HOPE

A free course begins in Colchester this month (April) with the aim of building the confidence of people who have been through treatment for cancer.

7th April 2014

Trust sets out plan for Essex County Hospital

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has announced its intention to transfer all services and departments off the Essex County Hospital site by April 2015.

4th April 2014

Meeting of Trust's Board of Directors

The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (10 April).

4th April 2014

Children inspire trio to run London Marathon

Children have inspired a trio of runners to take part in the London Marathon to raise funds for Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC).

3rd April 2014

Early Easter treat for youngsters on hospital's Children's Unit

An Easter tradition at Colchester's Children's Unit will continue next week (Tues) when representatives from 7 Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) hand over chocolate eggs.

1st April 2014

Key appointments announced by Trust

The appointment of three non-executive directors has been announced today by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.


May 2014

27th May 2014

Help shape NHS decisions - local meetings in June all welcome!

The NHS in North East Essex is inviting anyone interested to come to our local Health Forum meetings in Dovercourt (Harwich), Clacton and Colchester.

27th May 2014

Panel of top experts take part in public debate on care.data

A panel of top experts will take part in a public debate in Chelmsford next month on the NHS England patient data sharing system, care.data.

23rd May 2014

Research nurses to give talk on clinical trials

Two Colchester research nurses will be the guest speakers at the June meeting (4 June) of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

23rd May 2014

Trust announces new interim chief executive

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has announced that Dr Lucy Moore is to take over as the new long-term interim chief executive from Tuesday (27th May).

22nd May 2014

University honours senior consultants

Two Colchester consultants have become Honorary Professors of the University of Essex in recognition of their strong academic and research links with the university.

21st May 2014

New £10k theatre kit is making a difference

Waiting times for cancer surgery will fall after the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital bought operating theatre equipment worth £10,000.

19th May 2014

Dr Sally Irvine to step down as NHS Trust Chair later this year

Dr Sally Irvine has announced her intention to step down as Chair of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust later this year.

19th May 2014

Hospital Radio hopes for bumper bank holiday crowds

Final preparations are underway for this year's Hospital Radio Colchester Fun Day, which takes place on Monday 26th May in Lower Castle Park, Colchester.

16th May 2014

Meeting of Trust's Council of Governors

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Monday (19th May).

14th May 2014

Health talks evening in Colchester

Stoma care and multiple sclerosis (MS) will be the subjects covered in a free health talks evening in Colchester later this month (May).

13th May 2014

"Nans and Grans" sessions will address old wives' tales

Midwives have organised "Nans and Grans" sessions in Clacton, Harwich and Colchester to mark Breastfeeding Week (19-25 May).

13th May 2014

Trust's Board to meet in public on Thursday

The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (15 May).

12th May 2014

Annual service of remembrance in Tendring

A service of remembrance will take place in Tendring next week (20 May) for families who have suffered the loss of a baby at any time during pregnancy or around the time of birth.

9th May 2014

New consultant aims to set up a PFD service

The Trust that runs Colchester General Hospital has appointed an additional consultant colorectal surgeon who also has a special interest in Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD).


June 2014

26th June 2014

Patients to benefit from £235,000 refurbishment

A ward at Colchester General Hospital has undergone an eight-week £235,000 refurbishment.

25th June 2014

Information centre appeals for volunteers

More volunteers are needed at the Macmillan Information Centre at Essex County Hospital in Colchester.

23rd June 2014

Hospital dietitian is guest speaker

Dietitian Hayley Cole will be the guest speaker at the July meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

19th June 2014

Diamond anniversary thanksgiving service

A thanksgiving service is being held at a Colchester church as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Colchester League of Hospital & Community Friends.

12th June 2014

Births to resume at midwife-led units

Births will resume at the Clacton and Harwich midwife-led units from early next month (July), it was agreed this afternoon (Thurs).

9th June 2014

Public invited to Trust's board meeting

The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (12 June).

6th June 2014

UK's most modern radiotherapy centre starts to treat patients

A £25m state-of-the-art radiotherapy centre at Colchester General Hospital will become operational on Monday (9 June).

5th June 2014

World Orthoptic Day

The Orthoptic Department at Essex County Hospital celebrated World Orthoptic Day by creating a display covering the key roles of orthoptists and the types of patients that are treated in the department.


July 2014

24th July 2014

Good progress made on hospital transfer project

Significant steps in the project to transfer all services and departments off the Essex County Hospital site have been announced today.

23rd July 2014

Trust's role in major leukaemia drug trial

Colchester General Hospital is among just 14 UK hospitals to take part in a prestigious international trial of an investigational new drug for leukaemia patients, ibrutinib.

22nd July 2014

Public invited to a meeting of hospital trust's governors

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Thursday (24 July).

17th July 2014

Trust aims for cancer services that will be "second to none"

A report published today (Thurs) about reviews of five cancer pathways at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has been welcomed by its chief executive.

17th July 2014

Trust welcomes CQC quality reports

The Chief Executive of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital welcomed the publication today (Thurs) of three quality reports by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

14th July 2014

Meeting of Trust's Board of Directors

The board of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (17 July).

9th July 2014

Striding out in support of patients needing chemotherapy

A total of about £1,000 will next week be presented to staff on Colchester's chemotherapy unit by two keen sportsmen who ran this year's London Marathon.

9th July 2014

UK "Pain Champion" to give talk in Halstead

A Mistley man who won Pain UK's Pain Champion Award 2014 will give a free health talk in Halstead later this month (July).

8th July 2014

Trust "beats the drum" to celebrate the contribution of nurses

Patients, visitors and staff are being invited to join in a celebration of nurses and the work they do at Colchester General Hospital on Thursday (10 July).

4th July 2014

Top honour for Chief Pharmacist

A leading honour has been awarded to the Chief Pharmacist of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital.

3rd July 2014

A celebration of work with young parents

Fun days are being held in Clacton and Colchester next week to celebrate the work of organisations which work together to support young parents.

1st July 2014

Visit military show - and save lives!

Visitors to this weekend's (5/6 July) Colchester Military Tournament will be invited to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.


August 2014

27th August 2014

"Best performing hospital trust in Essex and Suffolk"

The NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital scores highly for cleanliness and food and hydration, national statistics published today (Wed) show.

27th August 2014

Fogging machines used in war on bugs

How technology is being used to combat bugs has been demonstrated to visitors, patients and staff at Colchester General Hospital.

22nd August 2014

Learn about GICs, ICUsteps - and much more!

Information on subjects ranging from organ donation to myeloma will be available at a public event at Colchester General Hospital next month (Sept).

22nd August 2014

Recent and prospective parents welcome - local meetings about maternity services

You are invited to discuss choice in local maternity services at special Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC) meetings

22nd August 2014

Cancer specialist to be guest speaker

The North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group will meet for the first time early next month (Sept) following its summer break.

18th August 2014

External Review of Maternity Services

An external review of maternity services across North East Essex has been published by North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust).

15th August 2014

Another keyhole surgery first for Colchester Trust

Surgeons at Colchester General Hospital have for the first time used laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery to operate on a patient with bladder cancer.

14th August 2014

A pilgrim's trail in memory of Margaret

When Mary Judd steps out next week at the start of a sponsored walk in Spain for Colchester's Stroke Unit, she will have an unusual lucky charm.

14th August 2014

Interim Chief Executive to stay until next September

The interim chief executive of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital will stay in post until September next year, it was announced today.


September 2014

29th September 2014

New diagnostic service launched in Colchester

A 61-year-old Thorpe-le-Soken grandfather has become the first patient to benefit from a new diagnostic service at Colchester General Hospital following an investment of £132,000.

25th September 2014

Island Bake Off event in support of Neonatal Unit

A veterinary surgeon whose son died 13 hours after he was born is helping to organise "The Great Mersea Island Bake Off" in aid of Colchester's Neonatal Unit.

24th September 2014

Home country honour for Colchester surgeon

A Colchester surgeon has visited the country of his birth to receive the highest honour awarded by The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka.

22nd September 2014

Talk will be about new £25m radiotherapy centre

The £25m radiotherapy centre at Colchester General Hospital will be the subject of a talk at next week's meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

19th September 2014

Helping with the "journey of loss"

A service of remembrance will take place in Colchester for families who have suffered the loss of a baby at any time during pregnancy or around the time of birth.

16th September 2014

New approach to end of life care

A new approach to supporting dying people in the last few days of life - as well as their families and carers - is this month (Sept) being implemented across north east Essex.

15th September 2014

835,000 - and rising

Specialist nurses will next week (24th Sept) give a free health talk at Clare Town Hall about dementia.

15th September 2014

Football legend Terry Butcher to visit Neonatal Unit

England and Ipswich Town football legend Terry Butcher will visit Colchester's Neonatal Unit on Friday (19th) to hand over £1,150 on behalf of a die-hard Blues fan.

12th September 2014

Public invited to meeting of Trust's directors

The board of directors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Wednesday (17 Sept).

12th September 2014

Announcement about the post of Trust Chair

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has decided to re-advertise the post of Trust Board Chair.

11th September 2014

Quiz night to raise funds for cancer patients

A quiz night is being held next week (20th Sept) to raise funds for Colchester Breast Unit and a cancer charity.

4th September 2014

PYO initiative proves fruitful for cancer fund

Patients with prostate cancer will once again benefit from an unusual fundraising initiative held at a Colchester pick your own (PYO) plum orchard.

4th September 2014

Life After Breast Cancer tea party 2014

Places are available at a tea party being held in Colchester next month (Oct) to celebrate improving breast cancer survival rates.

2nd September 2014

Twins and triplets expected at Neonatal Unit's party

About 100 babies and toddlers - including six sets of twins and one set of triplets - are expected at a party being held in Great Bentley Village Hall on Saturday (6th Sept).


October 2014

30th October 2014

Opening of new ward at Colchester General Hospital

A new ward which will be used mainly by cancer patients has opened at Colchester General Hospital following a 13-week, £1.3m refurbishment.

28th October 2014

A better hospital experience for all

Colchester Hospital Trust is taking part in a campaign to help people with a learning disability or autism to have a better patient experience.

27th October 2014

Death of Professor Christine Temple, former Non-Executive Director of the Trust

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Professor Christine Temple (pictured), at St Helena Hospice in Colchester on 22 October.

24th October 2014

Hospital staff launch Colchester's Santa Fun Run 2014

Organisers are hoping for a record turn-out at Colchester Hospital Charity's (CoHoC) fifth Santa Fun Run in December.

24th October 2014

National interest in Throne Project

Organisers of a national conference have invited a nurse to speak about a successful scheme in Colchester to reduce patient falls in hospital toilets and bathrooms.

24th October 2014

Surgeon to be guest speaker

Surgeon Mr Rowan Casey will be the guest speaker at next month's (Nov) meeting of the North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group.

22nd October 2014

Shining a light on Colchester's expertise

Colchester General Hospital has become only the third UK hospital to trial a state-of-the-art laser used in urological surgery.

21st October 2014

Come on in - Clacton Maternity Unit is lovely!

An open day will be held in the Maternity Unit at Clacton Hospital on Friday 31 October to increase public awareness of the wide range of services it provides.

20th October 2014

Patient views vital to drive service improvements

Questionnaires will today (Mon) be posted to 850 patients who have recently been treated at either Colchester General Hospital or Essex County Hospital.

17th October 2014

Bishop of Colchester to dedicate new hospital chapel

The Bishop of Colchester will dedicate and bless a new chapel during a three-hour visit to Colchester General Hospital next week.

16th October 2014

Trust establishes an eye "one-stop shop"

A retinal suite has been created and two nurse specialists appointed in a major investment in hospital eye services in Colchester.

15th October 2014

Healthwatch Essex report

Below is the Trust's response to the Healthwatch Essex report on patient and carer experience of cancer services in Colchester which has been published today.

14th October 2014

Have Your Say on the future of Maternity Services

The NHS in North East Essex is seeking views from the public about the future of maternity services in a public consultation that runs from October 15 to December 10.

10th October 2014

Meeting in public of Trust's board

The board of directors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (16 Oct).

6th October 2014

Extra support for mums-to-be

A new programme has been introduced across north east Essex which it is hoped will result in fewer stillbirths.

2nd October 2014

Hospital opens £455,000 Surgical Assessment Unit

A new unit has opened at Colchester General Hospital to speed up the assessment and treatment of patients who may need surgery.


November 2014

26th November 2014

Hospital returns to normal working

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has today (Wed) de-escalated the internal major incident it declared on 13 November following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the previous day.

24th November 2014

"Christmas Social" to round off the year

North East Essex Urology Cancer Support Group will next week (3rd Dec) meet for the last time in 2014.

20th November 2014

Trust appoints Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse

An experienced cancer nurse has returned to her native Essex to become Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse/Head of Cancer Nursing at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

18th November 2014

Charity boost from "Spirit of Christmas"

Funds will be raised for Colchester's Neonatal Unit at "The Spirit of Christmas 2014" shopping event in Marks Tey next week (27 November).

14th November 2014

Colchester Macmillan information manager honoured for life-changing work

Colchester based Macmillan Information Manager, Debbie Farthing, has been recognised for her inspirational work supporting people affected by cancer in the area.

14th November 2014

Trust's Council of Governors to meet

The Council of Governors of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust will meet on Thursday (20 Nov).

14th November 2014

Avoid visiting A&E unless absolutely necessary

People across north east Essex are being asked not to go to the Accident and Emergency department at Colchester General Hospital unless they have a serious or life threatening condition.

10th November 2014

Papers published for Trust board meeting

The board of directors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (13 Nov).

10th November 2014

Success for Trust at awards ceremony

Staff at Colchester General Hospital are celebrating their outstanding success in the 16th annual Building Better Healthcare (BBH) Awards.


December 2014

24th December 2014

Cancer services score highly in patient survey

A survey of urology cancer patients has found high levels of satisfaction with services provided by Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

18th December 2014

Cinderella to make pre-Christmas visit to Children's Unit

Cinderella and Buttons will be among the VIP visitors to the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital just three days before Christmas.

17th December 2014

Publication of cancer waiting list independent review

The independent investigation into concerns about the manipulation of cancer waiting lists at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has found no evidence that staff were instructed to manipulate cancer data.

17th December 2014

Publication of Retrospective Review of Cancer Care

A retrospective review of 822 cancer patients treated at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust between 2010 and 2014 has concluded that there is no evidence of systematic data manipulation at the Trust.

16th December 2014

Manager Tony Humes leads out U's players on Xmas visit

Colchester United FC will make their traditional Christmas visit to the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital on Thursday (18 Dec).

10th December 2014

C&SH to open in Colchester High Street

Contraception and sexual health services in Colchester will next week relocate to the town's High Street.

9th December 2014

Making hospital fun for children with allergies

Youngsters referred to Colchester's Children's Allergy Service are being given a "My allergy adventure passport" to help make their appointments more fun and interactive.

5th December 2014

Another day, another award

An innovative heat recovery system at Colchester General Hospital has won its second award in 29 days.

5th December 2014

Trust board's final meeting of the year

The board of directors of the NHS trust that runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital will meet in public on Thursday (11 Dec).

4th December 2014

Children, parents and staff look forward to ITFC Xmas visit

Four footballers from Ipswich Town will on Monday (8th Dec) pay the club's traditional Christmas visit to the Children's Unit at Colchester General Hospital.

3rd December 2014

Surgeons take part in Movember

Surgeons at Colchester General Hospital are refamiliarising themselves with their upper lips this week after taking part in the global Movember initiative.

3rd December 2014

Mod n Casuals Scooter Club to deliver early festive cheer

A convoy of at least 20 scooter riders and bikers - including Father Christmas - will ride to Colchester General Hospital on Saturday (6th Dec) to deliver presents for children and elderly patients.

1st December 2014

Doctor volunteers for Ebola front line

A doctor is about to swap working at Colchester General Hospital for being a volunteer on the Ebola front line in West Africa.