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Updated 11 November 2015

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About our Trust and why you should join us

Join us, we're recruiting!

Employing more than 4,200 staff, our Trust runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital and also provides a range of hospital services for the population of north east Essex and south Suffolk.

The Trust has a clear improvement plan to address concerns raised by regulators and was commended by the CQC on the quality of care provided by staff.

The Trust has made significant investment at Colchester General Hospital, for instance by increasing the capacity and improving patient pathways in the Emergency Department in 2014 and by building a £25m Radiotherapy Centre which opened in June 2014.

In addition, the Trust is relocating the services at Essex County Hospital, either to Colchester General Hospital or into community settings.

Barbara Stuttle CBE

Message from Barbara Stuttle CBE, Director of Nursing and Quality

"Our Trust is a good place to work! We will utilise your skills and expertise and develop you as we develop our services.

"Yes we have had some issues and concerns, but I am convinced that if we can increase our numbers of nurses to join our brilliant staff within the Trust, we can meet our objectives.

"If you are looking for a challenge and deliver high quality care - want a change and to be able to make a significant difference - please talk to our Recruitment Team by phone (01206 744022) or email me and come and join us.

Together we can make this Trust a really good place where excellent care is given to our patients."

Finally, don't just take my word for it: see what our staff say in the video below and make sure you have a look at our Nursing and Midwifery Strategy, Caring with Pride


Please contact the Human Resources Team via 01206 744022 during office hours, for enquiries relating to:

  • Employment services
  • Medical recruitment
  • Locum recruitment
  • Non-medical recruitment

Or email:

At Our Best

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To aid promoting its vision, the Trust has a programme called At Our Best to inspire, support and develop all staff to consistently deliver the very best patient experience.

But it isn't just a programme about patients. It is also one that wants to inspire staff and to listen to their concerns.

Make sure you check out the Trust's behaviour standards and values that we expect all staff to adhere to.

Investors in People

Our Trust has been an Investor in People since 2004.