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Employing 4,500 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 aiming to relocate the services at Essex County Hospital by July 2015, either to Colchester General Hospital or into community settings.

Barbara Stuttle CBE

Message to all nurses from Barbara Stuttle CBE, Director of Nursing and Quality.

"I would like to reassure you that despite the adverse publicity, 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 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 me either by phone or email and come and join us. It really isn't all bad and together we can make this hospital a really good place where excellent care is given to our patients."

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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.