Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

01206 747474 Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road , Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL
http://www.colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

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Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has two main sites:Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital. The Trust provides healthcare services to around 370,000 people from Colchester and the surrounding area of north east Essex.

Colchester General Hospital opened in 1984. There are 562 inpatient beds (general and anaesthetic), 44 maternity beds (including at Clacton and Harwich hospitals) and 13 critical care beds. (This doesn't include cots or A&E.)

Essex County Hospital was opened in 1820 and until October 2014 had two inpatient wards used for oncology (cancer) patients. It has long been the strategy of this Trust and our predecessor organisations to centralise acute services at Colchester General Hospital. In April 2014 the Board of Directors announced its intention to transfer all services and departments off the Essex County Hospitalsite. Chemotherapy had already moved to the General in October 2013 and the Radiotherapy Department relocated in June 2014 to a brand-new £25m Radiotherapy Centre. Rhys Lewis and Jefferson wards moved to the newly-refurbished and extended West Bergholt Ward at the General site in October 2014.

Scientific staff are based at the Severalls Hospital site and in the microbiology department near Colchester General Hospital.

Although it is our strategy to centralise acute services at Colchester General Hospital, we also provide some services - such as outpatient and maternity services - at the community hospitals in Clacton and Harwich (run by Anglian Community Enterprise, or ACE) and Halstead Hospital (run by Provide, formerly Central Essex Community Services).

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Latest reviews of this trust

EAU

My wife (grade 3 stage 4 cancer) was admitted to A&e on 30th April. Key points 1. Team on EAU very very very good. They were organi...

30 April 2016

feedback on review

I left feedback on this site as I have not had any continuity in my treatment in the neurology dept, I was sent a message to contact a pa...

28 April 2016

Elmstead Ward

I attended Elmstead Ward for a colonoscopy 25th March. The treatment I received from the member of staff on reception through to the nurs...

25 March 2016

Efficient hospital, caring staff

My family has used Colchester hospital a number of times. My little girl was born there. My little son had an operation there. My husband...

20 March 2016

Visit to A&E great care

I went to A&E on 14/03/16. i did not have to wait long to be seen. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The doctor arranged tests...

15 March 2016

Quality of service at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

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Last updated on 23 October 2015.

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