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

Colchester Hospital cancer treatment fantastic.

I would like to thank the hospital for the exceptional care I have received for my breast cancer. The Mary Baron chemotherapy unit is sec...

29 January 2016

excellent care

I had a hysterectomy on 23rd December 2015 carried out by Dr and team. I was in Stanway ward for 2 nights and could not have had better ...

7 January 2016

Visit to A & E.......2nd January 2016

I just had to write after my Mum of 94yrs had a fall & cut her head and was taken to A & E in the early hours of 2nd January 2016......sh...

2 January 2016

Thank you

I was in Colchester Hospital yesterday for a minor elective surgery. I really cannot thank all the staff involved in my stay / treatment...

27 November 2015

The Stroke Unit

I would just like to say a big thank you to all the staff in the stroke unit. My husband received the best of care whilst there after a v...

3 November 2015

Quality of service at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

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Last updated on 23 October 2015.

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