THE trust which runs Colchester’s hospitals is improving according health regulator Monitor.
An investigation into Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust, which runs Colchester General Hospital and and Essex County Hospital, was sparked last year by the discovery of high death rates in north Essex and at 13 other UK hospital trusts.
During the investigation, the hospital was ordered to improve in 33 areas.
In a fresh report published today, the hospital was found to be improving in 26 out of those 33 areas.
But there is still significant concerns or limited or no evidence of improvements bheing made in six areas.
One group of actions, relating to escorting patients going to the radiology department for diagnostic tests, had been fully implemented.
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