Services likely to move to health centre when Essex County Hospital closes

Gazette: Services likely to move to health centre when Essex County Hospital closes Services likely to move to health centre when Essex County Hospital closes

NHS managers are hoping to move some of the soon-to-be closed Essex County Hospital’s departments to a health centre near Colchester General Hospital.

Colchester’s hospitals trust wants to move services such as ophthalmology and dermatology to the Colchester Primary Care Centre, in Turner Road.

The ageing Essex County Hospital is due to close next year, as part of the trust’s modernisation programme.

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7:27pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Nom De Plume says...

There is nothing aged about Essex County, some of the most professional and classiest hospitals are old.
This is a cynical display about money and its root cause.
Well whoever bags this place for redevelopment is a lucky one.
It has all been said before and no one listens.
There is nothing aged about Essex County, some of the most professional and classiest hospitals are old. This is a cynical display about money and its root cause. Well whoever bags this place for redevelopment is a lucky one. It has all been said before and no one listens. Nom De Plume
  • Score: 6

9:58pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Ontheball says...

Is this the building that was built on NHS land for the NHS, then sold by them and then leased back at some expense, with hardly any use made of it apart from the Walk In Centre. The whole business of the General has been a shambles. Why on earth was the General not extended on to the old Turner Village site when it shut down. You can hardly swing a brick on the cramped site that the General now stands on.
Is this the building that was built on NHS land for the NHS, then sold by them and then leased back at some expense, with hardly any use made of it apart from the Walk In Centre. The whole business of the General has been a shambles. Why on earth was the General not extended on to the old Turner Village site when it shut down. You can hardly swing a brick on the cramped site that the General now stands on. Ontheball
  • Score: 8

10:31pm Fri 4 Jul 14

BED 1 says...

There is only one reason for closing this hospital. So they can sell off the land to builders for more housing and so greedy pigs with their noses in the troff can get a back hander or two. They learned it all from Lord Hanningfield and they all want a piece of the action.

Don't you ever ask yourself how come Tesco etc build a store when the council swear blind no planning permission for housing is granted and 2 years after, 1'000 of houses crop up. Did you think Tesco just guessed or did they cross some palms with silver to find out what the public are being lied to about. Local politics up and down the country people. County Hospital is a victim of greed.
There is only one reason for closing this hospital. So they can sell off the land to builders for more housing and so greedy pigs with their noses in the troff can get a back hander or two. They learned it all from Lord Hanningfield and they all want a piece of the action. Don't you ever ask yourself how come Tesco etc build a store when the council swear blind no planning permission for housing is granted and 2 years after, 1'000 of houses crop up. Did you think Tesco just guessed or did they cross some palms with silver to find out what the public are being lied to about. Local politics up and down the country people. County Hospital is a victim of greed. BED 1
  • Score: 2

3:15pm Tue 8 Jul 14

manikpompoo@gmail.com says...

To all the people of Colchester, Please do not go to Radiotherapy centre of
Colchester hospital, Their protocols are faulty and the radiographers do unplanned
deviation in the treatment plan, which causes healthy tissues to receive radiation
which is supposed to be received by cancer cells, Breast patient are receiving the
worst quality treatment.
If you do not trust me then you go to the department and inquire about the research
or any evidence which they have for their protocols. You will be surprised that they
have been practicing without evidence, and CQC has never inspected them.
To all the people of Colchester, Please do not go to Radiotherapy centre of Colchester hospital, Their protocols are faulty and the radiographers do unplanned deviation in the treatment plan, which causes healthy tissues to receive radiation which is supposed to be received by cancer cells, Breast patient are receiving the worst quality treatment. If you do not trust me then you go to the department and inquire about the research or any evidence which they have for their protocols. You will be surprised that they have been practicing without evidence, and CQC has never inspected them. manikpompoo@gmail.com
  • Score: 0
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