"Don't believe the headlines"
About: Colchester General Hospital Colchester General Hospital Colchester CO4 5JL
Posted by John
Colchester General and Essex County seem to have become targets for attack in the media, but my own experience has been outstanding. I was diagnosed with cancer in September 2012, after a comprehensive sequence of tests in about 6 weeks. I had surgery (colectomy) about a fortnight later. The inpatient care was superb. I was back on my feet in no time - I walked a mile on the 8th day. Three months later I started a six-month course of chemo: that was pretty grim, but the hospital support was excellent. Since then I've had follow-up scans, tests, checks etc, all very timely and professional, the latest being last week. If I had to go through it all again and was given a choice of hospitals, I'd opt for Colchester without hesitation. A huge thanks to all the amazing people there.