About: Colchester General Hospital Colchester General Hospital Colchester CO4 5JL
I attended A & E in Colchester last Monday night as my 20 month old son had trapped his finger in a door. Considering how busy the department was, we were seen relatively quickly. While we were waiting, there were plenty of toys for my son to play with which was a really good distraction! The staff were really friendly, compassionate and helpful. A student nurse was particularly sweet and even got a bear for my son to cuddle! He's really attached to it now, think it saw him through traumatic times! When his finger was being cleaned up, he was asleep which shows just how gentle the nurse and doctor were being. We were referred to Broomfield hospital as, the following day, my son had to have a operation on his finger in the plastics department (which Colchester does not have) but feel he was thoroughly checked over and dealt with to the best of the ability of all the staff while in Colchester's A & E care.