Hospitals (Local)

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Colchester General Hospital: the Accident & Emergency department is only for critical or life-threatening situations requiring medical attention, such as loss of consciousness, heavy blood loss, suspected broken bones, persistent chest pain, difficulty breathing, overdoses, ingestion or poisoning etc.  If you think immediate treatment by paramedics is needed, call 999 for an emergency ambulance.   View www.getthereontheweb.org which will provide you with the information you need to make best use of all transport options available when you are visiting Colchester General Hospital.

For information about other hospitals, see NHS Choices

Accident & Emergency Search

An emergency is a critical or life threatening situation requiring medical attention, such as:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Heavy blood loss
  • Suspected broken bones
  • Persistent chest pain for 15 minutes or more
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Overdose, ingestion or poisoning

To find your nearest Accident & Emergency Department, go to the NHS Choices website.

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Essex County Hospital, Our Trust provides healthcare services to around 370,000 people from Colchester and the surrounding area of north east Essex. In addition it provides radiotherapy and oncology services to a wider population of about 670,000 across north and mid-Essex. for more information

 

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Clacton & District Hospital: Clacton Minor Injuries Unit (tel 01255 201594/201662) is a nurse-led service providing treatment for minor injuries eg cuts, sprains and fractures.  The Unit is open 9am - 9pm, seven days a week.   Community Hospitals - Clacton on Sea leaflet (Adobe Acrobat - 361 Kb)

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Fryatt Hospital and Mayflower Medical Centre, Harwich: Harwich Minor Injuries Unit (tel 01255 201226) is a nurse-led service providing treatment for minor injuries eg cuts, sprains and fractures.  The Unit is open 9am - 5pm, seven days a week.

 


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