Health minister visits trouble-hit Essex hospital

Colchester General Hospital.

Colchester General Hospital. - Credit: Su Anderson

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt met staff and bosses at the troubled Colchester General Hospital today.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Picture: PA Wire.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Picture: PA Wire. - Credit: PA

The hospital was rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission last week following an inspection in November and December..

Mr Hunt said: “I had a good visit to Colchester General Hospital where there is huge energy and determination to turn the hospital around and get it out of special measures.

“The hard work of staff there is inspiring.”