"Hell on earth."

About: Colchester General Hospital

Went in following a car accident where i had sustained a head injury. Was in a corridor for a while, put onto a solid bed and then made to sit on a chair as they were short of beds. Need I add that I was very dizzy and ended up falling off the chair and hurting my hand in the fall. I was violently vomiting and made to do this in front of other patients in a busy corridor. Take my advice and take a short drive over the Chelmsford or Ipswich - much nicer hospital and caring staff.

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Response from Colchester General Hospital

I apologise you’ve not had a good patient experience. We try really hard to improve our services based on the comments we receive from our patients, their relatives or carers. We would like the opportunity to discuss your experiences more fully and to apologise in person. If you are willing I would appreciate it if I could ask the matron to contact you. Could you email me, using the reference “Comment on Accident and emergency services at RDEE4-Colchester General Hospital at 17/07/2014 16:19:23 ”, please? Many thanks Paul Searle, Head of Communications Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust info@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

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