Colchester General Hospital gets £30k reception upgrade

Essex County Standard: Colchester General Hospital gets £30k reception upgrade Colchester General Hospital gets £30k reception upgrade

THE reception and waiting area of Colchester General Hospital’s main outpatient department has been transformed with a £30,000 upgrade.

The two reception desks have been replaced by one modern desk, creating space for 50 new chairs for patients.

Two old TV sets have been replaced by 42-inch flatscreen models while the repainted area has been changed to allow more patients to look out into the courtyard while they wait for appointments.

Tracey Saunders, outpatient reception supervisor, said there are now two extra workstations, allowing them to help more patients.

She said: “The upgrade has made a huge improvement to the look of the department, really bringing it into the 21st century. It is clean and modern-looking and the featured frontage, which lights up, is a talking piece.

“The patients are receiving a quicker service, and the upgrade has lifted the spirits of patients and staff and made the waiting and working environment a much more pleasant experience.”

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5:24pm Mon 24 Feb 14

suzyn says...

Better sort out the abysmal parking, if you expect anyone to make it to outpatient appointments.
Better sort out the abysmal parking, if you expect anyone to make it to outpatient appointments. suzyn
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12:03pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Checkout says...

I agree with you suzyn, the parking situation at the hospital is horrendous. Other than for aesthetic reasons, I cannot see why the large green sward at the front of the hospital is not turned into a relief parking area until a more satisfactory solution is found. I' saw a long queue stretching down Turner road waiting to access parking yesterday. Time for action.
I agree with you suzyn, the parking situation at the hospital is horrendous. Other than for aesthetic reasons, I cannot see why the large green sward at the front of the hospital is not turned into a relief parking area until a more satisfactory solution is found. I' saw a long queue stretching down Turner road waiting to access parking yesterday. Time for action. Checkout
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