Colchester hospital boss: We need to regain staff's confidence

Colchester hospital boss: We need to regain staff's confidence

Colchester hospital boss: We need to regain staff's confidence

First published in News

The woman in charge of Colchester’s hospitals has admitted staff have lost confidence in their bosses.

The admission came after the Care Quality Commission ruled Colchester General and Essex County hospitals needed to do more to improve patients’ safety.

Staff shortages and medication errors on the children’s ward at Colchester General Hospital are among the concerns highlighted in the commission’s latest report.

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3:27pm Fri 18 Jul 14

manikpompoo@gmail.com says...

Radiotherapy at Essex County Hospital is worst. The radiographers deviate the treatment plan by rotating the couch, changing the gantry angle and changing the radiation source to patient skin distance( In the breast cancer patients). The couch is rotated at the axis of reference points. Any rotation at the reference point brings rotation error at the body part (which is some distance away from the reference points) receiving radiation and the tumor will be displaced away and normal tissue gets the radiation dose This leads to higher radiation toxicities, this will cause irreversible damage to non cancerous tissues like heart and lung especially in cases of Breast cancer patients. Shockingly Essex county hospital does not have any evidence/ research in support of their practice. Radiation induced toxicities due to carelessness and ignorance is taking a toll and nobody is aware. IRMER has clearly laid the guidelines that all the protocols and procedures must be Evidence/research based
Radiotherapy at Essex County Hospital is worst. The radiographers deviate the treatment plan by rotating the couch, changing the gantry angle and changing the radiation source to patient skin distance( In the breast cancer patients). The couch is rotated at the axis of reference points. Any rotation at the reference point brings rotation error at the body part (which is some distance away from the reference points) receiving radiation and the tumor will be displaced away and normal tissue gets the radiation dose This leads to higher radiation toxicities, this will cause irreversible damage to non cancerous tissues like heart and lung especially in cases of Breast cancer patients. Shockingly Essex county hospital does not have any evidence/ research in support of their practice. Radiation induced toxicities due to carelessness and ignorance is taking a toll and nobody is aware. IRMER has clearly laid the guidelines that all the protocols and procedures must be Evidence/research based manikpompoo@gmail.com
  • Score: 3

5:03pm Fri 18 Jul 14

colchlad says...

Oh really? What about regaining the confidence of the patients?
Oh really? What about regaining the confidence of the patients? colchlad
  • Score: 8

6:10pm Fri 18 Jul 14

AVeryPrivateGentleman says...

You never had our confidence in you, from the day you opened the doors.
Send and to the Oaks, plush chairs tea and coffee in cups and saucers.
And by the way Doctors running the show is no longer fashionable anymore.
Bring back Mr Murphy all is forgiven.
At least he knew what was right and what was wrong.
Just exactly what is your accreditation anyway Doctor of what?
Why have not moore (Sorry for the pun of which none was intended) heads been on the block, with the waiting list fixing?
The Quality Care Boys have said the cancer unit is getting up to scratch but other sections are not.
You lot in the Turner Road Propaganda Unit told the press it was not in other areas.
But The QCC are now saying it was.
Why lie?
How many more of us are you going to kill? until you then realize what you have done or what you have been doing? come out with it and say sorry, name and shame those who took part in the gravy train free for all?
Someone in their knows something more that they have been letting on.
You never had our confidence in you, from the day you opened the doors. Send and to the Oaks, plush chairs tea and coffee in cups and saucers. And by the way Doctors running the show is no longer fashionable anymore. Bring back Mr Murphy all is forgiven. At least he knew what was right and what was wrong. Just exactly what is your accreditation anyway Doctor of what? Why have not moore (Sorry for the pun of which none was intended) heads been on the block, with the waiting list fixing? The Quality Care Boys have said the cancer unit is getting up to scratch but other sections are not. You lot in the Turner Road Propaganda Unit told the press it was not in other areas. But The QCC are now saying it was. Why lie? How many more of us are you going to kill? until you then realize what you have done or what you have been doing? come out with it and say sorry, name and shame those who took part in the gravy train free for all? Someone in their knows something more that they have been letting on. AVeryPrivateGentleman
  • Score: -1

1:59pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Davidmills says...

I feel sorry for all hospitals we build house by the thousands and the government expects the hospitals just to cope with it . with out upgrading them, and when standards fall they blame the hospital for the problem, it's the same with doctors and school the fact is they just can not cope each of them are running at over full capacity and something has to give, the staff at Colchester are friendly, and there to help when you need them but they work hard and get no thanks from the Government . They do spend more time on paper work to try and keep up with these bloody targets then they spend on the people they are there to care for, bring back the matron and get rid of the pen pushers, and bring back the mop hot water and disinfectant not just use dry clothes to clean up with.
I feel sorry for all hospitals we build house by the thousands and the government expects the hospitals just to cope with it . with out upgrading them, and when standards fall they blame the hospital for the problem, it's the same with doctors and school the fact is they just can not cope each of them are running at over full capacity and something has to give, the staff at Colchester are friendly, and there to help when you need them but they work hard and get no thanks from the Government . They do spend more time on paper work to try and keep up with these bloody targets then they spend on the people they are there to care for, bring back the matron and get rid of the pen pushers, and bring back the mop hot water and disinfectant not just use dry clothes to clean up with. Davidmills
  • Score: 1

8:25am Sun 20 Jul 14

A Very Primate Gentleman says...

AVeryPrivateGentlema
n
wrote:
You never had our confidence in you, from the day you opened the doors.
Send and to the Oaks, plush chairs tea and coffee in cups and saucers.
And by the way Doctors running the show is no longer fashionable anymore.
Bring back Mr Murphy all is forgiven.
At least he knew what was right and what was wrong.
Just exactly what is your accreditation anyway Doctor of what?
Why have not moore (Sorry for the pun of which none was intended) heads been on the block, with the waiting list fixing?
The Quality Care Boys have said the cancer unit is getting up to scratch but other sections are not.
You lot in the Turner Road Propaganda Unit told the press it was not in other areas.
But The QCC are now saying it was.
Why lie?
How many more of us are you going to kill? until you then realize what you have done or what you have been doing? come out with it and say sorry, name and shame those who took part in the gravy train free for all?
Someone in their knows something more that they have been letting on.
Give it a rest you waffling old berk you haven't got a clue what you are talking about.
[quote][p][bold]AVeryPrivateGentlema n[/bold] wrote: You never had our confidence in you, from the day you opened the doors. Send and to the Oaks, plush chairs tea and coffee in cups and saucers. And by the way Doctors running the show is no longer fashionable anymore. Bring back Mr Murphy all is forgiven. At least he knew what was right and what was wrong. Just exactly what is your accreditation anyway Doctor of what? Why have not moore (Sorry for the pun of which none was intended) heads been on the block, with the waiting list fixing? The Quality Care Boys have said the cancer unit is getting up to scratch but other sections are not. You lot in the Turner Road Propaganda Unit told the press it was not in other areas. But The QCC are now saying it was. Why lie? How many more of us are you going to kill? until you then realize what you have done or what you have been doing? come out with it and say sorry, name and shame those who took part in the gravy train free for all? Someone in their knows something more that they have been letting on.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest you waffling old berk you haven't got a clue what you are talking about. A Very Primate Gentleman
  • Score: 4

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