Colchester General Hospital

Visitor Information Colchester General Hospital

Colchester General Hospital Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL Tel: 01206 747474

All kinds of people visit Colchester Common Hospital for all kinds of  reasons.
Lots of are going to be  visiting families or relatives in the course of stay in hospital or accompanying somebody to an outpatient appointment. Other people are going to be visiting the hospital to meet colleagues, attend coaching courses, or perhaps to appear round the hospital. Colchester General Hospital have matrons on duty 24 hours per day. When you have a concern about nursing care received or are concerned about what it is best to do immediately after becoming in hospital please contact one of the matrons.
Pay and Display
vehicle parking is extremely restricted at Colchester General Hospital hospitals and not    guaranteed. Because of the pressure on automobile park spaces, they would strongly encourage you to explore alternative methods of travelling to the hospital.
Trains: Colchester North.
1 mile.  Buses: Traveline. 0870 608 two 608. Parking: On-site parking obtainable. Tariffs apply


Colchester General Hospital Ward List

You may wish to phone a ward directly and Colchester General Hospital publish the ward phone numbers below. Don’t forget that a patient can receive phone calls from their friends and family to their own Patientline bedside entertainment system, although they have to set this up once at the hospital.

As well as phoning, you can contact a patient using Colchester General Hospital email messaging service.

Main Ward Block

  • Bereavement Suite (G) – 01206 742812
  • Brightlingsea Ward (1) – ENT, Vascular, General Surgery – 01206 742510
  • Childrens’ Day Unit (G) – Paediatrics – 01206 742156
  • Childrens’ Ward (G) – Paediatrics – 01206 742152
  • Critical Care Unit (1) – 01206 742386/7
  • Dedham Ward (2) – Cardiac – 01206 742718
  • Elective Care Centre (1) – 01206 742940
  • Emergency Assessment Unit (G) (EAU)     — Reception 01206 742232     — Nurse Stations 01206 742182 or 742639
  • Langham Ward (2) – General Medicine – 01206 742512
  • Mersea Ward (1) – General Medicine – 01206 746252 or 746253
  • Nayland Ward (2) – General Medicine – 01206 742716
  • West Bergholt Ward (1) – Trauma Orthopaedic – 01206 742504
  • Wivenhoe Ward (1) – General Surgery – 01206 742198 or 742508

(G) = Ground floor; (1) = 1st floor; (2) = 2nd floor

Constable Wing

  • Aldham Ward (1) – Elective Orthopaedic – 01206 742046
  • Copford Ward (2) – Elective Day Surgery – 01206 746123
  • Fordham Ward (1) – Trauma Orthopaedic – 01206 742042
  • Lexden Ward (1) – Obs & Gynae – 01206 742032
  • Special Care Baby Unit (G) – Paediatrics – 01206 742950
  • Stanway Ward (1) – Gynaecology – 01206 742035

(G) = Ground floor; (1) = 1st floor; (2) = 2nd floor

Gainsborough Wing

  • Birch Ward (2) – Care of the Elderly – 01206 745918
  • D’Arcy Ward (2) – Care of the Elderly – 01206 742694 or 742693
  • Easthorpe Ward (1) – Specialist Medicine – 01206 746571 or 746577
  • Layer Marney Ward (1) – Medicine – 01206 742915 or 742927
  • Peldon Ward (1) – Care of the Elderly – 01206 742177
  • Stroke Unit (G) – Specialist Medicine – 01206 742282
  • Tiptree Ward (1) – Care of the Elderly – 01206 742260

(G) = Ground floor; (1) = 1st floor; (2) = 2nd floor

Elmstead Day Unit (G)

  • Gastroenterology – 01206 742384
  • Medical Ward Clerk & Haematology Lounge – 01206 742519
  • Pre-Admission Sister – 01206 742377
  • Surgical Ward Clerk – 01206 744289 or 742375 or 742376
  • Urology – 01206 742351

(G) = Ground floor

Alternatively, you may wish to phone our main telephone number: Trust Switchboard: 01206 747474

Essex County       Hospital

Lexden Road

Colchester, Essex CO3 3NB
01206 747 474

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