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MP's concern as Colchester Hospital declares 'major incident'

Colchester Hospital has declared a "major incident" following an inspection on Wednesday by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which raised "safeguarding concerns".

The hospital trust said the major incident is likely to last a week, and has asked patients to visit Accident & Emergency only if they have a "serious or life-threatening condition".

The local Liberal Democrat MP, Sir Bob Russell, told the BBC he had been contacted separately on Friday by a patient with concerns about the hospital.

  • 15 Nov 2014
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