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Watchdog says patients 'not treated with respect'

The Care Quality Commission has highlighted its main concerns at Colchester General Hospital, in a letter to its Chief Executive

Colchester General Hospital Credit: ITV News Anglia

The health watchdog says that during an inspection last month it found patients were not treated with dignity and respect, and that the leadership in both Accident and Emergency and the Emergency Assessment Unit was below an acceptable standard.

After the inspection a major incident lasting almost two weeks was declared at the hospital. The full report is yet to be published.