Essex MP's talk about their support for Colchester Hospital

Essex MPs have come to the defence of staff at a hospital that was named and shamed over its high death rate.

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, together with Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust, were among five singled out by inspectors following a damning report into years of abuse and neglect at Stafford Hospital.

But tonight there are claims that Colchester Hospital was wrongly targetted - and the MPs say that is unfair on the doctors and nurses who work there. Serena Sandhu reports.

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Essex MPs support Colchester Hospital

Essex MPs have given their support to Colchester Hospital managers, after news the Trust was being investigated over high death rates. Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust was one of five trusts to be targeted by inspectors.