Breaking: Colchester Hospital put into special measures

Colchester Hospital has been put into special measures by the health sector regulator Monitor in order to "safeguard patient services".

The hospital hit the headlines last week after claims were made that some staff at the hospital had been bullied into falsifying waiting-time data to help it meet targets.


An "improvement director" and a "high performing hospital trust" will now be appointed to help Colchester hospital improve patient care


Colchester cancer scandal

Colchester Hospital has been reported to the police following complaints from staff that they were being "pressured or bullied" to falsify data relating to cancer patients.