The NHS Trust which runs Colchester Hospital has welcomed a report published today looking into the safety of the hospital's cancer services.
The review was carried out by NHS England who found five areas of cancer care which were deemed to be "unsafe".
“We accept in full the report and its recommendations, and I would like to thank everyone who contributed for their work which shines a light on the way ahead for our cancer services.
“Today’s publication will help to shape our Cancer Action Plan and gives us an opportunity to create consistently good quality cancer services that our patients have the right to expect, a challenge which we have already taken up with great focus and determination.
“The report identifies a number of problems in our cancer services which are extremely concerning but which we have started to address."
More top news
Mostly dry this morning but cloud will increase through the day with rain arriving tonight.
A mostly dry night with some clear skies allowing a touch of frost to form in places. Increasing cloud from the west tomorrow.
A woman from Milton Keynes who became Britain's first surrogate 30 years ago says she still wonders what became of the baby she gave away.