The Care Quality Commission says both Colchester Hospital and Essex County Hospital need to make further improvements to their services.
The Trust, which runs both hospitals, has been in special measures since last October.
The Trust says significant progress has been made but there is more to do.
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After what's been the hottest day in the region for almost 10 years there are warnings tonight about the dangers of swimming in open water.
Today was the hottest day of the year so far but temperatures will be down a little tomorrow with the risk of thunder.
A sizzling day for the Anglia region with temperatures rocketing into the mid 30's.