Research project

Essex County Hospital Remembered

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This project aims to help preserve the history of The Essex County Hospital, after its closure in 2018.

Essex County Hospital, which has served patients from Colchester and the surrounding area since 1820, closed in Spring 2018 when the transfer of its services into the community and to Colchester General Hospital was completed. The Essex County Hospital Remembered project aims to help preserve the history of this popular Colchester hospital by documenting it's story in the NHS era of 1948 to the present day.

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Colchester Hospital in 1936
University and NHS unite on history project

A new website is launched to help preserve the memory of Essex County Hospital. Some of the material will include photographs, people's memories and architectural drawings of the famous Colchester hospital.

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