Infusion chairs bring relaxation to patients

A generous donation of four Infusion Chairs within Gainsborough Clinics at Colchester Hospital was made on 31 August by the North East Essex Crohns & Colitis Association. The chairs are designed for relaxation and will benefit a large number of patients being...

Social Meeting Wednesday 30th January

CCUK North Essex are holding a social meeting on Wednesday 30th January at 8-9.30pm at the Albert Beefeater, Cowdray Avenue, CO1 1UT. It is chance to meet other people with IBD in an informal atmosphere, have a drink and make new friends. CCUK members will also be...

Hayley skydives for CCUK

In November 2016, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Ten days later I had a subtotal colectomy to save my life. Diagnosis and surgery within such a short space of time was a lot to deal with, physically and mentally, and it’s something I’m still struggling with...

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness – Friday 7th December

North Essex CCUK group are hosting a stand outside the canteen at Colchester General Hospital on Friday 7th December 2018, 2-5pm to help raise awareness of Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. If you or a family member suffer from these conditions, or you...

Saturday 8th December – Coffee Morning

CCUK North Essex are holding an informal coffee morning at 10am at the Beth Chatto Gardens cafe. Come along and join us for a drink and a chat. Feel free to come dressed in something purple as well!  ...

Martin Reed speaks at NESS meeting

Our recent North East Essex Stoma Support (NESS) group meeting was very well attended. We were pleased to welcome Catherine Morgan the Director of Nursing who found the meeting extremely worthwhile. Martin Reed – one of our Peer support patients completed a...