Essex

Stranded Colchester hospital staff sleep at hospital

Staff at an Essex hospital stayed overnight in an empty ward because the snow meant they could not get home.

Some nurses and doctors at Colchester General Hospital were unable to get home on Saturday night.

An NHS manager and an employee from the construction firm working at the hospital used their 4x4s to take some staff to and from work.

At Essex County Hospital, Colchester, staff worked double shifts because colleagues were unable to get in.

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