New money for Colchester A&E

By Ellie Fox

The Department of Health has awarded £1 million to Colchester hospital to loosen the tension on its Accident and Emergency department.

This was the highest amount of funding available.

Colchester’s A&E performance target is 91.7% – it’s currently in special measures, which were imposed by the Care Quality Commission in 2013. The next assessment will take place in July. Continue reading

Event to promote harmony at Essex

By Shakiya Branch

The University of Essex’s Residence Life team is hosting a one day event on 27 April from 11am to 3pm to unify the campus with love regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. The #Lovehasnolabels event will have a guessing game for peoples x-rays and the opportunity to take pictures with a cardboard cut-out. While waiting in the queue, enjoy a free cookie and wear a badge for the rest of the day to show support of #Lovehasnolabels

The event takes place in Square 3 (next to the SU bar). Follow the heart signs to find it and help unify Essex with love.