A BUS shelter has been placed at a Colchester General Hospital stop, in Turner Road.

Mark Aitken, a former governor at the hospital, said he had been campaigning for the shelter for seven years.

He said: “The fact people don’t have to wait in the rain or snow for a bus any more is an improvement.”

A spokesman for Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust said: “This stop is used by many patients, visitors and staff and the trust thought it would be a good idea to provide a bus shelter as part of a much bigger package of transport improvements.

“The shelter is on our land and was not a planning requirement but something the trust felt would be welcomed by patients, visitors and staff.”