Colchester Hospital Hopper

What is the Hospital Hopper?

The Colchester Hospital Hopper Service was introduced in July 2004 in partnership with central government, Essex County Council Essex County Council and Tendring Primary Care Trust. TCT also received a one-off financial contribution for the Hopper service from the Neighbourhood Interaction Fund. The service is currently funded by the Independent, Choice & Control Fund which ends March 2018.

The Hopper is a wheelchair accessible service that helps people access Colchester General Hospital, Essex County Hospital, Colchester Hospices, The North East Essex Primary Care Centre in Turner Road, Colchester, and The Oaks Hospital. The bus will stop at  other health facility on route, on request.

Who can use the Hospital Hopper?
Anyone who finds it difficult or impossible to access public transport.

Hospital Hopper's route?

  • The Hopper route covers Holland on sea, Clacton, Great Clacton, Little Clacton, St Osyth Gt. Bentley Village Hall - then on to Colchester


Hospital Hopper Bus Service Timetable Monday - Friday

Start Time  06:15   09:00 11:00   14:00  16:15  19:00
Picking up in Holland on Sea, Clacton,             
Great Clacton, Jaywick, St Osyth, Great Bentley            
To Arrive At            
St Helena Hospice, Bancroft Close  07:00   09:45  11:45   14:45  17:00  19:45
Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road  07:05   09:50  11:50  14:50  17:05  19:50
The Oaks Hospital, Mile End Road  07:10   10:00  12:00 15:00   17:10  20:00
Essex County Hospital, Lexden Road  07:15   10:05  12:05  15:05  17:15  20:05
Return time       
Essex County Hospital, Lexden Road 08:00 10:05 13:00  15:15   18:15 20:15 
The Oaks Hospital, Mile End Road 08:10 10:10  13:05   15:20  18:20 20:20 
Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road 08:15  10:15  13:10  15:25  18:25 20:25
St Helena Hospice, Barncroft Close 08:20 10:20 13:15   15:30  18:30 20:30



The times shown above are approximate and may vary owing to traffic congestion and the individual needs of our passengers. Our drivers strive to keep to the times listed above, which are subject to review.


To Book
To book simply telephone 01255 436962/07948055888. Alternatively, you may wish to visit our offices to discuss your transport needs:- Tendring Community Transport, Hurlingham Chambers, 61 Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. CO15 1SD.

How much does it cost?
Please ring 01255 436962 for up to date fare information. Free travel if you hold a concessionary bus pass. Dogs who assist disable people and escorts are welcome.

If you use this service click feedback and tell us about your travel experience or any other comment you wish to make.Alternatively, email or call us on 01255 436962. TCT welcomes expressions of thanks and immediately acts upon complaints. Both help us to monitor and evaluate the quality of the services we provide.

You can read what our customers have to say about our service on the customer feedback page.