Hospital accommodation in Essex

If you’re studying nursing, midwifery or operating department practice with us, and your course includes a placement in Essex, you can apply to live in hospital accommodation in Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow or Southend.

You’ll share with other nursing, midwifery and operating department practice students if space is available. Contact us for details on availability.

To apply, complete our hospital accommodation application form, and send it back to us by post or email (details are on the form).

You’ll be offered accommodation for one academic year. Normally, accommodation is offered to first year students and priority is given to those whose home is more than five miles away from their study site.

Application form for hospital accommodation

You can also choose to live in our Student Village in Chelmsford. Applications for the Student Village are made online.

Basildon

In Basildon, accommodation is single rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. There are 211 units of accommodation altogether. It costs £114 per week (includes gas, electricity, council tax, water, internet and bed linen). If you’re staying for more than three months, you’ll need to pay a deposit of one month’s rent.

Chelmsford

Chelmsford offers single rooms in three-bed, fully furnished houses. Each house has two toilets, a bathroom, lounge and kitchen (washing machine not included). Rent is £469.81 per month (includes gas, electricity, water and council tax). There are 353 units of accommodation altogether. There is no deposit required.

Colchester

A range of hospital accommodation is on offer in Colchester across 215 rooms:

  • single non en-suite room: £492.03 per month includes gas, electricity, water and council tax
  • single en-suite room: £546.91 per month includes gas, electricity, water and council tax
  • one-bed flat: £684.57 per month includes gas, electricity, water and council tax
  • two-bed houses (fully furnished): £907.24 per month. Gas, electricity, water and council tax not included.

You’ll need to pay a deposit of one month’s rent before you move in.

Harlow

There’s a range of hospital accommodation in Harlow in purpose-built, four-bedroom houses. Each house has a shared shower room, bath and toilet; downstairs toilet; shared kitchen (with cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave) and furnished sitting area with a small TV. Rent is £523.50 per month.

Your rent includes gas, electricity, water and a communal TV licence. You’ll need to pay two months' rent to get your keys.

Southend

In Southend, there are single en-suite rooms available, and kitchens are shared between seven others. Rent is £422.36 per month (includes room internet, electricity, water and council tax). There are 134 units of accommodation. A deposit may be required. Southend Hospital can only offer short-term accommodation.