Southend Hospital

Telephone: 01702 435555
Address: Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0RY

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 104 ratings for this hospital


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Southend University Hospital provides healthcare for around 330,000 people through a comprehensive range of acute services found at the main Prittlewell Chase site and at outlying satellite clinics across the region.

Our hospital is the South Essex surgical centre for uro-oncology and gynae-oncology surgery and is a centre of excellence for the care of stroke. We provide a comprehensive range of acute services including: acute medical and surgical specialities: general medicine; general surgery; orthopaedics; ear, nose and throat; ophthalmology; cancer treatment; renal dialysis; obstetrics & gynaecology, and children's services.

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Southend Hospital

Tel: 01702 435555   Fax: 01702 385856

Address: Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0RY


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Latest reviews of this hospital

Staff shortages and increased workload evident

My wife was recently in the care of the Maternity Services at the hospital and i'm afraid to say that we breathed a sigh of relief when w...

12 April 2014

Xray appointment

Had X-ray on both knees on 5th April. In and out in 15 minutes. Excellent service. Receptionist and radiographer first rate. We'll done ...

7 April 2014


I had my annual eye examination at the Southend eye unit on Friday 28th March & as usual was dealt with with care, consideration and ...

31 March 2014

Detached retina surgery and cataract surgery

I was diagnosed with a detached retina on a late Saturday afternoon just before Christmas by my wonderful optician in Leigh. He arranged ...

28 March 2014

Full hysterectomy Dec 2013

I cannot thank the doctor and her team enough. Even though major surgery was performed, I had no external incisions even though I also ha...

27 March 2014

Quality of service at Southend Hospital

This hospital is managed by Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

82 from 381 responses
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Friends and Family Test score: A&E

54 from 296 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Care Quality Commission national standards

All standards met
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Number of MRSA cases in last 3 months

0 case(s) in the last three months

Patient survey score for cleanliness

As expected with a score of 8.71

C. difficile infections in last 3 months

Average (0.01 cases per bed in the last three months)

NHS Choices users rating

Responding to patient safety alerts

Poor - Some alerts not signed off after deadline

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

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Last updated on 28 July 2010.

Information supplied by Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust