Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone: 01268 524900
Address: Basildon Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 9 ratings for this trust


Under our values of pride, compassion, progressiveness and partnership, we provide:

  • an extensive range of acute medical services at Basildon University Hospital
  • outpatients, diagnostics and a day surgery unit at Orsett Hospital (Orsett also houses a minor-injuries unit)
  • diagnostic services (x-ray and phlebotomy) at the St. Andrew’s Centre, Billericay

We primarily serve the 400,000 population of Basildon and Thurrock in south west Essex, plus residents of the neighbouring districts of Billericay and Brentwood (for whom we are the main provider of cardiology services) and Castle Point. 

In addition to our extensive acute care departments, the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre based at Basildon University Hospital opened in July 2007 and serves the county of Essex and beyond.  Amongst the most modern centres of its kind in the country, it provides specialist diagnosis and treatment for people with cardiovascular (heart) and respiratory (lung) diseases, and boasts the latest equipment and technology.  It recently launched a state-of-the-art treatment ‘primary percutaneous coronary intervention service’.  Heart attack victims from across the county are brought directly to the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre to have stents fitted to repair constricted coronary arteries, within just over two hours of the ambulance arriving at the scene.

Last year the trust treated: 

  • 63,000 inpatients
  • 270,000 outpatients
  • delivered 4,000 babies
  • attended over 90,000 A&E patients

We provide 24/7 thrombolysis for stroke victims, a ‘maternity direct’ service for pregnant women who want to connect directly with a midwife instead of going through their GP and a new £5million endoscopy department following the introduction of the South Essex Bowel Cancer Screening Service.

A new bigger, £17 million A&E with a separate, dedicated children’s section and fracture clinic is currently under construction - for completion in 2012.

The trust has significantly reduced infection rates and waiting times and we have a strong track record of sound financial performance.  Modeled on co-operative and mutual traditions, our status as a foundation hospital means we can use our surpluses and borrowing freedoms to invest in our future, be it to develop services or enhance and speed-up existing plans. 

Despite our size – almost 5,000 employees – we are very much part of our community.  All staff and another 10,000 people from our local community have signed-up to become trust members and have a real say in how things are run.  Members can nominate and elect public governors or stand to serve on the board of governors themselves.  

Latest reviews of this trust

Thank you to all medical and ancillary staff.

Firstly, my sincere thanks to the medical team, who subsequently undertook the two coronary angioplasties I needed, as a result of my ear...

6 October 2015

Amazing A&E

Visited A&E at a very busy time with my son and his girlfriend following a Go Karting accident, We were seen immediately despite th...

18 May 2015

Paediatric A&E- Fantastic as ever

Unfortunately we have had to make three visits here in the last couple of years, the most recent one today but my son has received first-...

27 April 2015

A & E, Surgical Referral Ward and Elsdon Ward

The treatment I received in all three areas of the hospital were second to none. After a fall down a flight of stairs I was seen immedia...

17 March 2015

Total knee replacement

I was admitted to Horndon ward on Jan 12, 2015. I arrived at 10am and was immediately seen by the admissions staff, and made to feel at e...

9 February 2015

Quality of service at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Last updated on 29 June 2015.

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