Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

01245 362000 Broomfield Hospital, Court Road , Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7ET

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 7 ratings for this trust



  • Mid Essex Hospitals championing dignity in care
Outside the new wing at Broomfield Hospital

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute and community based services to a local population of approx 371,000. It also provides regional upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) surgical services, a national profile plastics service and regional head and neck services, in addition to a supra regional burns service (St Andrew's centre for plastic surgery and burns).

The Trust, based in the heart of Essex, employs over 3,800 staff and provides services from five sites in and around Chelmsford, Maldon, Braintree and Witham. However, the Trust’s estate has changed significantly with the opening of a new hospital wing.

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Departments and services

The Trust provides the following clinical services:

Therapies / Diagnostics (Radiology & Pathology)
Critical & Emergency Care - Clinical Director
Medical Specialties - Clinical Directors
Surgery, Urology and Endoscopy
Muscular Skeletal Services
Anaesthetics and Theatres
Burns & Plastics
Specialist Surgery
Women’s & Children’s Services & Sexual Health

Latest news

Mid Essex Hospitals championing dignity in care

With a network of nearly 600 dignity champions and growing, Mid Essex excels in dignity in care.

The Trust take part in the Dignity in Care campaign led by the National Dignity Council which pledges to promote and present dignity in hearts, minds and actions, changing the culture of care services and placing a greater emphasis on improving the quality of care and the experience of those cared for in hospital.

The Dignity Champions at the Trust work to ensure that dignity is considered as a fundamental element of patient care, and that the hospital provides compassionate and person-centred services. The Dignity Champions hold regular staff dignity forums to discuss projects and share ideas.

The Trust agreed to meet the Department of Health’s Dignity Challenge, which highlights ten points for consideration; among them is having zero tolerance of all forms of abuse, treating each person as an individual by offering a personalised service, and respecting people’s right to privacy.

Angela Wade, Professional Development Lead Nurse and Dignity Lead for the Trust said:

“Here at the Trust we are passionate about dignified care and creating a dignified environment for our patients and staff. We are currently working on three core improvement projects which include dignified behaviour, a dignified environment, and dignified patient clothing.

“As part of the Trust’s culture project we are focusing on behaviours that promote dignified care. We have a patient experience and dignity in care section on corporate induction for all new staff joining the organisation as well as staff development and action forums to continually support staff. We have developed a short film that summarises what dignity means to us at Mid Essex (watch the video below or at: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYsxc_cGV1Y )

“By listening to patients and staff we have initiated service improvements across many areas of the hospital, including the introduction of privacy windows in stroke and elderly care and the dermatology outpatients department having privacy improved in their waiting area. We have also purchased 50 personal listeners and 20 desktop hearing loops to support those who have hearing loss during their hospital visits, made possible through the extremely kind donations from the Friends at Broomfield.

“We have also seen the introduction of the modesty theatre gown for patients, and ‘winter warmer’ packs for some of our most vulnerable patients on the emergency floor.”

For further information and dignity improvement suggestions please contact Angela Wade at angela.wade@meht.nhs.uk or on 01245 51(5166)

Last updated on 09 December 2014.

Latest reviews of this trust

I have always had excellent treatment at Broomfield Hospital

As stated I have always have been treated very well at Broomfield Hospital, especially the Orthopaedic Dep't and Doctor I see, but also t...

10 December 2018

Lack of manners, unprofessional and knowledge

Our daughter (3) didn’t feel well, so we called 111 (Sunday 18th November) , we explained what she had and they promised to called in 2 ...

18 November 2018

Florence Jones Pyeloplasty Operation 29/03/18

On behalf of my wife and myself, we both wish to thank the surgeon and all the staff for the faultless care and attention she received fr...

10 April 2018

A&E Experience

I arrived at A&E by taxi being virtually unable to walk. At first the receptionist appeared disinterested, but once I asked for a whe...

10 December 2017

Good facilities and Efficient Care through A&E

Car park have to use coins extremely poor no pay by card or phone option. Not good if you want to go in A&E and than have to go hunt...

2 November 2017

Last updated on 29 June 2018.

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