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The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC) provides specialist treatment and care for people with heart or lung problems.

The centre boasts some of the most modern cardiothoracic (heart and lung) treatment facilities in the country. It was purpose-built to accommodate the highly equipped operating theatres and cardiology treatment rooms needed to provide world-class treatment and care.

The CTC is run by Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is located on the Basildon University Hospital site, and is able to treat a greater range of patients by having direct access to the renal support therapy, vascular surgery and surgical trauma teams in the general hospital.

The CTC has:

  • Four state of the art operating theatres, including a hybrid theatre for patients who require a procedure involving both cardiology and surgical input.

  • Three cardiac catheter laboratories.

  • A critical care ward with 22 beds, for people who need extra support immediately following their operation, Colne Ward

  • A surgical ward, with 32 beds, Chelmer Ward

  • A cardiology ward, with 28 beds, Roding Ward

  • Many patients needing less intensive nursing care will have their own individual bedroom with ensuite facilities.

  • A day ward for people who do not need to stay in hospital overnight following their procedure, Thames Ward

  • Cardiac rehabilitation gym

A day in The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre - Find out more about the work that takes place in different areas of The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre.

CTC patients and visitors

Patients and visitors sectionWhether you are coming to The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC) as a patient, or if you are visiting a relative or friend, you will find the facilities are among the best of any NHS hospital.

CTC services

Essex Cardiothoracic Centre ServicesThe Essex Cardiothoracic Centre offers a range of services for people who need specialist treatment for heart and lung conditions.

youtube video - life after cardiac arrestWatch our latest video 'life after cardiac arrest'

CTC research

ReseachThe Essex Cardiothoracic Centre is a driver of cardiovascular and thoracic research across the region, and is developing as an internationally recognised research unit.

The Brook Suite, Nash Basildon

About the Essex Cardiothoracic CentreOur Brook Suite offers private patients access to the full range of heart, lung and respiratory treatments. Call 01268 394217 for more details.

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Contact us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

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