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About Your Foundation Trust

In 2004 we became one of the first 10 NHS Foundation Trusts in the country and are an associate teaching hospital. 

How the Trust is run

The Board of Directors

  • is legally responsible for the leadership and management of the Trust and our services
  • consists of a Non-Executive Chair, seven Executive Directors and seven Non-Executive Directors

The Board of Clinical Directors

  • The day-to-day running of the Trust is under the control of the Clinical Directors, senior consultants who manage the clinical directorates as well as carrying out their clinical duties
  • The Clinical Directors, together with the Executive Directors, make up the Board of Clinical Directors which meet twice a month to make decisions on the operational activities of the Trust

The Board of Governors

  • consists of elected public and staff members, and representatives appointed from local organisations. Our board has 50 members
  • helps shape the direction, vision and values of the Trust
  • holds the Board of Directors to account and appoints (and can remove) the Chair and Non-Executive Directors


  • are from the local area or are Trust staff – they elect the governors, and effectively act as the community 'ownership' of the Trust
  • may be anyone aged 12 and over who lives in Essex  (minimum age to serve as a Governor is 16)

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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

How to find us

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We are a smoke-free Trust

Smoking is not allowed in any hospital building or grounds.

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