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Foundation Trusts are owned and controlled locally and are accountable to their community.  We are free from central Government control and free to manage our own budgets.

We are still part of the NHS, providing NHS services to NHS patients.  The difference is that we are run locally, with local people having more influence in the services we provide.  Therefore, we are able to respond better to the needs of our patients and staff.

Why become a member?

Membership is free and you can become as involved as you wish.

By becoming a member of our Foundation Trust, you can have a real say in planning our services and through the Governors you nominate and elect to The Council of Governors, your views will be heard.

You will be kept up-to-date on news and developments at both Basildon and Orsett hospitals and sent our newsletter for Foundation Members - The Foundation Times.

You will also be consulted on future plans and services and be notified the next time we hold an election for Governors of the Council of Governors.

As a member you will also be able to attend the quarterly Council of Governors Meetings and the Annual Members’ Meeting.

This is your opportunity to get involved with issues that affect you.

Benefits and Discounts for Members

The NHS Discounts Website offers all Foundation Trust members on-line discount with major high street stores including Virgin Holidays, The Body Shop, Apple, Butlins, Avon, Red Letter Days and many more. Full details will arrive with your Membership confirmation pack.

Free Social Membership at Club Kingswood in Basildon is also on offer to our Members. This allows the use of the Club's excellent Restaurant and bar facilities without having to pay a Membership Fee. Simply call the Membership Office on 01268 598975 to register once you are a member.

How to join

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A speaker for your group

If you are involved in a community or voluntary group, or other local organisation, we can come and talk to your group about our Foundation Trust and becoming a member, please contact the Foundation Membership Office for further information.

Any questions or queries?

We would be happy to answer any questions you have about becoming a member, please contact the Foundation Membership Office on 01268 598975 or email:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 11:13

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  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
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