about us
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust primarily provides services for 405,000 people living in south-west Essex covering Basildon and Thurrock, together with parts of Brentwood and Castle Point.

We provide an extensive range of acute healthcare services at Basildon and Orsett Hospitals, plus x-ray and blood testing facilities at the St Andrew's Centre in Billericay. We also provide dermatology services across the whole of south Essex.

The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC) is also part of the Trust, providing a full range of tertiary cardiothoracic services for the whole county and further afield.

With a budget of more than £288million, last year the Trust treated 77,500 inpatients and day patients, provided nearly 300,000 outpatient appointments and attended to 103,000 patients in accident and emergency.

 

Being a foundation trust

In April 2004, we became one of the first ten NHS foundation trusts in the country, with a Council of Governors comprising local elected members, meaning we could work much more closely with our local community to address and deliver their needs.

Local people, patients and staff can become members of the Trust and have a say in the healthcare services we provide. We have over 13,000 public members and 4,000 staff members.

Foundation status gives us more control over how we spend our money and plan our services. We remain firmly part of the NHS and are subject to NHS standards, performance ratings and inspections.

Further information can be found in our Annual Report and Accounts.

Our vision sets out the Trust’s aspirations:

To be an excellent provider of high quality, safe, care for our community

Our objectives set out our strategic plans which will help turn the vision into a reality

  • high quality care 24/7

  •  excellent staff

  • best value

  • community services

  • more planned care

  • joint working

Find out more about our objectives here.

Our values shape how we go about our day-to-day business and are at the core of everything we do.

Working together for a safecaring and excellent Trust will be the basis for our interactions with patients, carers and each other.

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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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