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 is to be an 'outstanding' hospitals Trust, providing high quality, safe care for our community.
Our values are:
Quality and safety driven
Value for money
Care and compassion are at the heart of everything we do.
We aim to:
- Deliver increasingly high quality, safe, compassionate, patient-centred services
- Work together with our patients to improve their experience and achieve the best outcome
- Deliver care by skilled and caring staff who feel valued by the Trust in a culture of openness
- Work with health and social care partners for the benefit of all patients
- Provide services that are sustainable and deliver value for money.