This is the official accessibility statement for Basildon and Thurrock NHS Foundation Trust.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us.

You may also find help at the BBC's My web my way on your specific needs and browser technology.

Navigation aids

  • All pages have up, and home links to aid navigation.
  • All pages include a search box.

Links

  • Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
  • Links are written to make sense out of context.

Images

  • All content images used in this site include descriptive alt text attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null attributes.
  • Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.

Visual design

  • This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  • This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  • If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

How to view file formats

This website uses a variety of file formats. Please find help below on how to view different formats, such as PDFs, if you do not already have the software.

Acrobat (PDF)

Adobe Reader will open PDF files. You can download the latest version here. Please note that our PDF content does not require you to download any other software from Adobe.

Viewers with visual difficulties may find it useful to convert PDFs to an alternative format.

Video formats

Our videos are available as online streams and to download. To view an online stream, you will need a recent version of Adobe Flash player.

To view a downloaded video file, you will need to:

Office documents

Some documents on the website are in Microsoft Office formats, such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets or PowerPoint files.

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft provide a range of free viewers, for these types of files.

Macintosh

Microsoft Office for the Mac is available and iWork also opens Microsoft Office documents.

If you do not have a copy of either of these programs, you may wish to try NeoOffice.

Zip files

Some files are zipped. Recent versions of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X will open zipped files without the need to install any additional software.

If you still need a program to open zip files, you may wish to try 7-Zip.

If English is not your first language

You can translate most pages of this website, using Google Translate, into more than 50 languages.You will need Javascript enabled for this to work.

The translation is done by Google Translate, which is a ‘machine translation’ engine that uses mathematical algorithms when translating. As a result, the translated text is not of the same quality as if it had been translated by a human translator. This also means that there is a difference in quality of translation between the languages.

However, as the technology behind Google Translate improves, the quality of the translation will improve too. Find out more about how Google Translate works on their support page.

Useful links

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

Click here for more information on how to get to our hospitals

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