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The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department provides surgical and medical treatment for people with conditions of the head and neck, ears, nose and throat.

Emergency referral clinic

Surgical Referrals Unit, Level B, Basildon University Hospital,
Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Telephone: 01268 524900 ext 8395
Opening times: Monday - Friday, 8am - 9am

GPs can contact on-call medical staff via switchboard and then refer the patient to the ward, with a letter.

About the ENT service


  • Hearing loss
  • Chronic discharging ear
  • Balance disorders
  • Ear noise (tinnitus)
  • Insertion of grommets
  • Medical and surgical treatment of deafness
  • Plastic surgeries on ear (Pinna plasty)
  • Hearing aids including bone anchored hearing aids

The Audiology Department offers a full range of services for people of all ages who have hearing difficulties, balance disorders, and associated problems. For further information please see our Audiology Department page.


  • Injuries to the nose
  • Deformities of the nose
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Sinus problems
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
  • Septoplasty
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery


  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Snoring
  • Voice and swallowing disorders
  • Medical and surgical management of voice disorders

Head and neck

  • Swelling of the neck
  • Cysts
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Medical and surgical treatment of throat and neck cancers

Complex head and neck cancer services and major inpatient surgery are centralised at Broomfield Hospital.


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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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