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All our private patients benefit from:

  • Consultant lead care, with the same consultant throughout
  • Access to the specialist expertise of The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
  • Individualised, specialist nursing care
  • Choice of mealtimes
  • The flexibility of open visiting hours
  • Free parking for patients and visitors (1 car at a time per patient)

Nash Basildon (formerly Orwell Private Patient Unit) is dedicated to delivering the highest standards of care to private patients choosing to use their private medical insurance, or pay for their own treatment.

We are run as a separate unit within Basildon University Hospital, however all the income we generate is invested back into the NHS.

We offer patients all the additional features and comfort of private healthcare with the added back-up of a large, acute NHS hospital. You can be assured of rigorous standards of safety, cleanliness and infection control.  Care is delivered by an experienced, specialist nursing team, who work closely with your consultant to provide treatment which is evidence based and individualised.

Our Brook Suite specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung conditions and is set within the modern setting of The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (Essex CTC). Throughout your stay with us, you have the peace of mind of 24/7 access to all the expertise and facilities of an NHS specialist centre. This includes state-of-the-art specialist theatres, cardiothoracic intensive care units and diagnostic facilities in one location. The eight en-suite bedrooms provide a restful setting for you and your visitors.

The Suite opened in 2008, however has recently been refurbished and taken under the direct management of Basildon University Hospital. It is run by its own dedicated team, fully experienced in looking after private patients within an NHS setting.

You will be able to rest and recuperate in your own en-suite room, enjoy a wide choice of refreshments and meals, taken at a time to suit you, and have the freedom to have friends and family visit whenever suits you.

As a Nash Basildon private patient, you have the flexibility of being able to choose when to be treated and by which consultant. You have access to some of the best consultant cardiothoracic surgeons and consultant cardiologists in the country, who are able to perform the latest procedures.

Your chosen consultant will personally oversee your care at every stage. Rapid access to appointments with consultants and diagnostics tests means you can avoid waiting lists, allowing you to be diagnosed and treated and back to your normal life as quickly as possible.

We are able to offer private patients excellent value for money due to the lower cost of being situated within an existing hospital structure. You also have the knowledge that being treated at Nash Basildon directly supports your local NHS Hospital Trust as all the profits are reinvested.

Nash Basildon provides private patients with unique access within Essex to specialist expertise for heart, lung and respiratory conditions.

  • Nationally recognised specialists in the treatment of heart, lung and respiratory conditions
  • 24/7 back up of The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre - specialist theatres, cardiothoracic intensive care units and diagnostic facilities, all in one location
  • Individualised, specialist nursing care from a dedicated team

Private care at Nash Basildon

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Enjoy the additional comfort, flexibility and choice of private care with the 24/7 back-up of The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, a leading NHS centre. Use your private medical insurance or pay for your own treatment.

Treatments and services

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At Nash Basildon, you can access a wide range of specialist treatments for heart and lung conditions, from diagnostic investigations to major heart surgery.

Our private consultants


As a private patient, you are able to choose your consultant specialist and are able to select a date to suit you for your appointment or operation.

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Call one of our dedicated team to book an appointment, refer a patient or speak to us before your visit.

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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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