Basildon University Hospital
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust primarily provides services for 415,000
people living in south-west Essex covering Basildon and Thurrock, together with parts of Brentwood and Castle. It provides 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. It also provides dermatology services across the whole of south Essex.
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 108,000 patients in accident and emergency.
The critical care service consists of a main critical care unit with 14 beds, of which 11 are commissioned for use. Although the trust will utilise the remaining three spaces when high demand requires it. The service also consists of a critical care outreach team who provide critical care support to patients with a higher dependency out on the wards throughout the hospital.