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About the Trust

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust was established as an NHS Trust in 1992. The Trust provides local elective and emergency services to 380,000 people living in and around the districts of Chelmsford, Maldon and Braintree.

The Trust also provides a county-wide plastics, head and neck and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgical service to a population of 3.4 million and a supra regional burns service to a population of 9.8 million, and employs nearly 5,000 staff.

In November 2010 the Trust opened the PFI funded hospital wing. This enabled the Trust to centralise the majority of its services onto the Broomfield Hospital site.

A committed and experienced clinically led management structure is now in place to deliver the Trust’s vision and quality driven strategy of “Care, Excel, Innovate”.

Good progress has been made in delivering against the commitments set out in the strategy.

Particular progress has been made in respect of quality and performance improvement resulting in the Trust being recognised as the top performing District General Hospital in the East of England and the Midlands SHA region.

From April 1st 2014 services at Braintree Community Hospital have been provided by MEHT, and we look forward to developing these services in the future and providing care for the people of Essex closer to their home.