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COVID-19 HOSPITAL DISCHARGE INFORMATION - It is important that our hospitals are ready to look after people who contract coronavirus (COVID-19) and need hospital care. Due to these pressures, once you no longer need care in hospital, as decided by the health team looking after you, you will be discharged. You will not have a choice over your discharge, but it is always our priority to discharge people to a safe and appropriate place. For more information download the posters below.

COVID-19 Hospital discharge information   |   COVID-19 Your hospital discharge: going home


OUTPATIENT AND MATERNITY ADVICE - we have now stopped all non-time critical outpatient appointments and x-rays, CT, MRI, ultrasound scans and nuclear medicines. We will also be reducing the number of routine operations and procedures over the next three weeks.

We will continue to provide outpatient appointments, scans and procedures for patients who need them urgently, for example patients with suspected or confirmed cancer.  We will provide these initial outpatient consultations over the phone or by video link. Read more here.

Information for maternity patients during the COVID-19 crisis.


REVISED VISITING GUIDANCE - For the safety of our patients and staff, from 24 March visitors will not be permitted. Unless you fit into the stated exemptions. Read more here.


JOIN OUR TEAM - Do you want to make a difference during these very challenging times for the NHS? If you have the skills and want to join a great team at the MSE group, please e-mail us at MSE.recruitment@nhs.net


Mid Essex Hospitals is part of the new Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

Working alongside Basildon and Southend hospitals, we provide care for a population of over 1.2 million people in central and south Essex.

We are also a county-wide plastics, head and neck and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgical centre to a population of 3.4 million and home to the world-renowned supra-regional burns service at the St Andrew's Centre, serving a population of 9.8 million.


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Latest News

We have merged  

We're delighted to let you know that our three Trusts have now officially merged, and today we have become Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust. 


Stroke nurse Rachele crowned Miss Africa International 

Rachele hopes to use her win to launch her own charity to support nurses’ mental health. 

CQC Reports - Mid Essex and Southend  

The Care Quality Commission has today rated two of the Trusts within the Mid and South Essex Hospitals Group as Requires Improvement, while rating the care provided as Good. 




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