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Guidance for visitors - 24 August 2020

To keep our patients, visitors and staff safe – and to limit the spread of COVID-19 - we have had to restrict the number of people allowed on to our hospital sites.

We know that it’s hugely important for patients to see their loved ones while they are in hospital, so have done all we can to support people to keep in contact while keeping them as safe as possible.

The information here sets out what visiting is allowed in each area.

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Voting closes in governor elections 

Voting in the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors elections closes at 5pm on Tuesday 15 September 2020 so if you’re a member and you haven’t voted yet, you only have a few days left.

If you were expecting to receive ballot papers, either by email or by post, and haven’t received them yet, please contact the Trust’s election agents, Civica Engage, as soon as possible. You can telephone 020 8829 8456 or email Ciara.hutchinson@civica.co.uk or contact our membership manager eve.lambie@btuh.nhs.uk.


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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