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Patient care first...always

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust employs nearly 5,000 staff and provides a comprehensive range of acute and community based services from four sites in and around Chelmsford, Maldon and Braintree.

The Trust enjoys a strong clinical reputation and provides a wide range of services including A&E, emergency medicine and surgery, elective surgery in most specialties, and maternity and paediatric services. It also hosts regional plastics, head and neck and upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) surgical services and a supra-regional burns service to a population of 9.8 million.

The Board

Meet the Trust's Leadership Team  

  • Joint Working Board (JWB)
  • Joint Executive Team (JEG)
  • Trust Board
  • Site Management Team

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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.

Organisational Strategy

Vision and Strategy

The Trusts five year organisational strategy launched in 2011, and developed in consultation with staff, stakeholders and the public, signposts the way forward. This strategy is encapsulated in the strap line “Care, Excel, Innovate”.

Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure

Please click here to see the organisational structure chart

Board Meetings

Public Board Meetings

Here you will be able to see dates for the upcoming public board meetings.

Annual Report and Quality Account

Annual Report/Quality Account

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is required by Act of Parliament to produce a report each year to review the developments of the Trust during the year and to outline its position at the year end.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The CQC (Care Quality Commission) make sure hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries, and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and encourage them to make improvements..

Policies and Guidelines

Policies and Guidelines

Please click here for the policies and guidelines used within the Trust. This list is constantly being updated.

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

The equality and diversity pages provide up to date information about the Trusts equality and diversity plans and actions.



The Trust again made significant improvements in performance against key targets and standards during the course of the year. Find out more here on how the Trust is performing.


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Contact Us

This section provides the main hospital switchboard telephone contact numbers and the addresses of each of the hospitals.