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Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Department


ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat)


The ENT department is part of the Essex ENT network and Broomfield Hospital is the hub for inpatient services for all ENT emergencies across the region, and head and neck cancer services. The network involves 12 ENT Consultants from four Trusts, MEHT, Southend, Basildon and Princess Alexandra. 

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) - The ENT Department is led by three Consultants and provides a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic service ranging from the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the ear, nose and throat to complex management of head and neck carcinomas requiring extensive surgery and airway management. The department also provides airway management advice and intervention for specialties such as Intensive Care. 




Audiology - The Audiology Department provides a comprehensive range of audiological tests and a service for the long term management and rehabilitation of people with a hearing impairment. This includes co-ordination of the NHS Hearing Aids Programme.

Oral and Maxillofacial - The Oral and Maxillofacial Department is led by a Consultant who is supported by a number of middle junior grade doctors. Outpatient clinics and local anaesthetic treatment is undertaken at Broomfield. Operations requiring general anaesthetic are undertaken at Broomfield. The department has close links with the plastic surgery and oncology departments.

Orthodontics - An Orthodontic Consultant provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and treatment of patients referred with congenital and acquired conditions of the jaw and face. Emergency admissions are allocated beds as available through the bed management team. Outpatient services are provided at Broomfield Hospital with full dental surgery assistant support.



Destination 101, Zone A1, MEHT Specialist Surgery Head & Neck Department, Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7ET, for:




Ear Nose & Throat (ENT)

Oral & Maxillofacial



Please note that most of these departments have outreach clinics for outpatient appointments at our other hospitals, so please check the appointment letter carefully.



Referrals to this department should be made only by health professionals, and should be sent to: MEHT Mid Essex Referrals Centre, Broomfield Hospital, Pudding Woods Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 7ET. Thank you.



A general manager is supported by nine consultants who cover the varying specialties.
Ear Nose and Throat consultants:

Albert Pace-Balzan
Frank Stafford
Laura Harding
Oral / Maxillofacial consultants:

Denis Falconer
Gary Howe