Service overview - Ear nose and throat (ENT)

The ENT department provides care for patients with a variety of ear, nose and throat problems, including the following:

General ear, nose and throat diseases
Neck lumps
Cancers of the head and neck area
Tear duct problems
Facial skin lesions
Balance and hearing disorders
Snoring and sleep apnoea
ENT allergy problems
Salivary gland diseases
Voice disorders

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Basildon Hospital - Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department provides surgical and medical treatment for people with conditions of the head and neck, ears, nose and throat.

Emergency referral clinic

Surgical Referrals Unit, Level B, Basildon University Hospital,
Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Telephone: 01268 524900 ext 8395
Opening times: Monday - Friday, 8am - 9am

GPs can contact on-call medical staff via switchboard and then refer the patient to the ward, with a letter.

About the ENT service


Hearing loss
Chronic discharging ear
Balance disorders
Ear noise (tinnitus)
Insertion of grommets
Medical and surgical treatment of deafness
Plastic surgeries on ear (Pinna plasty)
Hearing aids including bone anchored hearing aids

The Audiology Department offers a full range of services for people of all ages who have hearing difficulties, balance disorders, and associated problems. For further information please see our Audiology Department page.


Injuries to the nose
Deformities of the nose
Sinus problems
Allergic rhinitis
Nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery


Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
Voice and swallowing disorders
Medical and surgical management of voice disorders

Head and neck

Swelling of the neck
Thyroid disorders
Medical and surgical treatment of throat and neck cancers

Complex head and neck cancer services and major inpatient surgery are centralised at Broomfield Hospital.

Broomfield Hospital - Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)


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.

Southend Hospital - Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

We provide a number of ENT clinics and services.

These include:

adult hearing aid
emergency treatment
children's clinics

Contact us

ENT reception: 01702 435555 ext 6273

Secretary: 01702 385435 / 01702 385145

ENT Admissions: 01702 385445