Welcome to the Brook Suite at Nash Basildon, our private patient suite

Brook Suite private patient ward

Here you will be treated and cared for in privacy within the comfort of your own ensuite facilities.

All income generated from our private patient care is invested back into the NHS.

Private care at Nash Basildon

Enjoy the additional comfort, flexibility and choice of private care with the 24/7 back-up of The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, a leading NHS centre. Use your private medical insurance or pay for your own treatment.

Treatments and services

At Nash Basildon, you can access a wide range of specialist treatments for heart and lung conditions, from diagnostic investigations to major heart surgery.

We also undertake treatment of other specialties including general surgery, urology, gynaecology and orthopaedics.

Our private consultants

As a private patient, you will be able to choose your Consultant specialist who will then advise you of his availability for appointments.

Contact us

Call one of our dedicated team to book an appointment, refer a patient or speak to us before your visit.

You can contact the Brook Suite at Nash Basildon directly on 01268 394206 or 01268 394213 - email brooksuitebusinessteam@btuh.nhs.uk

The Brook Suite, Nash Basildon
Basildon University Hospital
The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
SS16 5NL

Please see below the list of services provided at Brook Suite...

Our hospital

The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC) provides specialist treatment and care for people with heart or lung problems.

The centre boasts some of the most modern cardiothoracic (heart and lung) treatment facilities in the country. It was purpose-built to accommodate the highly equipped operating theatres and cardiology treatment rooms needed to provide world-class treatment and care.

The CTC is run by Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is located on the Basildon University Hospital site, and is able to treat a greater range of patients by having direct access to the renal support therapy, vascular surgery and surgical trauma teams in the general hospital.

The CTC has:

  • Four state of the art operating theatres, including a hybrid theatre for patients who require a procedure involving both cardiology and surgical input
  • Three cardiac catheter laboratories
  • A critical care ward with 22 beds, for people who need extra support immediately following their operation, Colne Ward
  • A surgical ward, with 32 beds, Chelmer Ward
  • A cardiology ward, with 28 beds, Roding Ward
  • Many patients needing less intensive nursing care will have their own individual bedroom with ensuite facilities
  • A day ward for people who do not need to stay in hospital overnight following their procedure, Thames Ward
  • Cardiac rehabilitation gym

Brook Suite - Nash Basildon 

Nash Basildon, Brook Suite is the Private Patient Provider of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BTUH) and is located inside one of the countries outstanding Heart and Lung Hospitals, the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre. 

The aim of Nash Basildon, is to provide high quality, clinically appropriate, value for money care for our patients.  The Trust recognises and welcomes private patients where their treatment may be funded by health insurers, sponsored by international bodies or patients’ own funds and therefore, recognises that private practice is an integral part of the business of the Trust.  

Brook Suite is an adult only private unit providing care for patients who are 16 years and above. We specialise in Cardiology, Thoracic and Respiratory care however, also serve a multitude of other specialities. Please see the ‘our services’ section for more information. Brook Suite had 8 inpatient rooms, an outpatient department and specialist diagnostic services. Each Brook Suite bedroom is spacious and fully equipped with an en-suite, blackout blinds, a 40inch Smart TV, high-quality linen, personal bedroom furniture and a safe. With a dedicated hospitality assistant, our patients can experience an extensive menu at any time of the day.

Patients and visitors to Brook Suite

How to be referred

There are two ways in which you can access private healthcare at Brook Suite – Nash Basildon. You can be referred by your General Practitioner to a private consultant directly who will then liaise with our dedicated business team to arrange the appropriate treatment, procedure or diagnostic for you. Alternatively, you can contact the Brook Suite directly on 01268 394206 (for admissions) or 01268 394213 (for outpatient appointments) and our Business team will support you to choose the right Consultant for your personal needs. 

Your Appointment

Once you have been referred, our business team will liaise with you to arrange the most suitable appointment time. You will be provided with a letter in advance, explaining the full details of your appointment including time, date, location and if there is anything required of you in advance or on the day. The terms and conditions of your appointment will also be within this letter. If you’re attending for a first appointment with us, we will also enclose your registration form which needs to be completed and either returned in advance of your appointment or brought with you on the day. 

When you arrive, please notify the receptionist of your appointment details and the location stated on your letter, they will show you where you need to be. There will be a receptionist at the outpatients department who will ask you to confirm your appointment details and complete an identity check. 

There will be refreshments available in the waiting area, please help yourself. 


Insured Patient

Insured patients should always ensure; prior to their attendance, that your treatment and hospital stay is covered within your insurance policy and that you know exactly what is covered. For the majority of cases, insured patient will not incur a personal fee for their private healthcare however, should you require or choose to have a treatment, procedure or diagnostic that is not covered under your current insurance policy, you will liable to pay the additional sum for the areas that are not covered. 

If you are an inpatient and have an outstanding balance for your private healthcare, this must be settled before you are discharged. 

Self-funded patients

Self-funded patients will receive a quote for their planned treatment (including diagnostics and hospital stay) ahead of their formal booking. This quote is valid for bookings confirmed within 1 month of the quote date. A booking confirmation after this date will be subject to an up-to-date quote.

We ask that all self-funded patient settle their private healthcare invoice no later than 5 days prior to their admission date.


During the COVID-19 period; in line with the government instruction, visiting has been restricted. Please see the Trust website for the most up to date COVID-19 guidance.


Car Parking

Car Parking for Brook Suite patients and visitors is free. A parking token will be provided to you before you leave. Please be aware that parking spaces are limited therefore, if you are driving yourself, please allow additional time for parking. Alternatively, there is a drop off point directly outside the entrance of the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre. 

Why have I received multiple invoices?

Self-funded patients will receive an invoice from the hospital which covers hospital fees only. Separately to this, the consultant will invoice for his/her fees.

How long will my stay be?

Your length of stay will depend on the procedure that you are having. We would suggest that you liaise with your consultant who will be able to advise.

Will I be seen by my dedicated consultant?

Yes, your care is led by your dedicated consultant and our Brook Suite nursing team. Your consultant will come to see you at least once a day during the ward round. 

Can my relatives stay with me during the procedure?

Sadly, we cannot allow relatives into procedural areas however, your relatives are more than welcome to wait in the room if you are having a short procedure. If you are having a procedure that will take some time or require an ITU stay afterwards then we would ask that visitors leave and return when their relative is back on the ward. 

Refreshments for me and my visitors?

Patients will be able to request refreshments via our Ward Hostess.

Visitors will have access to our hot drinks machine located on the ward.

Can I smoke/vape?

No, this is a strictly no smoking site and in line with EU Law, no smoking of any kind is permitted inside the building.

Can I bring my iPad/Laptop?

Yes, you’re more than welcome to bring your electrical items with you however, as we are a hospital there are strict regulations with regards to plugs and sockets. Any plug that is not PAT tested cannot be used within the hospital therefore, we would advocate that you bring your device fully charged and ask a relative to take it home and charge it if it runs out of battery during your stay. 

Is there Wifi - is it free?

Yes, there is Wifi throughout the site and it is free. Please ask your nurse and he/she will show you how to connect to it.

Is there somewhere safe for me to store my belongings?

Yes, each room is equipped with a safe and a lockable set of drawers for each patient. 

Do you cater for dietary requirements?

Yes, we do. We would advocate that if you have particular dietary requirements, you please notify us in advance of your admission that we can ensure we have appropriate refreshments available for you during your stay.

What should I bring with me?

Please bring with you all of your personal items that you wish to have during your stay. We can provide you with toiletries if you require. Items we would suggest are:

  • Clothing
  • Slippers
  • Dressing Gown
  • Toiletries including tooth brush
  • Hair brush
  • Hair styling appliances
  • Personal electronic devices for music or social media

Inpatient and day case procedures

Cardiology services 

  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) – angioplasty
  • Electrophysiology and Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Pacemaker
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial Flutter
  • Cardioversion
  • Trans oesophageal echocardiogram (TOE)
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart Rhythm Management  
  • ICC
  • Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Surgery (TAVI)
  • Thromboembolism
  • Pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD)
  • PFO and ASD Closure
  • Septal Ablation
  • Extraction of Implanted Leads

Thoracic surgery

  • Wedge Resection
  • Lobectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Robotically Assisted Thorascopic Surgery
  • VATS (Video Assisted Thorascopic) Surgery
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

Cardiac and aortic surgery

  • Coronary Artery Surgery - CABG
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Surgery

Other procedures

If you are looking to undergo a procedure, we do many other specialities. Please contact us direct to discuss your requirements: 01268 394206 or 01268 394213brooksuitebusinessteam@btuh.nhs.uk

Outpatient services

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Respiratory
  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Urology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Gynaecology
  • Pain Management and Anaesthetics
  • 4/48 hr holter (tape recording) monitoring is available if advised by your Consultant.

Diagnostic services

  • 24 hour blood pressure monitoring
  • 24 or 48 hour tape monitoring
  • Echocardiogram
  • Exercise test
  • Implantable loop recorder
  • Diagnostic sleep study
  • Spirometry
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac CT
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Plain Film X-ray
  • CT Guided Biopsy
  • Phlebotomy

All other services

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Urology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Gynaecology
  • Pain Management & Anaesthetics 
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Interventional Radiology

Referrers prices

Brook Suite at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre have excellent working relationships with all referring partners including, Consultants, General Practitioners, Insurers and Allied Healthcare Professionals. Our cohesive approach ensures the patient has the smoothest possible pathway for their specialist private care. 

How to refer

Brook Suite accept referrals via the telephone, email or our online enquiry facilities for patients who refer directly. 

For patients who are self-referring or simply have an enquiry, please use our enquiry form in the link below:


The business team are open to accept referrals between the hours of 08:00 - 18:00, Monday to Friday.

If you are enquiring from another hospital and have a patient who would like to transfer to Brook Suite private care, please use the above contact information in business hours. Out of these hours, please contact the Brook Suite Ward on 01268 394218 if the patient requires urgent/emergency admission.