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

At Nash Basildon you can enjoy the additional comfort of your own private accommodation, flexibility of services and dedicated nursing and consultant team while being cared for within one of the country’s leading Cardiothoracic Tertiary Centres, the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre.

Our devoted business office working alongside our highly skilled nursing team will take care of all of your needs before, during and after your stay with us. We accept patients from all over the world, both self-funded and insured. Please use our contact information below if you would like to make an enquiry or talk to a member of our team

Treatments and services

At Nash Basildon, you can access a wide range of specialist treatments and diagnostics, including but not limited to:

  • Cardiology (Intervention and diagnostic testing)
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Trauma and orthopaedics
  • Vascular surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Pain management
  • General surgery
  • Urology
  • Radiology (X-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI and CT)

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 mse.brooksuitebusinessteam@nhs.net

The Brook Suite, Nash Basildon
Basildon University Hospital
The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex
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 part of Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust. It is located on the Basildon 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 

Brook Suite Nash Basildon is the Private Patient Provider of Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (MSE) 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.

Our private consultants

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

Please use the contact information below to get in touch with our Business Office if you would like to know more about our private consultant body.

Our consultants

Ani Pai
Maria Maccaroni
Sam Armanious
Ragu Nalgirkar
James Carrannante
Gyanesh Namjoshi
Sali Urovi
Kunal Waghmare

Anaesthetics/Pain Management - temporarily closed
Malvern May

Breast Surgery - temporarily closed
Wayne Dennis Chicken 

Paul Kelly
Stuart Harris
Rajesh Aggarwal
Rohan Jagathesan
Hossam El-Gendi
John Davies
Gerald Clesham
Alamgir Kabir
Azhar Khokhar
Pat Phen
Nick Robinson
Jerry Sayer
Reto Gamma
Debashis Roy
Allan Harkness
Kare Tang
Mark Scoote
Stuart Tan
Tom Keeble
Henry Savage
Duncan Coles
Neil Srinivasan

Jason Dungu
Rossella Barbagallo

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Sudhir Bhusari
Hasnat Khan
Arvind Singh
Alberto Albanese

General Surgery- temporarily closed
Bryony Lovett
Laeeq Khan
Stavros Karamanakos
Nadeem Ashraf
Anwar Ahmed
Samur-ul Haque
Ali Salih
Laeeq Khan
Anwar Ahmed

Gynaecology- temporarily closed
Yatin Thakur
Neerja Gupta

Nephrologist- temporarily closed
Gurminder Khamba

Orthopaedics- temporarily closed
Amit Bhargava
John Targett
Mohammed Shoaib
Ravi Ray
Matthew Hearth
Ranjith Ravindran
Rami Hussein

Qaiser Malik
Swamy Gedela
Sami Khan
Ali Zaman
Anil Kumar
Nikhil Unune

Respiratory- temporarily closed
Dipak Mukherjee
Bernard Yung
Johnson Samuel

Thoracic Surgery
Tariq Minhas

Urology- temporarily closed
Hani Ertemi
Naeem Sheikh
Anil Vohra

Vascular Surgery- temporarily closed
Jay Menon
Vijay Gadhvi
Taleb Jeddy
Shiva Dindyal
Sandeep Patel

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. 


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.


Visiting hours on Brook Suite ward are daily between the hours of 2pm and 7pm.

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
  • Phlebotomy
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear medicine

All other services

  • Vascular surgery
  • General surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Urology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Gynaecology
  • Pain Management and anaesthetics 
  • Diagnostic radiology


Nash Basildon welcomes all feedback from its patients and service users. To provide your feedback to the team, please use the below contact information:

Administration Team

Business Office: mse.brooksuitebusinessteam@nhs.net / 01268 394206

Finance Office: mse.brooksuite.financeteam@nhs.net / 01268 394429

Management Team

Email francesca.taylor1@nhs.net, Unit manager or call on 01268 394205.

Email Claire.brinsmead@nhs.net, Ward manager or call 01268 394214.

Email Dr Rosella Barbagallo, – Clinical lead at r.barbagallo@nhs.net.

Alternatively, if you have raised concerns and remain unsatisfied or would like an external review of the concerns you have raised, Nash Basildon subscribes to the Independent Sector Complaints Adjudication Services and can be contacted by email info@iscas.org.uk or call 0207 536 6091.

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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. Please call 01268 394206 or 01268 394213 or email mse.brooksuitebusinessteam@nhs.net.

Nash Basildon FAQs

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  1. 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.

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  2. Can my relatives/friends stay in my room with me?

    This is at the discretion of the ward sister/nurse-in-charge or Service Manager and is normally only possible in special circumstances - if the patient needs language help, for example.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

    For patients who are self-funding, you will have been provided with a quote for your care package in advance of your admission which will have been pre-paid. Should your care deviate from the pre-agreed care package, you may be required to settle an addition invoice or you may be entitled to a refund.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.
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  7. 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. 

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  8. 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. 

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  9. 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. 

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  10. 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. 

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  11. 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.

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  12. I’d like a price for a diagnostic or procedure?

    If you are a self-funding patient and would like a quote, please contact our Business office on 01268 394206 or mse.brooksuite.financeteam@nhs.net and the team will be more than happy to assist you.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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. 

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