Patients and visitors

Welcome to our mid and south Essex hospitals

To keep our patients, visitors and staff safe - and to limit the spread of COVID-19 - we have had to restrict the number of people allowed on to our hospital sites.

We know that it’s hugely important for patients to see their loved ones while they are in hospital, so have done all we can to support people to keep in contact while keeping them as safe as possible.

The information here sets out what visiting is allowed in each area.

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We have introduced video appointments to help us carry on seeing patients during the current coronavirus outbreak, click here to read more about this new appointment service.

 

Letters to loved ones

If you have a message, card, or letter for someone who is currently staying in one of our hospitals - Basildon, Braintree, Broomfield, Southend, Orsett or St Peter's - please contact letterstolovedones@meht.nhs.uk and we will deliver them for you.

Visiting times

Visiting times information for our hospitals [updated 16 July 2021]

Please note: 

From Monday 19 July, the wearing of face coverings and visitor restrictions will remain unchanged at hospital sites across Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust. 

Staff and public attending Basildon, Broomfield and Southend hospitals and satellite sites, must continue to wear face coverings, follow social distance rules and use hand gel.

To keep our visitors and staff safe, protect our vulnerable patients and limit the spread of COVID-19, we continue to restrict the number of people allowed on to our hospital sites.

We know that it’s hugely important for patients to see their loved ones while they are in hospital, so are doing all we can to support people to keep in contact while keeping everyone as safe as possible. We will continue to review our visiting arrangements in line with guidance from Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The information on our COVID visiting information page sets out what visiting is allowed in each area, although there may be variations in certain circumstances to ensure everyone’s safety. Our staff will keep you informed.