About us

Facts & figures

The Trust provides acute services from our main Prittlewell Chase site and at outlying satellite clinics across the region.

We maintain nearly 700 inpatient beds, serving a local population of 338,800 as well as anyone who chooses us for treatment. 

We have 4,467 staff comprising 201 consultants, 307 other doctors, 1,274 nurses, and 2,685 support staff. 

We provide a comprehensive range of acute services including acute medical and surgical specialties, general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, cancer treatments, renal dialysis, obstetrics and gynaecology and children's services.

Southend University Hospital is the south Essex surgical centre for uro-oncology and gynae-oncology surgery and is considered to be a centre of excellence for the care of stroke. Also offered are breast screening, ophthalmology and orthodontic services to the wider south Essex population.

During 2014/15:

We admitted 97,921 inpatients, including:

  • 10,222 elective inpatient admissions
  • 44,208 day case admissions
  • 43,491 emergency admissions

We had 539,269 outpatient attendances.

We had 92,532 attendances in our accident & emergency department.