For patients
& visitors

Ward list

Visiting times for most wards are 14.30 - 16.30, then 18.00 - 20.00. For special arrangements outside of these hours please contact the ward manager.

Open and extended visiting hours trial

Throughout August and September we are trialling open visiting and extended visiting hours on some of our wards:

  • Acute Medical Unit: 11am - 8pm
  • Balmoral: 12 noon - 8pm
  • Blenheim: 12 noon - 8pm
  • Hockley: 1 pm  - 8pm
  • Rochford: open visiting (6am - 9pm)
  • Westcliff:  open visiting (6am - 9pm)

This means our visiting times will be longer and more flexible so you will be able to visit your friend, relative or loved one at a time that's more convenient to you. It also allows nursing staff to focus their time on providing patient care.

The success of the trial will rely on good communication between our ward staff and visitors. We ask that you are respectful to our ward staff at all times and considerate to patients by allowing them reasonable time to rest.

Please speak to the ward manager if you have any questions about the trial.

Protected meal times

Many wards operate a no visiting policy during meal times.  Meals and drinks are usually served around these times:

Breakfast* 07.30 - 08.30

Morning coffee/tea 10.00 - 10.30

Lunch*12.00 - 13.00

Afternoon tea 15.00 - 15.15

Supper*17.00 - 18.00

Late evening drink 20.30 - 21.30

*all meals are served with a choice of drink

These times may vary slightly, please check individual times with the ward staff.

 

Accident & Emergency (A&E)

Location: Gd Emergency Department |  Type of ward: Emergency medical  
Ward manager: Sr Kerry Joseph/Sr Nicole Lillywhite |  Ext: 5469/6849 | DDI: 385469

Acute Medical Unit 1

Location: 2 Prtittlewell Building |  Type of ward: Acute medical  
Ward manager: Sr Nicole Brasier |  Ext: 6819 |   DDI: 385015

Acute Medical Unit 2 (formerly Dowsett)

Location: Gd floor Prittlewell Building |  Type of ward: Acute medical  
Ward manager: Sr Helen Holder |  Ext: 5295 / 6214 |   DDI: 385295

Balmoral

Location: 1 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Surgical /wound management unit  
Ward manager: Sr Lynda Holden |  Ext: 6050 |   DDI: 385485

Bedwell

Location: Gd Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Oncology, haematology & palliative care 
Ward manager: Sr Andrea Turner |  Ext: 5315 |   DDI: 385315

Benfleet

Location: Gd Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Acute stroke unit 
Ward manager: Sr Emma Wilding |  Ext: 5471 / 6055 |   DDI: 385471

Blenheim

Location: 3 Tower Block  |  Type of ward: Renal & general medicine
Ward manager: Sr Kelly Moore |  Ext: 6822 / 6823 |   DDI: 385022

Cardiac & Medical Day Stay

Location: Gd Hillborough Wing |  Type of ward: Cardiac & medical day stay
Ward manager: Sr Emma Matthews |  Ext: 6424 |   DDI: 385525

Castlepoint

Location: 8 Tower Block |  Type of ward: MSK
Ward manager: Sr Julie Edwards |  Ext: 6114 |   DDI: 385038

CCU (Sita Lumsden)

Location: 2 Tower Block |  Type of ward: Cardiac care
Ward manager: Sr Anisha Emmi |  Ext: 5026 |   DDI: 385026

Central Delivery Suite

Location: 2 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Maternity
Ward manager: Sr Jackie Gannon/Sr Sarah Hume |  Ext: 6487 |   DDI: 385163

Chalkwell (SAU)

Location: 1 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Surgical assessment unit
Ward manager: Sr Kelly Smith |  Ext: 5044  DDI: 385044

Community Midwifery Service

Location: 2 Carlingford Building |  Type of ward: Maternity
Ward manager: Sr Elizabeth Nakhlah |  Ext: 6132 / 5487 |   DDI: 385487

Critical Care (formerly ITU / HDU)

Location: 1 Prittlewell Building |  Type of ward: Critical care
Ward manager: CNM Karen Kinnear |  Ext: 5049 / 5526 |   DDI: 385049 / 385526

Day Assessment Unit (DAU)

Location: Gd Prittlewell Building |  Type of ward: Medical  
Ward manager: Sr Louisa Brown |  Ext: 6141 |   DDI: 385371

Day Surgery Unit

Location: Gd Hillborough Building |  Type of ward: Surgical specialties
Ward manager: Sr Cathy Hayes |  Ext: 5053 |   DDI: 385053

Discharge Lounge

Location: Gd Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Discharge  
Ward manager: Sr Tracey Stott |  Ext: 6151 |   DDI: n/a

Eastwood

Location: 2 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Gynaecology
Ward manager: Sr Cheryl Guinea/Sr Jane Ansell |  Ext: 6221 |   DDI: 385077

Edmund Stone

Location: 2 Prittlewell Building |  Type of ward: Urology
Ward manager: C/N Kumar Nair |  Ext: 5078 |   DDI: 385078

Eleanor Hobbs

Location: 5 Tower Block |  Type of ward: Gastroenterology, respiratory & general medicine
Ward manager: Sr Penny Peniston |  Ext: 6794/6787 |   DDI: 385384

Elective Admissions Lounge

Location: Gd Prittlewell Building |  Type of ward: Surgical  
Ward manager: Sr Mandy Overton |  Ext: 8618 |   DDI: n/a

Elizabeth Loury

Location: Gd Prittlewell Building |  Type of ward: Oncology / haematology
Ward manager: C/N Christopher Jones |  Ext: 6255 |   DDI: 385095

Endoscopy Unit

Location: Mz Tower Block |  Type of ward: Endoscopy
Ward manager: CSM Julie Williams |  Ext: 5096 |   DDI: 385425

Estuary

Location: Gd Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: DME, rheumatology & general medicine
Ward manager: Sr Fiona Mowatt|  Ext: 6284 |   DDI: 385472

Eye Unit

Location: Eye unit, rear of hospital |  Type of ward: Ophthalmology
Ward manager: Sr Arlene James |  Ext: 6524 |   DDI: 508181

Fetal Assessment

Location: 2 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Maternity
Ward manager: Sr Alison Hughes |  Ext: 5129 |   DDI: 385129

Gordon Hopkins

Location: 2 Tower Block |  Type of ward: Cardiology
Ward manager: Sr Tania Woolard |  Ext: 5118 |   DDI: 385119

Hockley

Location: 1 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Surgical
Ward manager: Sr Rona Wood / Sr Kylie Brown |  Ext: 5123 |   DDI: 385123

J Alfred Lee

Location: 1 Prittlewell Building |  Type of ward: Post-operative
Ward manager: Sr Josie Parson (acting) |  Ext: 6358 |   DDI: 435555 ext 6358

Kitty Hubbard

Location: 1 Prittlewell Building |  Type of ward: Surgical HDU, surgical
Ward manager: Sr Julie Londesborough |  Ext: 6345 / 5127 |   DDI: 385126

Margaret Broom 1

Location: 2 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Maternity
Ward manager: Sr Ruth Cozens (acting) |  Ext: 5301 |   DDI: 385301

Margaret Broom 2

Location: 2 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Maternity
Ward manager: Sr Ruth Cozens (acting) |  Ext: 5130 |   DDI: 385130

Neonatal Unit

Location: 2 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Neonatal intensive care
Ward manager: Sr Kerry Emerton (acting) |  Ext: 5186 |   DDI: 385186

Neptune

Location: 2 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Paediatric
Ward manager: Sr Sophie Dudley/Sr Claire Scott |  Ext: 5180 |   DDI: 385180

Paglesham

Location: Gd Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Neuro rehabilitation unit
Ward manager: Sr Emma Wilding |  Ext: 6843 |   DDI: 385187

Princess Anne

Location: 9 Tower Block |  Type of ward: DME intermediate care step up
Ward manager: Sr Gifty Okai |  Ext: 6049 |   DDI: 385919

Renal Unit

Location: Renal unit, rear of hospital |  Type of ward: Renal
Ward manager: Sr Liz McNally / Sr Maggie Farrell |  Ext: 5143 |   DDI: 385143

Rochford

Location: Gd Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Respiratory / ARCU
Ward manager: Sr Lisa Cubitt / Sr Anne Groome |  Ext: 5474 / 5475 |   DDI: 385474

Shopland

Location: 7 Tower Block |  Type of ward: Orthopaedic
Ward manager: Sr Elaine Barrett |  Ext: 6771 |   DDI: 385375

Southbourne

Location: 4 Tower Block |  Type of ward: DME
Ward manager: Sr Danielle Harris |  Ext: 5313 / 6053 |   DDI: 385313

Stambridge

Location: 1 Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: DME
Ward manager: Sr Lisa Thompson |  Ext: 5477 |   DDI: 385477

Westcliff

Location: Gd Cardigan Building |  Type of ward: Infectious diseases, endocrine & general medicine
Ward manager: Sr Lisa Cubitt / Sr Anne Groome |  Ext: 5274 / 6785 |   DDI: 385274

Windsor

Location: 6 Tower Block |  Type of ward: 23-hour short stay surgery, ENT
Ward manager: Sr Susan Salmon |  Ext: 6788 |   DDI: 385380