For patients
& visitors

Day Assessment Unit

Ward details

The Day Assessment Unit helps to prevent elderly admission to hospital, liaising with a range of multi-disciplinary services to ensure they can be discharged on the same day.

Patients are also referred to the Day Assessment Unit by GPs for a tilt test and other routine tests. There is also a range of clinics including the prevention of falls, memory clinics and support for patients and their carers.

The unit is open Monday - Friday 8am to 8pm.

The Day Assessment Unit has 12 beds. 


Sister Jennifer Pym 

Ward telephone number

01702 435555 - ext 6151/6142

Contact email address


Gd floor, prittlwell building 


Frailty Assessment 

Business unit


Visiting and other instructions

This ward has open visiting times. 

The maximum number of visitors is two. 

As a patient on this ward, you may be under the care of one or more of these consultants

Dr John Whitear

Dr Jan Hugo 

Dr Liala Bafadhel 

Dr Anthony O'Brien 

Dr Taylor Babalola 

Specialist teams who care for patients on this ward

Dementia nurses 

Falls multi-disciplinary team 

Frailty nurses 

Hospital 2 Home team 

Social services 

Postal address

Day Assessment Unit 
Southend Hospital
Prittlewell Chase
Westcliff on Sea