For patients
& visitors

Eleanor Hobbs ward

Gastroenterology, infectious disease, endocrine & general medical

Ward details

The present Eleanor Hobbs ward is a 35 bedded mixed general medical ward with   emphasis on gastroenterology/infectious/endocrine disorders, caring for acute and chronic medical problems.

All multidisciplinary team member aim to provide an environment for staff and patients that is conducive to the provision of compassionate, reliable, effective and safe care.

Each medical team is led by a consultant and nursing led by a ward manager and a matron.


Sister Penny Peniston

Ward telephone number

01702 385384

Contact email address


Fifth floor Tower block


Gastroenterology, infectious disease, Endocrine & general medical.

Business unit


Visiting and other instructions

Visiting times: 07:00 to 21:00. 
Protected meal times: 12:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 18:00.

Please restrict visitor numbers to a maximum of two per patient unless previously arranged with the ward manager.

You can make an appointment to speak with doctors or the ward manager by arrangement with the ward clerk or nursing staff.

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

  • Dr J O'Brien
  • Dr Gary Bray
  • Dr Z Ahmed
  • Dr C Strickland
  • Dr J Day
  • Dr Ahlquist
  • Dr A Siddiqui


Specialist teams  who care for patients on this ward

  • Palliative care
  • Lung cancer nurse
  • Stoma nurse
  • Gastro cancer nurse
  • Rapid response nurse
  • Endoscopy unit
  • Colorectal nurse
  • Infection control nurse
  • Tissue viability nurse
  • Nutritional team
  • Pain team
  • Memory team
  • Alcohol liasion nurse
  • Parkinson nurse
  • Discharge team
  • Diabetes nurse
  • Outreach team

Postal address

Eleanor Hobbs ward
Southend Hospital
Prittlewell Chase
Westcliff on Sea