For patients
& visitors

Emergency department (ED) / A&E

Emergency medicine / acute care

• For guidance on when it is appropriate to visit an A&E department, click here to read the information on NHS Choices 

Ward details

The emergency department is a 24 hour department which sees approximately 300 patients a day. The staff deal with all age ranges of patients presenting with a wide variety of presenting complaints.

17 majors trolleys

5 resus trolleys

9 minors cubicles

6 trolleys in paediatric ED

Ward telephone number

01702 385469


Ground floor


Emergency medicine / acute care

Business unit

Emergency Medicine

Visiting and other instructions

Open visiting hours.  

A maximum of 2 visitors at one time.

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

Dr Howard - Clinical Director

Dr Willis

Dr Nedelcu

Dr Kumar 

Dr Wafta

Dr Acidri

Postal address

Emergency Department
Southend Hospital
Prittlewell Chase
Westcliff on Sea