For patients
& visitors

Eye ward


Ward details

The ward has 10 beds and 11 chairs, and offers ophthalmic care to the population of South Essex.

Our ward has two bays with 4 beds in each bay separating male and female patients. We have two side room and Day Stay Room for our ambulatory day case patients.

Our opening hours are Monday morning to Friday evening. We also cover emergency referrals from Friday evening to Monday morning. We have 24 hours on call service which both include medical and surgical ophthalmic admissions.

We care for patients coming in for elective and emergency cases which include both medical and surgical ophthalmic admissions of all ages. 


Sister Anita Tindall and Sister Anita Bowles

Ward telephone number

01702 508181

Contact email address



Ophthalmology unit, rear of hospital



Business unit


Visiting and other instructions

Visiting hours are 18:00 to 20:00 and at the discretion of the ward manager or nurse in charge. Afternoon visiting is permitted from 14:00 onwards on Thursdays.

Protected mealtimes are maintained on this ward; please do not visit when patients are eating.

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

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


  • Mr Rajesh Aggarwal
  • Mr Sam Kasaby
  • Mr Niral Karia
  • Mr Vernon Geh
  • Mr S Ruben


Specialist  teams  who care for patients on this ward

  • Nurse-led glaucoma clinic
  • Ophthalmic casualty triage

Postal address

Ophthalmology Unit
Southend Hospital
Prittlewell Chase
Westcliff on Sea