For patients
& visitors

Southbourne ward

This short stay medical unit provides comprehensive, high quality care to patients with a wide variety of medical conditions who can be treated and discharged within 24 to 72 hours.

Ward details

Our aim is to provide a supportive environment fostering a person-centred care to enable patients to reach their optimum level of health and independence. We treat a wide variety of acute medical conditions from across all specialities, including respiratory, cardiac and neurological conditions as well as other conditions, which may require careful observation, intravenous drugs or skilled assessment.

A dedicated team of consultants and doctors provide medical care. Daily ward rounds take place between 8:20 to 11:00 and care is continually reviewed during the day. Wide ranges of multidisciplinary staff also support the unit. Referrals will be made to other disciplines if this is appropriate to your care.

If you require a longer stay in hospital you will be transferred to the appropriate ward within 3 days of admission. If you are medically fit for discharge, we will plan your discharge safely.



Gifty Okai

Ward telephone number

01702 385078

Contact email address



4th floor, tower block.



Business unit


Visiting and other instructions

Visiting hours are between 07:00 and 21:00. Please speak to the nurse in charge if you wish to visit during mealtimes.  No more than two visitors per patient at any time.

Please talk to the nurse in charge of the shift to address any issues or concerns.

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


Mr.S. Metha

Mr. T.w. Carr

Mr. R.l. Lodge

Professor a. Young

Mr. P.p. Pietrzak

Mr. P. Acher

ENT surgeons:

Mr. Gatland

Mr. Waters

Mr. Barnes

Mr. Philpot

Clinical nurse specialists (CNS)


CNS. Ann Tull

CNS. Sarah Barnicoat

CNS. Chrissie Gipson

CNS. Wendy Davies

CNS. Emma Chappel

CNS. Joanne Hurrell


Postal address

Southbourne Ward
Southend Hospital
Prittlewell Chase
Westcliff on Sea