Community Hospitals - inpatients
In order to be able to treat and support the number of patients affected by Coronavirus, we are expanding bed capacity at Brentwood Community Hospital. As such, any patient who was due to attend an appointment will have been or will be contacted by the team that they were due to see. If you have any queries around your appointment, please call the Essex single point of access team on 0300 300 1712 who will be able to direct your call.
Our community hospital inpatient services provide community based, inpatient facilities for people experiencing an exacerbation of an existing condition, or to support recovery following an acute episode of care or decline in health. Admission will be for short term, active rehabilitation.
We provide an alternative pathway to acute hospital admission, enabling the provision of care closer to home. A number of beds will be available for patients with end of life care needs to support palliative care, symptom control, and preferences for end of life care.
We facilitate efficient and effective intermediate care for patients admitted directly from the community setting, and some of those discharged from acute hospitals. We work closely with community based integrated teams, day hospital community assessment services, condition specific specialist services and social services.
Contact our service in Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock
Brentwood Community Hospital
Tel: 01277 695000 (switchboard – who will direct your call appropriately)
Thurrock Community Hospital
Tel: 01375 364412
Opening times: 24 hours a day, seven days a week (last admission 8pm)
Referrals will be accepted by faxing the referral form to 01277 695 177 or to the single point of access (SPA). Referral forms can also be e-mailed to nem-tr.communityhospital.nhs.uk