Proposal to transfer services from Orsett Hospital
Some hospital services should be provided closer to you, at home or in a local health centre
Currently, we are proposing to transfer services from Orsett Hospital to a number of new centres closer to where people live.
Four centres are planned for Tilbury and Chadwell, Purfleet and Aveley, Stanford and Corringham and Grays.
Similarly, in the Basildon, Brentwood and Billericay areas we have an opportunity to develop buildings at Brentwood Community Hospital, a new location in Basildon town centre and St Andrew’s at Billericay.
The proposed changes
The detail of which services should operate from which centre is a key part of this consultation. We know from local engagement that people support the concept of the proposed new centres, which are much closer to where people live. We also know that people have concerns about whether the new services will be in place before closing Orsett Hospital. Thurrock CCG and Thurrock Council have already formally agreed to ensure that the new services are in place before there could be any changes to Orsett.
The outline plan is for the new centres to open in 2020/2021, and only after a successful transfer of services would Orsett close.
This consultation period gives us an opportunity to develop the detailed plans with patients and local people.
Click here to download further background information on proposals to transfer services from Orsett Hospital.