Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides healthcare for people in the south west Essex, in the East of England. There are two hospitals in the trust and one clinical centre: Basildon Hospital and Orsett Hospital and Billericay St. Andrew's Centre. The trust has a 3 star rating and in 2005 its budget was £146 million and it treated 55,000 patients. The Trust uses the Single Transferable Vote voting system to elect its Members' Council.
In November 2009, the Care Quality Commission found some places in Basildon Hospital to have stained floors and curtains, blood-splattered trays, badly soiled mattresses, equipment still used after the use-by date, and so on. The CQC have said they are going to send an "expert taskforce" into the hospital, to improve the cleanliness and drive rapid improvements in patient care.
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