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Southend Private Hospital

Southend Private Hospital is a remarkable, specialised building offering a day care patient service. The hospital is renowned for its ophthalmology specialisms.

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About us

Southend Private Hospital is part of Circle Health Group, the UK’s largest independent healthcare provider. Located in Essex, the hospital serves South Essex and further afield offering eye specialisms, carpal tunnel and plastics.

12 consultant surgeons practice privately from the hospital and are assisted by kind and professional medical staff.

Appointments are arranged efficiently at the best time for you. We see patients on both insured and self-pay basis.

Some of the main private treatments offered at Southend Private Hospital in Essex include:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Artificial Lens Implant
  • Excision of skin lesions
  • Steroid Injections

From the moment you contact the hospital our staff are here to help. We believe patients come first, we provide information and reassurance about every patient’s diagnosis and treatment. Start your journey with Southend Private Hospital for consultant led treatment from start to finish.

Please contact 01702 608904 for any insured/self-pay enquiries or bookings. Alternatively, for insured/self-pay private enquiries you can email [email protected]

We also have a resident medical officer (RMO) who is available 24 hours a day to ensure that patients are safe and care for at all times. Should your care needs change following surgery or treatment, we may need to transfer you to another hospital. This will either be to an NHS or another Circle hospital. Transfers of care only take place when absolutely necessary.


Discover our fixed price packages which include an initial consultation, treatment and aftercare.

If you are paying for treatment yourself, we offer flexible payment options to help you spread the cost over months, or even years.

You can use our repayment calculator to find out what these instalments might be.

Contact numbers

Department Contact Number
Private Enquiries 01702 608904 

Patient satisfaction

Our latest Patient Satisfaction scores*

  • 99.2% of patients said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend us to their friends and family
  • 98.9% of patients said the quality of their care was very good, or excellent

We are proud of our patient care and work hard to make each patient's time with us as pleasant as possible. Our patient satisfaction survey is an important indicator of how well we achieve this and we monitor the results very closely.

*During the period of January to December 2020, Southend Private Hospital received 375 long form patient questionnaires.

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    Your private healthcare journey

    Every stage of your care with us, from diagnosis to recovery, is focused on you. We want to give you the best possible experience, with fast access to treatments and no waiting lists

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    Choose your consultant Find the right one for you

    We work with leading consultants offering NHS and private treatments across a wide range of medical services

Where are we? Easy to find and easy to get to Get directions on Google Maps



Take Junction 29 off the M25 and head towards Southend on the A127.

At Kent Elms Corner (Essex Motors is on your left hand side) take the outside lane in preparation for turning right at the next slip road, sign posted to Southend NHS Hospital.

This road leads into Westbourne Grove (A1158). Follow the signs to Southend NHS Hospital along Prittlewell Chase, but go past the hospital until you reach the end of Prittlewell Chase (junction with Fairfax Drive).

Southend Private Hospital is the last building on the left hand side, next to the Vehicle Test Centre.

You can also reach the hospital by travelling along the A127, this leads into Prince Avenue. At Cuckoo Corner round-a-bout take the 3rd exit onto Victoria Avenue, at the traffic lights just past Priory Park turn right into Fairfax Drive. The hospital is approximately 50 yards on the right hand side with the entrance to the car park before the building.


There are frequent trains to Southend on C2C and First Great Eastern - C2C to Southend Central and First Great Eastern to Southend Victoria.

Visitors can then take any of the following buses to the Hospital: 7, 8, 20, 21, 25, 25C or 25E. These buses stop at St Mary's Church Prittlewell and Prittlewell Chase both of which are 5 minutes walk to the Hospital (please see location map). Southend Central bus station is a 5 minute walk from the train station behind Marks and Spencers and Southend Victoria is opposite the station in the underpass.


Arriva and First Thamesway operate the following bus services to Southend Private Hospital 7, 8, 20/20C, 21A/21B, 25, 29, 407. All the bus stops are local to the hospital and on arrival via bus, you will be able to see the hospital on the corner of Prittlewell Chase and Fairfax Drive.

Frequently asked questions and other useful information

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need, so we've gathered a list of frequently asked questions about our hospitals and services

  • We offer flexible payment options via Chrysalis Finance, making private healthcare more affordable than you'd think. You can find more details here.

  • You will need to call the hospital you have booked your appointment with. To do this, you can find the phone number to your hospital on your appointment letter. 

  • Please call the hospital where the patient is admitted, press zero for switchboard, and they will transfer your call to the patient’s room, or put you in touch with a nurse or a ward.
  • Yes, our hospitals have free WiFi access for our patients and visitors. 
  • Once your appointment is booked, you can request to receive a confirmation email or letter with all the necessary information. To find the confirmation email, please search your email inbox for any message from [email protected].

    You will also receive a text reminder 48 hours prior to your appointment with all the details you need. Please note that this will not be sent if the appointment is booked within 48 hours of the appointment date.

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Our reviews. What our patients say More reviews

  • Rating: 5 stars

    I can not fault my visit to Southend Private Hospital. The staff were efficient and caring. Thank you, you made my visit very relaxing.

    Janet - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    I was extremely nervous, but the team realised this and took time to reassure me. I was even offered a person to sit with me and reassure me.

    Jean - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    All the staff at this hospital are outstanding. You will be very well looked after and cared for. Absolutely second to none, I would recommend this place to anyone!

    Claudia - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    Great experience and great care. Thanks for looking after me so well. All staff, nurses and doctors were great.

    Nick - Google review

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