|Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust|
|Location||Court Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England|
|Care system||National Health Service|
|Affiliated university||Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
The hospital, originally known as Essex County Hospital, was designed as a hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis patients and was built between June 1937 and 1940. It had "butterfly" wings that caught the sun for the benefit of the patients. During the 1960s the hospital diversified from tuberculosis treatment and dealt with more general surgery, orthopaedics and general medicine. A large outpatients clinic was also built at this time.
By the early 1980s facilities included an accident and emergency department, pharmacy, rehabilitation department, operating theatres, intensive therapy unit and new specialised wards. A CT Scanner was unveiled by the Princess Royal in 1987 and she returned to open a new ward block in 1987. A new East Wing, a new Diabetic Centre and a new Medical Assessment Unit were all opened between 1998 and 1999.
Further new facilities, including a new accident and emergency facility, new intensive care facilities, new theatres for day surgery, a new pathology department, a new maternity department, improved facilities for neo-natal intensive care, a new children’s department and a rooftop helipad were procured under a Private Finance Initiative contract in 2007. The works, which were designed by Llewelyn Davies and carried out by Bouygues at a cost of £180 million, were completed in 2010.
- "Broomfield Hospital between 1900 and 2000". Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- "Broomfield Hospital PFI Project Closes". Operis. 17 December 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- "Llewelyn Davies Yeang forced to lay off staff as hospital scheme collapses". Architects Journal. 28 September 2006. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- "Congratulations to Sam Penry on 'UK Radiographer of the Year' award 2017". Mid Essex Hospitals. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.