Baddow Hospital is a vibrant, patient focussed, day hospital offering excellent standards of care in Chelmsford, Essex. We specialise in providing a confident and comfortable one stop care package which will get you back on your feet and feeling good again, and we won’t keep you waiting. With state of the art equipment, cutting edge technology and highly experienced staff, Baddow Hospital is the right choice for private hospital care in Essex.
Baddow Hospital is now recognised by all major UK private healthcare insurers. If you’re unsure whether you’re covered or want to know how to make a claim, just ask one of the Baddow Hospital staff and they can help you with the claims process. Click here for more information on Insurance and payment.
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At Baddow Hospital we take the prevention and control of infection very seriously. All our staff receive infection prevention and control training and we use evidenced based policies to guide them. We regularly audit our practice to ensure we maintain high standards of quality patient care and patients are screened for MRSA prior to procedures as appropriate. We have had no cases of MRSA infection.
"- Mrs S , Essex
I would highly recommend Baddow hospital to anyone. The hospital is always so immaculate and the staff, are by far some of the friendliest and most caring people you will ever come across. I can’t thank them enough."
"- Mr A , London
Great care, great facilities and lovely staff. I would recommend Baddow hospital without hesitation."
"- Mrs D , Chelmsford
Second to none!! I can’t thank Baddow hospital enough for making my experience a delight. Outstanding level of professionalism and care."
"- Mrs F , Chelmsford
Very friendly and helpful admin staff. Nursing and medical team put me at ease about the procedure. Very nice atmosphere throughout."
Our official postcode is CM2 8FR. For whatever reasons some satnavs send you off to a wrong destination very close by! If this happens look out for the Pontlands Park Hotel , CM2 8HR. If Pontlands Park is on your left we are 200 metres down from their entrance.
Could RICE help you this summer?
In the summer months various sporting events, such as Wimbledon and the Tour de France, along with the sunny weather usually serve to increase our outdoor activities with a drive to improve our fitness levels.
If we are not used to the increase in activity our bodies, particularly as we age, aren’t as flexible or forgiving as they are when we are younger. This leads to greater numbers of injuries and strains as we attempt to get our bodies to do things they are no longer used to and often without any warm up.
If you are about to launch yourself into a new fitness regime, please be aware of your body’s limitations, ensure you are thoroughly warmed up and ready for whatever exercise you are about to undertake and what to do if the unthinkable happens.
Strains or sprains are common injuries and they can also be the result of overuse of muscles and joints. Acute pain (sudden onset from injury, overuse or trauma), swelling, stiffness and bruising are symptomatic of strains and sprains and the best form of treatment for these is rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE)
Rest the joint or muscle involved
Ice is the best way of reducing swelling and increasing mobility
Compression in the form of strapping such as a bandage or tubular webbing
Elevate the affected area to decrease swelling and to rest
Take pain killers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to ease the pain.
If you suspect a more serious injury then go to your local A&E Department
Most injuries will heal within a few weeks and, in the vast majority of people, pain settles down as the body’s healing processes take effect or after medical intervention. However, in some individuals pain persists beyond the usual or expected time. Pain which persists for over three to six months is defined as chronic pain which, along with persistent pain for no obvious reason (pain is also our body’s way of warning us when an underlying disease process may be developing) should necessitate a visit to your GP who may feel it is appropriate to arrange an appointment with a physiotherapist or pain management consultant.
The Pain Management Team, at Baddow Hospital, specialises in the management and treatment of both chronic and acute pain.
We offer regular outpatient clinics with specialist pain management consultants in musculoskeletal, joint pain, back and neck pain plus nerve injury (pins and needles, burning pain and shooting pains), pelvic pain , sciatica and myofascial pain. They provide a number of interventional pain treatments including lumbar facet joint injections, peripheral nerve blocks, trigger joint injections and stellate ganglion blocks.
The service is aimed at reducing pain, addressing the emotional impact of pain and increasing mobility, activity and overall well-being.
To book a Consultation with one of our Pain Management Consultants call our reception team on 01245 474070.