To contact the hospital phone 01375 893893
- The hospital is normally open between 10am and when it gets dark (around 8pm during the summer months) 7 days a week. Please phone before attending if you are bringing a casualty. Please bear in mind that the Hospital and Rescue Service is completely staffed by volunteers and that they may be dealing with another emergency or with cases in the hospital when you call so sometimes you might get through to an answer machine.
- Please listen carefully to the answering machine and If your call is about a sick or injured animal please phone the mobile number given.
- If you find a small animal or bird that is injured, pick it up, put it in a box or pet carrier and keep it calm & quiet and contact us for advice. We will normally ask you to bring it to us where we have the experience and facilities to give it the best care.
Please Ring BEFORE turning up at the hospital with an animal needing help just in case we have been called away to deal with an emergency
Please DO NOT use the MOBILE number for non-Urgent calls
Please do not email requests for advice as it is far easier for us to give more accurate advice if we can speak to you personally.
You can write to us or send donations to:
PLEASE NOTE – THIS ADDRESS IS FOR POST ONLY. IT WILL NOT TAKE YOU TO THE WILDLIFE HOSPITAL.
If you need to attend the hospital please call in advance. We will give you directions when we know when you are coming.
South Essex Wildlife Hospital
P.O. Box 8
We deal with ALL injured, orphaned or sick wildlife, including foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, squirrels, deer, swans, ducks, geese and any other birds, frogs, toads, lizards, snakes. In fact anything that lives wild in the British countryside or our towns. Our hospital is based just outside the village of Orsett, Essex.
We do not normally deal with domestic or farm animals but will offer help and advice where we are able to.