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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

01227 766 877 Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethelbert Road , Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NG

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 11 ratings for this trust


Putting Patients First

East Kent Hospitals is one of the largest Trusts in the country, serving a population of around 720,500. It has three major hospitals in Ashford, Canterbury and Margate and also provides outpatient and diagnostic services from its two community hospitals in Folkestone and Dover. It offers a range of services throughout the local area in facilities owned by other organisations and runs the renal services in east Kent, Medway and Maidstone. 

In 2007 we became a University hospital - which means we play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, working closely with local universitiesand Kings College London.

We became a Foundation Trust on 1 March 2009 - which means local people, patients and staff can have a real say in the Trust’s decisions by becoming members of the Foundation Trust. Members elect the Trust’s Council of Governors, which represents the local population.

Our motto is 'putting patients first' and this guides everything we do. We put a strong emphasis on the quality of our care, as shown by our exceptionally low infection rates, and use the best of modern technology to give our patients the highest possible standards of care - from our robotic surgery to our hi-tech patient monitoring system.

Departments and services

From minor injuries units and general surgery to therapies and X-rays, the Trust provides a vast range of services. For more information and a comprehensive list of the services offered, please visit the Trust's website at

Latest reviews of this trust

8 or more weeks wait for initial appointment.

One can only wonder how the triage system works for new patient referrals is actually decided. The new CEO appears to have a vast number...

8 August 2016


Not impressed, saw the endocrinologist 2015 explained not feeling at all well, no action taken , given the wrong diagnosis- told had Grav...

20 July 2016

Poor standard reception

I tried for 30 mins to contact someone in the reception of the William Harvey hospital this afternoon from Scotland to enquire about my d...

4 June 2016


Does anybody know any contact details for this department? I would like to chase up a referal I had from this deparment to have a hearing...

9 February 2016

Emergency admission and 18 day stay in Invicta ward

I was referred as an emergency by my GP through ECC, admitted to CDU for 24 hrs and then spent 19 days on Invicta ward, including Christm...

11 January 2016

Quality of service at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 12 July 2016.

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