East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

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

3 out of 5 stars

Based on 14 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 http://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/services/

Latest reviews of this trust

Excellent Breast Cancer Service

I have had to make use of the breast cancer services at KCH and QEQM over the past 16 years. My first experience was in 2001 where I rec...

21 February 2017

Admin. errors ?

I had a cataract operation 21/11/16, all seemed to go well, but at my check up 6 weeks later at my opticitions, they were alarmed at what...

16 February 2017

robotic nephrectomy

I had a left robotic nephrectomy at KCH on 12/12/2016. The post-operative pain was well controlled and caused me little discomfort. The C...

12 February 2017

couldn'tfind a loo of a decent standard of cleanliness.Xray

Couldnt find a loo in the hospital that was of a decent standard of cleanliness. In the Xray department there was poo around the pan. I t...

15 November 2016

no one to answer phone?

My wife had received her appointment for cardiac catheterisation this morning, from the QEQM, amongst the medication advised that should ...

25 October 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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