East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone: 01227 766 877
Address: Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NG
Website: http://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 7 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

Superb Service

Saw a lovely consultant and their team - made me feel very at ease and relaxed. Appointment was on time and very swift. Made me feel ve...

16 November 2015

Avoid if possible

Terrible experience in this poorly run hospital. First locum consultant was barely able to communicate and sent an inaccurate letter to t...

30 September 2015


I know hospitals are always trying to save money so I am always bemused as to why appointments have to be sent to patients by letter af...

26 June 2015

unable to get hold of ENT Secertarys

I have been trying to ring the ENT Secretaries to find out about a Hospital operation date, you never get a answer and there is not even ...

12 May 2015

Steroid injections

I have never felt so uncomfortable as I did in this day centre. I can honestly say I have had operations in Medway hospital and never fe...

6 May 2015

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 21 July 2015.

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