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/

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East Kent Hospitals is one of the largest Trusts in the country, serving a population of 728,100[1]. 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.

The Trust was awarded University Hospital status by the University of London (King’s College) in 2007 and became a Foundation Trust in 2009.

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. 

[1] Source: Kent County Council (KCC) -based Sub National Population Projections for Kent dated July 2010 accessed Feb 2012

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/patients-and-visitors/services/

Latest reviews of this trust

Attitude of receptionist in Derry Unit, Folkestone

Having attended this clinic a few times with my father of 83, we finally got the agreement of the doctor to remove his catheter. Medical...

25 March 2015

Long standing problems

I have health issues that have changed my life and that I'm still trying to get sorted out. It's taken 2 years so far (it started 3 years...

22 January 2015

Removal of glass from foot

I had to visit A&E and the Channel Day unit for minor surgery. Cannot fault the treatment I received although communication between d...

7 October 2014

Dog Bite

We went to minor injuries because I got bitten by my neighbours dog. It was bleeding and unprovoked. 111 suggested we go to Margate hos...

5 December 2013

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 30 August 2012.

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