East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 16 ratings for this trust


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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 universities and 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 vision is 'great healthcare from great people' 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

Very professional and compassionat as always!

I visit dermatology regularly for my sun damaged skin, I'm a kidney transplant patient at KCH too. The staff from the receptionist, nurse...

26 May 2017

Total Lack of Communication

My wife went in for a routine planned operation. Following the operation I rang on three occasions during the afternoon to find out exact...

15 May 2017

Judgemental nurse on ward

Earlier this year I had a mastectomy as a result of reoccurring breast cancer. I stayed overnight on a non surgical ward and the only way...

26 April 2017

Excellent Care at William Harvey Hospital

My 84 year old husband, was taken to William Harvey Hospital A&E on the evening of February 9 with a sudden onset of delirium and high te...

28 March 2017

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

Quality of service at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

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Last updated on 14 June 2017.

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