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 20 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

Unacceptable waiting time

I had the most amazing treatment at the QEQM, day surgery staff, helpfully & friendly. Consultant the same. All went well and I was p...

9 August 2018

Phlebotomy service

I attended the RVH today for a blood test. When my number was called a phlebotomist appeared at the door and hardly acknowledged my exist...

12 July 2018

QEQM Poor medical Care

My daughter is 26 with reoccurring cancer in Cheerful Sparrows Ward QEQM .She has not eaten for 6 days and stopped drinking and had surgu...

27 May 2018

Disjointed treatment after suffering palpitations.

My grandson attended Kent and Canterbury, after seeing doctor was transferred to William Harvey. Doctors said his heart was racing but it...

3 April 2018

6-8 weeks to have a scan reported !

The average time for a scan to be reported I am told is 6-8 weeks: that is a totally unreasonable service and rather pointless from a cl...

21 February 2018

Last updated on 13 April 2018.

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