Kent and Canterbury Hospital

01227 766877 Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethelbert Road , Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NG

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 175 ratings for this hospital

Child health care services

This Department is managed by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Rainbow Ward, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, St Peters Road, Margate, Kent. CT9 4AN
01843 234578

Padua Ward, William Harvey Hospital, Kennington Road, Ashford, Kent. TN24 OLZ
01233 616296

Children's Assessment Centre, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, Kent. CT1 3NG
01227 866482

Dolphin Ward, Children's Assessment Centre, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, Kent. CT1 3NG
01227 864052

Carousel Ward, Buckland Hospital, Coombe Valley Road, Dover, Kent. CT17 0HD
01304 222557

The trust offers a wide range of services for children, with dedicated children's teams staffed by paediatricians and qualified children’s nurses at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM), Margate, and William Harvey Hospital (WHH), Ashford providing inpatient children's services as well as day assessment areas.

Both hospitals also have a Special Care Baby Unit and hold outpatient clinics. William Harvey Hospital also has a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
At Kent and Canterbury Hospital there is a unique Children's Assessment Centre, where children have outpatient appointments or day surgery. Unwell children can be referred by a doctor to the centre for observation and assessment. The centre also houses the Mary Sheridan Centre for children with special educational needs, physical disabilities and a range of neuro-developmental conditions including epilepsy and autism.
At Buckland Hospital, Dover, children can attend Carousel Ward for outpatient appointments and treatment.
The trust also provides a range of services in different towns around east Kent for speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychiatry.

For more information about the child health services provided please visit the trust's website via

Latest reviews of this service

Simply the best

We had to obtain a blood sample for my needle phobic and extremely anxious daughter today. The nurse and assistant staff made us welcome...

1 September 2017

Dolphin ward to the rescue!

One very frightened and needle phobic child needing blood tests . As before wonderful and patient staff were able to obtain the sample i...

24 April 2017

Emergency bloods test for 5 year old

After being told by the doctor that my daughter who has an suspected kidney infection needed a blood test doing urgently today and being ...

21 April 2017

Well looked after with attentive staff

The staff were attentive and very kind to my daughter in law and my granddaughter who was referred by our gp with a pyrexia of unknown or...

2 February 2017

Dolphin Ward

I rang the Dolphin ward yesterday morning to arrange a last minute urgent blood test. The nurse I spoke to really helpful and managed to ...

24 May 2016

Last updated on 11 December 2014.

Information supplied by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust