Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

0300 123 1807 PALS (Patient and Liaison Service), Concept Court, Unit J, Shearway Road , Folkestone, Kent, CT19 4RG

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 13 ratings for this trust

Community nursing

This service is managed by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

We are a skilled team of professionals who include community nurses, district nurses, community matrons, specialist nurses, health care assistants and therapy assistants. We provide all your nursing care in the community.

Our community nursing teams ensure patients can be cared for in their own homes, including residential homes, where appropriate. We work hard to treat you effectively at home so you do not have to go into hospital unnecessarily. We look after people who are housebound and who have nursing needs. A range of nursing procedures are carried out, for example, medicine administration, taking blood, dressing changes, assessments and end of life care. 

We work closely with other agencies, such as out-of-hours and social care services and in many places are operational 24-hours a day. In some parts of Kent, we operate a rapid response service, which aims to assess patients quickly and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

How you can contact us

Community Nursing

Dartford, Swanley and Gravesham
Phone: 0300 123 4449

South Kent Coast (Dover, Deal and Shepway)
Phone: via your GP.

Phone: 0300 790 0386

Maidstone, Weald and surrounding areas
Phone: 0300 123 1950.

Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells
Phone: 01622 795749.

If your enquiry is outside of 9am to 5pm, please phone NHS 111.

Primary Care Nursing

Phone: During the week the teams can be contacted via your GP. If you have an inquiry that is outside of normal office hours, please phone the GP out-of-hours service on 0845 4349655.

Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay and Whitstable
Phone: Please contact us via your GP or use the phone number you are given by your GP when you are referred to us.

Rapid Response Intermediate Care (west Kent)
Phone: 01622 225831

Things you should know

You can contact this service direct using the information given above or you can be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

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Last updated on 21 November 2018.

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