Getting to our hospitals

The Trust, like the rest of the NHS, has preparations in place to ensure essential services for patients can continue to be available if local traffic routes are disrupted, in the same way it prepares for other potential disruptions, from heavy snowfall to flooding. If you have an appointment, please still plan to attend. If we need to reschedule your appointment we will contact you. 

Please allow plenty of time for your journey, and ensure you are well-prepared for potential disruption to your journey. Please check the latest travel updates before you set off. 

Travel information

Please choose one of hospitals to find maps, directions and other useful information about getting to our hospitals:

William Harvey Hospital
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Buckland Hospital
Royal Victoria Hospital
Estuary View


Please take a look at our car parking webpage for details of all your parking options at each of our hospitals.

It outlines our parking tariffs and permit costs at Kent & Canterbury Hospital.

Find out about parking

NHS Transport

Patient Transport Services (PTS) are provided for those patients whose medical condition means they cannot get to their appointment in any other way. PTS is a vital resource for those who need it and should not be seen as an alternative to a taxi or as a means to avoid the inconvenience or cost of parking.

Find out more about NHS Transport and see if you are eligible.

Help with costs

If you are on certain benefits or have a low income you may be able to get help with the cost of public transport, taxi fares, and petrol costs when visiting a hospital, whether you are coming for an outpatient appointment or an inpatient stay. You may also be able to claim back car parking costs.

Find out if you are eligible

Have a question?

Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions section for advice and information.