Welcome to East Kent Hospitals


Guidance for patients and visitors

Please see our Coronavirus advice page for information and advice on coming into hospital. We want to keep you, your family, patients and our staff safe. All of us have a responsibility to reduce the spread of coronavirus, so while you are here please follow our guidelines. 

If you have a video appointment, please visit our video appointments page

If you are waiting for planned treatment, please see our information for patients who are waiting

For information on the current visiting arrangements, please visit our information and advice page

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help you send a special message to your loved one. Read more about sending a message here.

Contact us

Book a test via the Patient Portal

Book a test or X-ray on our Patient Portal
You can book X-rays or tests such as blood tests or ECG using information your GP has given you.

For all other enquiries, please choose an option from the dropdown box:

Check the latest Coronavirus updates

Coronavirus: latest information and advice

Information for patients and visitors

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Our response to Maternity report

Read the latest updates and information about how we are responding to Dr Kirkup's report, Reading the Signals

We are recruiting

Click here to search our vacancies and apply today

Search our job vacancies

Need urgent Treatment? Contact 111

Keep A&E for emergencies only. Please contact NHS 111 first online or by phone.

Find out more about urgent treatment options

Contact NHS111 if you require urgent care

Our ratings

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is inspected by the Care Quality Commission.

Read about how we are making improvements and view our Hospital ratings on our CQC update webpage.

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Our future

We are keen to hear views from patients and public to help shape the future of local health services.

We are working in partnership with other health and care providers across east Kent, as well as the whole of Kent and Medway, to develop proposals to improve the quality of the care we provide.

Find out more about our plans and how you can get involved

Our values

We care so that:

  • People feel cared for as individuals
  • People feel safe, reassured and involved
  • People feel teamwork, trust and respect sit at the heart of everything we do
  • People feel confident we are making a difference

Read about our vision and mission

Talk to us

We are committed to delivering the very best service by listening to you and learning from your experiences.

Please visit Complaints and PALS for all the information.

Would you recommend us to your family or friends?

Read about the Friends and Family test and see what our scores are  

Get involved

You can support your local hospitals and help make a difference by: 

Diary dates

Board of Directors meeting

  • Date: 9 March 2023 

For full details of our board meetings and how to attend, please visit the 'Board of Directors' section.

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