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We also provide services at Estuary View Medical Centre in Whitstable

Emergency Department estimated waiting times

We provide care to critical cases first - so if your condition is not serious you could be waiting much longer. To find alternative services, please visit Health Help Now, or contact your GP / NHS 111 if you are unsure.

For full details of urgent care options in east Kent, see our urgent care guide

Patients in Emergency Dept
or Minor Injuries
Estimated wait time
for Minor Injuries
William Harvey Emergency Dept
Kent & Canterbury Minor Injuries
Buckland Minor Injuries
QEQM Emergency Dept

What do these times mean?
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Our ratings

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust was inspected by the CQC in September 2016.

Read about how we have improved and our Trust and Hospital ratings on our CQC Update webpage.

How we are working with our regulators as a Trust in financial special measures

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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 our Patient Experience section 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  

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Diary dates

Board meetings held in public:

Friday 6 April 2018 - 9.30am 
Seminar Room 1&2, Buckland Hospital, Dover

For other dates, full venue details, agendas and minutes from previous meetings - please see the 'Board of Directors' section of our website.

Our board meetings are streamed live via our YouTube channel. To watch live click here 

Awards & achievements

CHKS Top40 Hospitals winner
Shortlisted - Patient Safety Awards 2016

Research and Innovation

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