Facilities at Kent and Canterbury Hospital


The 'Food You Love' restaurant is on the ground floor of the old part of the hospital. Opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5pm

  • Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am to 4pm

  • Bank holidays, 8am to 4pm.


The chapel is on the second floor of the old part of the hospital. It is open 24 hours a day. Main reception or ward staff can contact a chaplain for you. Find out more about our Chaplaincy Services.

Costa Cart

A cart selling tea, coffee and pastries is available Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 5pm in the Outpatients department.


The League of Friends shops sell hot and cold drinks, sweets and snacks, newspapers, cards, basic toiletries, etc. The shops are situated:

  • In the main 1937 entrance:

    • Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 7pm

    • Saturday 8am to 4pm

    • Sunday closed

  • In Outpatients: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm

  • In the Fracture Clinic: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.


Public telephones and freephones for taxis are available at the main entrances of the hospital.

Facilities for inpatients

Volunteers take newspaper and trolley shops around the wards and run a ward library service.

Access is simple... 

  • Connect to 'EK-Hospital-Free-Internet' in the Wi-Fi settings on your smartphone or tablet

  • Ask a member of staff for the password

  • When you access a website you'll see our terms of use page - read through and follow the instructions

  • That's it, all done! Enjoy free internet use.

If you have any queries, please email ekh-tr.WiFi@nhs.net or speak to a member of staff.