Welcome to East Kent Hospitals

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Because the current Government advice is to maintain distance between people wherever possible, and to take extra care to protect patients and staff, we need to make sure there are not too many people in the hospital at any one time. 

This means your hospital appointment or surgery will be very different. Please see our Coronavirus advice page for information and advice. 

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

Our emergency services are operating as normal and are safe to use. So if you have concerns about your health, eg, if you are suffering from chest pain, please seek help as normal.

If you are pregnant, please visit our maternity page for advice. 

Restrictions on visiting are in place to keep patients safe. For more information on visiting restrictions, please visit our information and advice page. The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help you send a special message, happy birthday or anniversary wishes to your loved one to cheer them up and let them know you are thinking of them. Read more about sending a message here

The latest NHS information and advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and what to do if you feel unwell is available on the NHS website.

Blood tests
To book a blood test please visit https://itx.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patheks
For more information please visit our blood tests page

Contact us

Click here to change or cancel your outpatient appointment

Tell us if you need to change or cancel your outpatient appointment.

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

Maternity service update

Maternity Update

Read the latest updates and information for Maternity Services at East Kent Hospitals

We are recruiting

Click here to search our vacancies and apply today

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How to get urgent treatment

Find out how to get help for non-life threatening accidents or injuries.

Please save A&E for people who urgently need life-saving treatment.

Find your minor injuries unit

Our ratings

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust was inspected by the CQC in May 2018 with a further inspection in October 2018 of our children's services at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate.

Read about how we have improved and our Trust and 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: Thursday 10 December 2020
  • Time: 9.45am

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

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