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We are East Kent Hospitals

We are proud of our Trust. Our vision is to be a leading provider of hospital services and to improve health and wellbeing, for our patients and our staff.

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Waiting times

The figures below indicate the current approximate times that patients in our Emergency Department or Minor Injuries Units will wait to be seen by a decision-making clinician after being assessed as a minor patient.

Please remember that, especially in Emergency Departments, we provide care to the most critical cases first; so if there are a lot of people in attendance or if your condition is not serious you could be waiting much longer.

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?
Produced by: EKBI
 

Minor Injury Units

Hurt yourself? Click here to find faster treatment of non life-threatening accidents or injuries

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Our ratings

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust was inspected by the CQC in May 2018.

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 of Director Meeting

  • Date: Thursday 1 November
  • Time: 9.45 am 
  • Venue: Board Room, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford

Members of the public are welcome to attend our board meetings. For hospitality purposes, please let us know that you plan to attend by calling 01233 616028 and asking for the Trust Secretary.     

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


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