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Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans. It presents with flu-like symptoms. As with flu, older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

Patient care is our top priority and our hospitals are operating as normal. Please attend your outpatient appointments and planned treatments as scheduled.

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed, please isolate yourself from others and call 111 and speak to NHS111 who will advise you what to do next.  Please DO NOT attend A&E or your local hospital.

We’d like to assure our patients and the public that our staff are both practised and skilled in treating patients with infectious diseases and we are confident in our procedures for dealing with this virus. The Trust has robust infection control measures in place and is following the most up to date national guidance and procedures at all times.

Please familiarise yourself with the symptoms and risk factors for Coronavirus on the NHS website.


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Where to go for urgent care

Find out where to go for non-life threatening accidents or injuries.

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

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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 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 Directors Meeting

  • Date: Thursday 12 March 2020
  • Time: 9.45am
  • Venue: Boardroom, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital

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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