We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people. We also provide some specialist services for a wider population, including renal services in Medway and Maidstone and a cardiac service for all of Kent based at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford.
Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our vision and values.
We have a national and international reputation for delivering high quality specialist care, particularly in urology, kidney disease, and vascular services.
We value and pursue excellence in research and innovation. Our Trust has been ranked first in Kent for clinical research studies, as well as consistently recruiting high numbers of patients into research trials. As a teaching Trust we play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, working closely with local universities and Kings College University in London.
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Our Strategic Objectives
Our six Strategic Objectives aim to build on the significant improvements to patient care that saw the Trust being taken out of quality special measures; progress in how quickly patients are seen, for example in an emergency, if they need cancer care or a planned operation; our programme to turn listening into action and the change to a clinically-led organisation.
Dedication, commitment and compassion from people in every part of the Trust, working together and living our values, has brought about positive changes.
Our strategic objectives, part of our organisational strategy, will continue to transform our Trust and deliver our vision of great healthcare, from great people.