Please see our Coronavirus advice page for information about what to do if you need to attend hospital for an appointment or a planned operation.
If you are waiting for treatment, please see our information for patients who are waiting.
Information for patients
We want to do everything we can to make your hospital stay as easy and pleasant as possible. If you have any questions about your hospital stay that are not answered on this website, please do not hesitate to telephone or e-mail us.
For information about getting to our hospitals, please visit our 'find us' pages.
Please be aware that East Kent Hospitals is a smoke-free Trust. This means smoking is not allowed in any hospital buildings or grounds.
Your inpatient stay
We want to do all we can to help you feel yourself again. Take a look at what to expect from your stay in hospital.
Staying in bed for too long can lead to your muscles getting weaker, so we're here to help you take simple steps during your hospital stay to get up and about, recover faster and get home sooner.
Help us protect patients' privacy
We ask all patients and visitors to respect our patients' privacy. Taking photographs of or filming patients is not permitted without the written permission of the Trust.
At East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust we want to take as much care of our visitors as we do of our patients.
If you are visiting a friend or relative at one of our hospitals for the first time:
- make sure you know the formal name of the person you are visiting
- find out which ward they are on from their nearest relative, or ask the hospital's main reception
- find out what times the ward is open to visitors see our list of wards and their visiting hours
Please note: visiting in hospitals is currently restricted. Please see our Coronavirus advice page for more information.
East Kent Hospitals is a smoke-free Trust. This means that for the good of the health of our patients, visitors and staff, smoking is not allowed in the hospital grounds or buildings.
Find out more in our 'help for visitors' section