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Temporary changes at Kent and Canterbury hospital

Temporary changes to emergency care at Kent and Canterbury Hospital

We have made some temporary changes to some services at Kent and Canterbury Hospital (K&C). If you have a planned operation or appointment at K&C, these changes will not affect you and you will be seen and treated as usual. 

This change affects people who require emergency medical care for conditions like heart attack, stroke and pneumonia.  

These patients will be taken directly by ambulance to our hospitals in Margate or Ashford, whichever is closer, for initial assessment and if they need to be admitted, patients will continue to be treated at these hospitals while they are very unwell. 

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Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NG

Phone: 01227 766877 (switchboard)

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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust was inspected by the CQC in September 2016.

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 always keen to hear the views of 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

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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


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

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

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