Outpatient clinics and an inpatient consulting service are provided at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury; William Harvey Hospital, Ashford; and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate.
East Kent has access to tertiary beds at the Regional Neuroscience Centre at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, and maintains strong clinical and academic links over neurological sub-specialties, as well as over neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, etc, 24 hour neurology and neurosurgery advice is available from King’s. Many east Kent consultants have sessions at King's and participate in the CPD programme.
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The demand for appointments in Neurology Outpatients is very high. It is essential that waiting times are kept to a minimum to ensure patients with serious neurological illnesses receive timely assessment and management. Patients with some conditions may be better served by other specialities or be adequately managed in primary care. For these reasons please refer according to the guidelines below.
Please be reminded that from August 2018 only referrals made through E- Referral Service will be accepted.
Guidelines for acceptance criteria can be downloaded here:
Neurology Referral Guidelines (external only)
Acute Neurology Ward
All referrals for Repatriation of patients from King’s to Neurology at East Kent Hospitals must be addressed to the generic East Kent Neurological Unit (Treble Ward) Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
They must be accompanied by a completed referral form which is availablehere.
Repatriation to East Kent Neurological Unit is dependent upon acceptance by the Neurology Team.
Where a patient is accepted the Bed Manager for East Kent Hospitals will be aware as they are on the generic email list.
The generic email list regarding Repatriation includes all Neurology staff concerned with East Kent Neurological Unit, the Bed Manager at Kent & Canterbury hospital and the Neuroscience Bed Managers at King’s College Hospital and the particular referring Doctor in any case will be added to the list in relation to that case.