Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

The Trust has two main hospitals which deliver health services to the local population living in the South West of Kent and parts of North East Sussex. In addition, the Trust provides specialist cancer services, through its flagship cancer centre at Maidstone and a unit at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital.

Maidstone Hospital is the largest general hospital and has 400 beds and provides a wide range of complex and routine surgical, medical services and the latest in diagnostic facilities. The hospital is also the base for the Kent Oncology Centre, which provides complex radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The hospital has a state of the art laparoscopic theatre linked to an International Minimal Access Centre for Surgery (IMACS) and is involved in the worldwide development of innovative techniques in keyhole surgery. Other services include a busy Accident & Emergency Department, Stroke Unit, Breast Care Centre and a Eye, Ear and Mouth Unit.

Tunbridge Wells hospital is the first NHS hospital in England to be built with 100% single rooms for inpatients. Patients benefit from 512 single rooms and other discreet treatment areas that provide unrivalled privacy and dignity. The hospital provides a range of complex and routine surgical and medical services. The hospital has a Trauma Centre, Accident & Emergency Department, Orthopaedic Centre and Women and Children’s Centre. The hospital is seen nationally as an example of best practice in the design of patient safe facilities and has attracted widespread international interest.