Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust employing a team of more than 7,000 full and part time clinical and non-clinical staff who provide a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people. Our Trust also provides specialist cancer services to 1.9 million people across the region through the Kent Oncology Centre and sexual health services to the population of Kent and Medway.
Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury is the first NHS hospital in England to provide en-suite, single rooms for all inpatients. The hospital is seen nationally as an example of best practice in the design of patient-safe facilities and has attracted widespread international interest.
It is a designated Trauma Unit, undertakes the Trust’s emergency surgery and is the main site for Women’s and Children’s, and Orthopaedic services. The Education Centre at Tunbridge, with its full resuscitation simulation suite, enables the Trust to offer excellent clinical training. Construction work on a new six storey medical student accommodation and teaching building is underway.
The hospital is a short distance from Tunbridge Wells town centre and there are good public transport links with buses running to the hospital seven days a week.
Maidstone Hospital benefits from its central county location. It is home to the Kent Oncology Centre – the fourth largest oncology service in the country – and the site of the new Kent and Medway Orthopaedic Centre which opens in spring 2024.
PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography) services are located in a dedicated building and there is a rolling programme to upgrade the Linear Accelerator radiotherapy machines. The Hospital also has a state-of-the-art Birth Centre, a dedicated ward for respiratory services, an Academic Centre with a 200 seat auditorium, and a Community Diagnostic Centre opened in 2021, enabling the delivery of 12,000 additional scans in a six-month period.
The Hospital is a short distance from Maidstone town centre and there are good public transport links. Barming Station, with services into London Victoria, is less than one mile from the Hospital. Buses also run to the Hospital seven days a week and the Trust provides a free shuttle bus between the two hospital sites for all staff.
“MTW is a stand out Trust, a friendly organisation, which is reflected in a great patient experience. Our staff are amazing.”
Miles Scott, Chief Executive