Maternity services - Maidstone Hospital's delivery suite and inpatient maternity ward moved into a centre of expertise for women and children's care in the new Tunbridge Wells Hospital on 22nd September 2011.
Women continue to have antenatal and postnatal care at Maidstone Hospital, but no longer give birth there.
The changes will help ensure babies continue to be seen and treated by teams of highly skilled doctors and other healthcare professionals, if they require it at birth.
A new midwife-led maternity unit - the Maidstone Birth Centre - also opened near Maidstone Hospital on 22nd September. The new facility provides women with low-risk pregnancies a new home-from-home birth choice. Women can discuss their new maternity choices with their midwife.