About The Trust

About us

About the Trust


Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital trust. We provide a full range of general hospital services to around 500,000 people living in the south of west Kent and parts of north east Sussex.

Many of the people we serve live in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area. In addition, the Trust provides specialist cancer services, through its flagship cancer centre at Maidstone and unit at Kent & Canterbury Hospital, for the whole of Kent, Hastings and Rother, about 1.8 million people.

MTW is at the forefront of developments in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery in the NHS and is increasing the range of other highly specialised services available locally to patients, including centres of expertise in trauma (emergency surgery), maternity, paediatrics (children's inpatient care) orthopaedics and planned complex surgery.

Our Hospitals Fast Facts

The Trust primarily currently works from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital, and the new Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury.

We also provide cancer services at the Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone Hospital and Kent & Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury.

We employ a team of approximately 4,750 whole time equivalent staff.

Annual A&E numbers: 119,000 per year (60,500 Tunbridge Wells, 58,500 Maidstone).

Inpatients: 84,000 per year

Outpatients: 387,500 per year

Our new hospital in Tunbridge Wells is the first NHS hospital in England to be built with 100% single rooms for inpatients.

  Our mission, vision and values

The Trust mission is:

 ‘Our focus is our patients’

The vision of the Trust is:

 ‘To be a successful integrated healthcare provider in the top 20% of Trusts nationally for the quality of services which we deliver’

Our values:

Patient First Patient First
We always put the patient first
Respect Respect 
We respect and value our patients, visitors and staff
Innovation Innovation
We take every opportunity to improve services
Delivery Delivery
We aim to deliver high standards of quality and efficiency in everything we do
Excellence Excellence 
We take every opportunity to enhance our reputation