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.

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, objectives and values

The Trust mission is:

  • Our purpose is to provide safe, compassionate and sustainable health services.

The vision of the Trust is:

  • To provide the highest, consistent, quality care to our patients, whether in or outside hospital setting.

The objectives of the Trust are:

  • To transform the way we deliver services so that they meet the needs of the patients
  • To deliver services that are clinically viable and financially sustainable
  • To actively work in partnership to develop a joint approach to future local health provision

Our values:

Patient First Patient First

We always put the patient first
Respect Respect 

We respect and value our patients, visitors and staff


We take every opportunity to improve services



We aim to deliver high standards of quality and efficiency in everything we do

Excellence Excellence 

We take every opportunity to enhance our reputation