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About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the south east of England. The Trust was legally established on 14 February 2000 and provides a full range of general hospital services, and some areas of specialist complex care to around 560,000 people living in the south of West Kent and the north of East Sussex.

The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs, and it operates from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. The latter is a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) hospital and provides wholly single bedded en-suite accommodation for in-patients.

The Trust employs a team of over 5000 full and part-time staff. In addition, the Trust provides specialist cancer services to around 1.8 million people across Kent, Hastings and Rother, via the Kent Oncology Centre, which is sited at Maidstone Hospital, and at Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury. The Trust also provides stroke rehabilitation at Tonbridge Cottage Hospital, as well as providing outpatient clinics across a wide range of locations in Kent and East Sussex.

Our mission, values and vision

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