The Microbiology service is based at Maidstone hospital, providing a comprehensive clinical service to both hospitals within the Trust, the local Clinical Commissioning Group and the community, for the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of infectious diseases. Some specialist investigations are provided through arrangements with specialised laboratories throughout the UK.
There is 24 hour support 365 days a year on both sites for urgent patient management.
The department holds CPA accreditation (CPA 0783) and has been recommended for ISO 15189 accreditation. (UKAS 8063)