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Accident and Emergency (A&E)

Attending our Emergency Departments during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

Our Emergency Departments are open as usual and we would encourage anyone displaying serious health issues or life threatening illnesses, such as chest pains, symptoms of stroke, loss of consciousness, severe bleeding that can’t be stopped, or acute abdominal pain, to call 999 or attend an ED.

Anyone who has coronavirus symptoms is assessed and treated by a different clinical ED team in a separate area away from patients not displaying symptoms.

It is really important that people continue to seek help early if they need it.

You can watch our 60 second guide on how our Emergency Department team have created new pathways to ensure anyone with Coronavirus symptoms are treated in a separate area away from patients not displaying symptoms.

Please visit our In an emergency page for details on our A&E and Trauma units at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells hospitals.

Our current waiting times to be seen by a clinician in one of our A&E units are listed on the homepage of this website.

Currently, a small number of eligible patients can choose whether they wish to attend their clinic appointment in person or try out the online video consultation. Find out more information here.