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Kent Oncology Centre

Our priority over the last few months has been ensuring that everyone who needs cancer treatment and urgent and essential care has been able to get it when they need it.

To reduce the spread of the virus by avoiding unnecessary contact, some non-urgent appointments, diagnostic procedures and planned surgeries were postponed or replaced with telephone or video consultations.

We will ask patients to attend face-to-face services only when it is clinically necessary. Where possible, appointments will continue to be offered using remote services such as a video or phone consultation. If you attend our sites then you must wear a face covering or mask and you will undergo a brief health screen at the front door to check your temperature and ensure you are directed to the correct area.

Wherever possible we ask that you attend alone, if you require any assistance or support we will endeavour to provide this.

If you are in a high-risk group and do not wish to come in, please get in touch with the relevant service via the contact details in your appointment letter.

Find out more information about the Influenza (Flu) Vaccine During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic for cancer patients.

Clinically extremely vulnerable 

Some patients have been identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. These patients include:

  • those with specific cancers:
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
    • people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
    • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
    • people having other targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
    • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs

Please read the following guidance to find out more.

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The Kent Oncology Centre provides oncology services to Kent, Medway and East Sussex. Consultant Oncologists are employed by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and provide outpatient clinics at both of the Trust’s hospitals. They also provide outpatient clinics at The Conquest, Darent Valley, Kent & Canterbury, Medway Maritime, QEQM and William Harvey Hospitals.

The Kent Oncology Centre provides a full range of chemotherapy and supportive treatments at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals and Radiotherapy services in Maidstone and Kent & Canterbury Hospitals.

Brachytherapy is provided at Maidstone Hospital for gynaecological and prostate cancers.

An 18 bedded inpatient haemato-oncology ward provides inpatient treatments for haematological cancers (leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma).

Our locations

Maidstone Hospital
Hermitage Lane
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 9QQ
01622 225020

Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tonbridge Road
Pembury
Kent
TN2 4QJ
01892 635928

Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Ethelbert Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3NG
01227 783010