The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU) is a ward for patients receiving intensive monitoring and specialised nursing and medical care during the most critical time of their illness.  It is also known as the Critical Care Unit.

The unit at Maidstone Hospital is located in the blue zone on level 1, while the unit at Tunbridge Wells Hospital is situated in purple zone, level -1.

Maidstone Hospital unit manager: Jean Lennon
Maidstone Hospital unit telephone number: Unit A: 01622 222025 or 01622 222028 and Unit B: 01622 224398 or 01622 224401

Tunbridge Wells unit manager: Lindsey Reynolds
Tunbridge Wells unit manager: Front Nursing Station: 01892 635598/635446 and End Nursing Station: 01892 635065/635182

Visiting hours: This ward’s visiting hours are generally between 8am – 8pm (rest period 12-2pm – no visitors unless agreed by nurse in charge). Due to the severity of our patients’ illnesses we offer relatives and friends as much flexibility as possible with visiting times and try to tailor this to each patient’s needs. We recommend that only family and close friends visit. Due to limited space and the need to allow staff to work around you, we generally restrict visitors to two by the bedside at a time. Please note that fresh flowers are not permitted in the ICU.

For more information about protected meal times and infection control on our wards, view the Visiting hours page.