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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

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Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Ethelbert Road


01227 866450


01227 866451


If you want to work for a Trust where staff are caring and put patients first; where innovation flourishes; where there are opportunities to develop your career and you can live and work in the Garden of England, this is the place for you. We have fabulous countryside, great heritage, excellent schools and easy, rapid access to London and the continent.

We are a teaching Trust so we play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals, working closely with local universities and with the medical schools in London, Brighton and Grenada. We also “grow our own” so you don’t necessarily have to have a clinical education to start your career here.

It was recently announced that a new medical school, the first in the county, will be opening in two years. The school, which will offer 100 medical school places per year, is a game-changing opportunity and one which the two universities and Kent and Medway trusts have been working towards and hoping for over several years.

With around 8,000 staff, 1,100 beds and serving a population of 759,000 people, we are one of the largest acute foundation trusts in England.

We provide the full range of district general hospital services from The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate. Kent & Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury is a specialist services hub with an urgent care centre. The Buckland Hospital, Dover, and Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone, provides a variety of outpatient, diagnostic and minor injury services.

We work closely with our commissioners and partners in health and social care to provide services to the population we serve which help them to stay well, receive great care when they need it and support them to return home or to the most appropriate place for their long-term care needs.

We are on an improvement journey. Our Care Quality Commission inspection in September 2016 found widespread improvement across all three of the Trust’s main hospital sites and praised the exceptionally caring nature of our staff.

There is always more to do and we are committed to making the Trust a truly great place to work and improve on our current rating of two hospitals rated Good and the other three hospitals, and the Trust overall, as requires improvement.

We would love you to be part of our journey. Come and join our team!

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