Hawkhurst Community Hospital

Providing a rehabilitation-focussed inpatient approach to care.

Hawkhurst Community Hospital

Hawkhurst Community Hospital

TEMPORARY PHONE NUMBER 07392 864 251 (Landline 01580 753345 out of order)

High Street, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 4PU

24-hour service for patients, visiting times are 2.30 to 5pm and 6.30 to 8pm

Who we are

The team consists of a modern junior matron, registered nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and a care manager.

What we do

We provide a rehabilitation-focussed inpatient approach to care. There are 22 beds available and the hospital takes patients directly from their own homes, when they are unable to cope at home, but do not need to be in an acute hospital.

We offer a service for patients, within the acute sector, who are medically stable but need further rehabilitation.

Our aim is to help patients regain their independence where appropriate, and to teach them coping strategies, for example after a stroke. Staff work in partnership with the patient, carer and relatives to ensure all aspects of care, including assessment of needs on admission, joint goal setting, planning, implementation and evaluation of care, are effective.

Patients needing rehabilitation after a stroke are referred on to the Sapphire Unit based at Gravesham Community Hospital so they can receive the specialist input necessary to obtain the optimum result.

How do you use this service?

You need to be referred by a GP or healthcare professional to use this service.

Parking and facilities at the hospital

Free parking is available at the hospital for visitors.

There is a League of Friends shop which sells snacks and toiletries.

Your comments

August 2017

I am happy with friendly atmosphere in this hospital as well with medical/physiotherapy treatment. Staff are very helpful and caring.

August 2017

First class service by the doctors, nurses, cleaners and staff - with excellent food throughout my stay.

August 2017

The care is good, everything's clean, you can't find fault.

July 2017

Wonderful people - so helpful. I have never laughed like I have here.

July 2017

Staff friendly, encouraging and committed. I have made excellent progress.

June 2017

All the staff are very helpful and friendly; they put you at ease. There is no stress, worry or fear.

May 2017

Peaceful setting with supportive and encouraging environment.

May 2017

Very good care, cannot fault anything. Staff very friendly.

April 2017

High levels of competence care and consideration shown to me by all staff.

April 2017

The staff are very caring and friendly. The environment is very peaceful. Everything was fantastic.

March 2017

Very attentive, friendly staff at all levels where nothing is too much trouble.

March 2017

The nurses, healthcare assistant and all the staff were highly considerate and kind, highly professional.

February 2017

Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I would come back any time if I had to.

January 2017

The staff were very kind and the food was excellent.

December 2016

The care is exceptional.

December 2016

The care is very good. The hospital is very homely.

November 2016

The physio helped me greatly and the nurses were very kind.

November 2016

Extremely friendly, positive and encouraging staff and general ambience.

October 2016

All very jolly and helpful.

September 2016

The care and staff are wonderful.

August 2016

Excellent care, staff very friendly and helpful. Food to a high standard.

July 2016

It feels like a hotel here, different from normal hospitals, lovely environment to recover in.

June 2016

Such good care.

May 2016

Easy convenient and thorough.