Hawkhurst Community Hospital
High Street, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 4PU
Open ward visiting, please see details below.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service
The hospital is operating as normal at the moment, with restricted visiting times. Please see the details below to contact the hospital.
Keep up-to-date with the latest information, read our page on Coronavirus.
Samantha Dunlop and Fay Rathmell
Consultant available on request.
Dr Van Der Plas
Main reception: 01580 753345
visitors advised to avoid visiting during the ward’s busiest times, between 8am and 11am and meal times (8am, 12noon, 5.30pm).
Visitors welcomed if they wish to be involved in the patients care, arrangements can be discussed with the ward staff.
Welcome to Hawkhurst Community Hospital
We are a 22 bed in-patient unit providing a rehabilitation and intermediate care service. You will need to be referred by your GP from home or while you are a patient in a main (acute) hospital by the team looking after you.
On admission to us you will be introduced to your named nurse who will work closely as part of the ward multidisciplinary team (MDT) to agree an individual care plan with you; our aim being to enable you to recover as much independence as possible prior to returning home.
Getting up and dressed each day will play a key part in your recovery, so please make sure you have day clothes and suitable shoes with you along with any items you may need for your personal care. During your stay we hope you will also be able to enjoy some of our activities which will help your recovery, progress and well-being.
The MDT will work together with you, your family and carers to make sure all support is in place prior to your discharge from us.
We would encourage and welcome your family, friends and carers to visit you while you are with us.
On admission, you and your family will be provided with a folder containing more detailed information about your care and all staff will be available to discuss any queries you may have during your stay with us.
The team takes pride in delivering high quality care for our patients. We are always happy to receive compliments or you can tell us about anything we could have done better. You can give your feedback anytime online here.
Parking and facilities at the hospital
Free car parking spaces available.
There is no on site restaurant available for visitors.
Visitors can buy a meal, if required, during their visit. Please speak to a member of the ward team.
No vending machine available. A small League of Friends shop is available selling personal care items, confectionery, cards, etc.
Other services offered at the hospital
Please note there may be be other services at this location, including services not provided by KCHFT.
League of Friends
Chairman – Peter Hoole
Contact 01580 753345
The League of Friends office is in the hospital reception area and the chairman visits the hospital regularly.