Hawkhurst Community Hospital

Providing a rehabilitation-focussed inpatient approach to care.

Hawkhurst Community Hospital

01580 753345

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.

Matron

Jane Browning

Ward sister(s)

Samantha Dunlop and Fay Rathmell

Consultant

Consultant available on request.

Doctor

Dr Van Der Plas

Phone numbers

Main reception: 01580 753345

Visiting times

Open visiting.

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.

Your comments

March 2020

All nursing staff are very helpful in every way. Thank you all so much . I have my appetite back. The food is very good.

March 2020

There is a good choice of food. Staff are all very cheerful.

March 2020

All the staff are first class.

February 2020

The staff were all very helpful and kind. They made you feel you were someone.

February 2020

Thank you the staff here. NHS staff all great, I can't thank them enough.

February 2020

The staff have been helpful and very friendly.

January 2020

All staff and personnel have been wonderful and I felt as if they were my friends. Very kind and helpful in all aspects.

January 2020

I consider that this hospital is second to none. It has caring and attentive staff who are very professional. The building presents very clean and is a building to be proud of.

December 2019

Staff very friendly, all areas kept clean at all times.

December 2019

I was very well looked after.

July 2019

This hospital is a lovely place. All staff are absolutely kind, nice and nothing is too much trouble for them. They are a great help on the road to recovery.

July 2019
Hawkhurst

The staff have been excellent. Helped me when needed and always a smile on their faces.

July 2019
Hawkhurst

I am happy here.Staff are wonderful, they explain to you. Food is good.

June 2019
Hawkhurst

I was well looked after by all staff and its such a nice room.

June 2019

I have been treated well, the food has been good and staff very attentive.

June 2019
Hawkhurst

The hospital is the best one I have ever been in and I have been in lots.

February 2019

The care in this hospital is excellent and in this ward in particular.

February 2019

Staff are marvellous - they deserve medals just for pandering to my peculiar needs especially getting up before 5am.

January 2019

More like home than a hospital.

January 2019

I have had a very pleasant stay and been treated very well, with kindness and consideration.

June 2018

The whole team are very caring and friendly - always helpful.

June 2018

A happy caring team, high standard of cooking, a lovely garden to look out on or relax in. Regular physio.

March 2018

Its just that all the staff have been unbelievably kind and considerate to me & I feel that I have made friends with many. I was so lucky also to have a lovely room with a view to match. Thank you so much for making my stay here so enjoyable.

March 2018

For the care and attention, wonderful; staff. Thank you.

February 2018

The staff are very committed to thier jobs and work very hard.

February 2018

I was comfortable and looked after kindly.

December 2016

The care is exceptional.

December 2016

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