Tonbridge Cottage Hospital

A community hospital that offers in-patient care on the ward.

Tonbridge Cottage Hospital

01732 353653

Vauxhall Lane, Marden, Tonbridge Kent, TN11 0NE

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service

Family members, friends and loved ones who are part of a patient’s household or support bubble are allowed to visit them in hospital.

Visiting for people not in a patient's household or bubble will also be allowed on compassionate grounds. This includes end of life, people with learning disabilities or to support their mental health.

For others we will be offering 'virtual visits' so they can still keep in touch with friends or family.

Please read our visitors guidance here.

The situation will be monitored and if necessary revised. However visiting for patients at end of life will continue.

Keep up-to-date with the latest information, read our page on Coronavirus.

 

Ward manager

Caroline Essenhigh

Ward sisters

Ruth Rea, Ros Jeapes and Catherine Gillespie

Speciality doctor

Dr Jenny Imran

Welcome to Tonbridge Community Hospital

The hospital operates one large ward with 25 beds and an ambulatory care room for ambulatory patients to receive intravenous antibiotics on a daily basis.

On admission to Goldsmid Ward, you will be introduced to members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) which includes nurses, health care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and a care manager. You will be involved in the development of personalised care plans and rehabilitation goals which are available for you and you family to view. Our aim is to enable you to recover as much independence as possible prior to returning home.

Getting up and dressed each day will be a key part in aiding 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 aid your recovery, progress and well-being.

The MDT will work with you, involving your family and carers, from admission to make sure all support is in place prior to your timely 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 more detailed information about your care and rehabilitation goals and ward staff will be available to discuss any queries you may have during your stay with us.

Parking and facilities at the hospital

A free car park is available.

There is no on site restaurant available for visitors; a vending machine is available in the reception waiting room.

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 David Goodridge visits the hospital regularly.

Your comments

May 2020

Everybody has been extremely kind.

April 2020

Everything has been great. Food was right on the mark and staff were willing to help.

March 2020

I feel that the staff have been great and the therapy I've had for my hip have been fantastic. I'm glad I was offered the opportunity to come to this hospital.

March 2020

They encourage me greatly.

March 2020

The staff have been wonderful. I would like to go home as my wife is missing me. The staff have listened and are helping me to get home quickly.

February 2020

All of the staff are caring and friendly and they all listen to you.

February 2020

I'll always praise this place because I have experienced good food and the way you look after us.

February 2020

Everything that could be coped with was coped with. I even have been given medication late at night time.

February 2020

All of the staff are caring and friendly. They all listen to you.

February 2020

I have experienced good food and the way you look after us, I'll always praise this place.

January 2020

Food is very good, my stay has been very good, all staff have been lovely, but I am excited to go home to see my cats.

January 2020

Friendly and helpful staff . Took very good care of me . God bless you all.

January 2020

I get updated on my progress. I have had a very good experience with the therapy team. I've worked towards my goals really well after fracturing my hip.

December 2019

Everyone is so helpful and kind and they help me get dressed and make me look smart. Food is nice. (Somerhill & Primrose ward)

December 2019

I've had the best care. (Goldsmid ward)

December 2019

You are lovely nurses and always around. (Goldsmid war)

July 2019

Staff are so friendly, kind, and considerate. Nothing is too much trouble. (Goldsmid ward)

July 2019

Staff are friendly and they meet your needs. (Goldsmid ward)

June 2019

Nice food and good surroundings and nice staff. (Goldsmid ward)

May-19

The treatment is very good and everybody is at your beck and call. Staff are so helpful. (Goldsmid ward)

May-19

The nurses and carers have been exceptional with the level of care they have given me. (Somerhill and Primrose ward)

June 2019

The staff are very caring and I have been very well looked after. (Goldsmid ward)

June 2019

Facilities were very good. So were the hospitals own staff and food. (Somerhill and Primrose ward)

May-19

Thank you for all your kindness. You have been brilliant. (Goldsmid ward)

February 2019

Just to say thank you to all the staff, nurses, volunteers, cleaners and the lovely tea lady for your care and kindness to mum. (Goldsmid ward)

February 2019

I would like to take this time to thank you all for your help, care and kindness towards our father and family. You are all wonderful. (Somerhill & Primrose ward)

January 2019

I have been well looked after here in the ward and all staff have been kind and pleasant. 

January 2019

I'm very happy here.

January 2019
Somerhill and Primrose Ward

Knowledgeable and helpful staff, quick to respond to requests for help, friendly atmosphere. Food usually good, with broad menu. 

June 2018
Somerhill & Primrose Ward

Everything is right about this place. People are very helpful. Food is an excellent quality. Is marvellous here.

May 2018
Somerhill & Primrose Ward

Always cheerful and chatty, very poilte, very nice.

April 2018
Goldsmid Ward

Quality of staff is very high standard.

April 2018
Somerhill & Primrose Ward

each member of the staff introduced themselves to me which made me feel welcomed and immediately set us all in.a friendly atmosphere. The care that they took in assisting me was extremely professional throughout my stay.

March 2018
Goldsmid Ward

Everything is well taken care off. I have enjoyed my time here. Thank you to all the staff. The staff are so kind.

March 2018
Goldsmid Ward

Rooms are very clean and staff so helpful and friendly. Always ready to help and listen.

February 2018

The care and support is very good, nothing is too much trouble. (Goldsmid Ward)

February 2018

The staff are so kind and helpful. They have time for me. I find it stressful, they give me confidence to move about . (Somerhill and Primrose Ward)

February 2018

I have had such good attention and care. Clean and comfortable at all times. (Goldsmid Ward)

January 2018

The care and loving staff with all their help they give me day and night. (Goldsmid Ward)

December 2016

The staff and all the people are absolutely marvellous, I can't say any more than that.

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