Tonbridge Cottage Hospital
Vauxhall Lane, Marden, Tonbridge Kent, TN11 0NE
Ward 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, health care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and a care manager.
What we do
We provide an assessment and rehabilitation-focussed in-patient approach to care. There are 14 beds available on our nursing ward and there are 12 beds available on our therapy ward. The hospital gives priority to (step-up) patients who need more care than they are receiving at home, but who do not need to go into an acute hospital, via A&E.
We also take (step-down) patients who have been in an acute hospital and need a bit more assistance before they go home. These patients primarily come from Maidstone and Tunbridge Well NHS Trust hospitals, although we also take patients out of area, if need be.
Our aim is to help patients regain their independence where appropriate, and to teach them coping strategies. 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.
We have an 18-day discharge policy so any patient needing to be admitted to the hospital needs to have clear rehabilitation goals that are achievable within this timescale.
How do you use this service?
You need to be referred by your GP or via one of the following routes:
West Kent urgent care home treatment service
07887 624979 – Tonbridge base
07887550602 – Coxheath base
Central Referral Unit
0300 123 1950
Community Liaison Team – acute hospital based team
Parking and facilities at the hospital
Free parking is available at the hospital for visitors, approx. 100 spaces including disabled spaces.
There is a hot and cold drinks machine in the hospital.