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

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 24 beds available on our ward and 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
01892 635717
01892 635394

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.

Your comments

August 2017

Atmosphere and helpfulness of everyone. (Goldsmid Ward)

August 2017

Everybody is helpful and friendly and cheerful. (Somerhill and Primrose Ward)

July 2017
Somerhill and Primrose Ward

Everything you done is excellent.

July 2017
Goldsmid Ward

Very helpful staff. Everything was explained and always kept up to date with progress.

July 2017
Goldsmid Ward

Friendly caring environment, essential asset for Tonbridge. Easy to visit, familiar faces, lovely food.

June 2017

Amazing staff, very happy.

June 2017

The hospital has an exceptional atmosphere which has helped my wife to recover and prepare her for home. It is all down to the wonderful sisters and nurses who are very skilled, knowledgeable and very, very caring - how lucky we are to have Tonbridge Cottage Hospital.

April 2017

Staff here are all very kind and I feel safe.

April 2017

Extremely well looked after and feeling very lucky to be here

March 2017

Dad has progressed so well from being at TCH and able to move home with help.

March 2017

My needs are met as an individual and looked after so well. Nothing is to much trouble and the staff always go the extra mile.

February 2017

Nursing staff are very caring about giving time.

January 2017

Absolutely wonderful girls, there's always been someone here to help me. I can't fault the place at all.

December 2016

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

November 2016

I have had tremendous care.

November 2016

All the staff are so kind and supportive.

October 2016

Friendly, nice, comfortable and superb staff.

October 2016

Good care and kindness.

September 2016

Everyone is so kind and patient.

August 2016

The love, the care and the attention I have received is second to none.

August 2016

Staff are all very kind.

July 2016

Wonderful caring staff.

July 2016

The standards of medical care are excellent as is the general care and comfort.

June 2016

The care and the way I was treated by the staff and nurses was excellent.The nurses could not do enough to make my stay comfortable. All staff were always polite and courteous and treated me with respect.

June 2016

Wonderful carers - no complaints whatsoever.

May 2016

Such a wonderful service.

March 2016

The staff have been lovely helpful and charming I have loved the atmostphere. The standard of care and consideration given to individuals is very high.

January 2016

All the staff are wonderful.