Westview Hospital

Information for patients staying on the ward, their carers and relatives.

Westview Hospital

01580 261576

Plummer Lane, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6TX

We encourage and welcome family, friends and carers to keep in contact with you while you are staying with us.

Our usual policy is for open visiting but this has changed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please speak with a member of the hospital team for the latest guidelines around visiting while you are at Westview.

Contact us

The main hospital reception: 01580 261576 or 01580 261522.

Ward names

Benenden East – 15 beds

Benenden West – 15 beds

Matron

Nicola Wilcoxon

Consultant

Dr Phil Brighton

Parking and facilities at the hospital

Free parking on site.

There is a hourly hopper bus from Tenterden town centre to the hospital. Please note, there is no train station in Tenterden.

Hot drinks can be provided to visitors on the ward – there is no café on site.

Who we are

We are an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team (MDT) dedicated to your rehabilitation and we will help you to achieve the best possible recovery to get you back home.

What we do

On admission to us, you will be introduced to some of the ward multi-disciplinary team (MDT), who will agree an individual care plan with you. Our aim is to enable you to recover as much independence as possible before returning home. We will also set an expected date of discharge with you; this may be changed, if appropriate.

We have a strong rehabilitation focus on our ward. This means we will encourage you to set achievable goals and be as active as possible to make you more confident and help your recovery.

We encourage our patients to engage with this and your families and carers to support you.

A key part of your recovery will include getting up and dressed each day, so please make sure you have day clothes and suitable shoes with you, together with any items you may need for your personal care.

Please leave valuables at home or let us know if you would like them to be stored in the safe.

During your stay, we hope you will also be able to enjoy some of our activities, for example games, quizzes and group exercise sessions, which will help your recovery, progress and wellbeing.

The MDT will work together with you, your family and carers to make sure all support is in place before you go home.

Visiting times

We encourage and welcome family, friends and carers to keep in contact with you while you are staying with us.

Our usual policy is for open visiting but this has changed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please speak with a member of the hospital team for the latest guidelines around visiting while you are at Westview.