Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital

We offer a service for patients, within the acute sector, who are medically stable but need further rehabilitation.

Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital

01227 594601

Northwood Road, Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2HN

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.

Visiting times

Open ward visiting.

Inpatient visiting hours: 10.30am to 8pm
Outpatient clinics: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.


Linda Bradley

Ward sister(s)

Sally Disleris-Beck
Pauline Webb

Who we are

The team is made up of a matron, ward manager, registered nurses, rehabilitation assistants, health care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a care manager, a pharmacist, visiting medical officer and medical consultants.

What we do

We provide a rehabilitation-focussed inpatient approach to care. There are 18 beds available and the hospital takes patients directly from their own homes, when they are unable to cope at home, but do not need to be in an acute hospital.

We offer a service for patients, within the acute sector, who are medically stable but need further rehabilitation. Our aim is to help patients regain their independence where appropriate and to teach them coping strategies, for example after a stroke.

Staff work with the patient, carer and relatives to make sure all aspects of care, including assessment of needs on admission, joint goal setting, planning, implementation and evaluation of care, are effective.

Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital also offers several outpatient clinic services.

How do you use this service?

We take patients who come under pathways 2/3 of the Discharge to Assess scheme, non-weight-bearing patients and step-up patients.

Parking and facilities at the hospital

Free parking is available at the hospital for visitors.

There are vending machines for sandwiches and hot and cold drinks in the hospital. The is also a Tesco Metro close by in Tankerton High Street.

Other services offered at the hospital

Please note there may be be other services at this location, including services not provided by KCHFT.

Your comments

June 2020

The staff help me all the time. They always asks if i am ok.

April 2020

Everybody is friendly and kind and will help when needed.

March 2020

Staff and food are lovely.

March 2020

Happy with the food and the service.

March 2020

Food is nice but not always what I like to eat.

February 2020

Food is good. Staff are lovely.

February 2020

Thank you all very much for the wonderful care given to our Mum. You have all been very kind and supportive and have worked extremely hard in looking after her, during her stay with you.

February 2020

Everything and everyone is so lovely.

January 2020

Staff are nice and food is good.

January 2020

Nice and quiet, staff are nice, and the food is good.

January 2020

Staff always helpful when I need it, friendly atmosphere.

December 2019

Care and food are very good.

December 2019

Lovely staff and food.

December 2019

They do things that are best for me.

December 2019

Staff make me feel welcome.

July 2019

So well looked after, staff very friendly helpful and jolly. Food also very good.

July 2019

All the nurses are wonderful.


A lovely hospital to be in and you are treated well.

February 2019

Staff are remarkable and care is so quick, I've never experienced care like it before.

February 2019

Staff have looked after me extremely well.

January 2019

Everything about the ward is brilliant. Great food.

January 2019

The staff are all lovely and adjust what they can to get me what I've asked for.

May 2018

I have enjoyed my stay, all the staff have looked after me very well and are very patient with me.

May 2018

Treated kindly, professionally and with respect .

March 2018

I have found all staff very sympathetic and helpful as well as being highly skilled in countering pain

February 2018

Staff have gone out of their way in so many ways. Excellent hospital.

February 2018

Small intimate hospital. Excellent care and attention.

December 2016

All so nice and friendly and jolly.