Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital
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.
Open ward visiting.
Inpatient visiting hours: 10.30am to 8pm
Outpatient clinics: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.
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.