Aerial shot of KIMS Hospital grounds and buildings

Keeping you safe at KIMS Hospital

Updated 17 June 2022

The safety of our patients, staff and the consultants we work with is our priority.

KIMS Hospital continues to ask all staff and visitors to wear a face covering when in the hospital.

We are closely monitoring guidance from the Department of Health and Public Health England with a focus on;

  • Patient Safety
  • Staff & Consultant Safety
  • Safety of our Premises

Our spacious outpatient facilities, large, private inpatient bedrooms, and generously sized wards and operating theatres allow plenty of room to keep you separated from others. And with plenty of free parking in a quiet countryside environment, we are well suited to provide a safe and comfortable experience, without the need to travel into London.

Infection Prevention & Control

We have always placed infection prevention and control (IPC) at the heart of good and safe clinical practice and we are proud of our excellent record on keeping our hospital free from infection. To ensure we continue to meet our exacting standards, we employ a full-time Infection Prevention and Control Lead Nurse.

If you test positive for Covid-19, do not come to the hospital.

Important Information – Please be aware patients who test positive for Covid before their admission date will have their procedure cancelled and re-dated. We therefore advise precautions are taken to minimise your risk including wearing face masks and restricting contact with others.

 


Additional Safety Measures

We have put some new measures in place to remain as safe as possible during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Patient Testimonials

Best hospital experience I've ever had & with the Covid-19 situation as it is, I was amazed with the standard of service. You work so hard. I am very impressed. I'd like to come again if circumstances deem it appropriate Recent Patient – July 2020
I was referred by my GP to an NHS hospital in March but due to Covid-19 I was told that I would have a very long wait for an appointment. I decided to self-fund as I was worried my condition could get worse. Luckily KIMS were able to see me at short notice. They had extra measures in place to control any spread of infection but they still had the same high level of care. The consultant explained everything clearly and put my mind at ease and the nurses were caring and friendly. I would highly recommend anyone to have treatment at KIMS Hospital. Recent Patient – June 2020
In these times during Covid-19, this hospital has been absolutely great ! From start to finish Recent Patient – May 2020

COVID-19 testing

Please be aware patients who test positive for Covid before their admission date will have their procedure cancelled and re-dated. We therefore advise precautions are taken to minimise your risk including wearing face masks and restricting contact with others prior to your admission.
In line with the Government’s new guidance on ‘Living with Covid’, we have updated our Patient Pathways with the requirement that patients will need to take a LFD test within 24 hours of admission, rather than having a PCR test. Patients will be required to show evidence of a negative LFD test on arrival.
Patients are able to order their LFD kits from the below link, however they will be advised of this during their pre-assessment:
https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

If you test positive for COVID-19, we won’t be able to admit you for your procedure. We will however reassess you for a future booking. We will provide you with more detail about where to get support if you have a positive result.

Staff testing
All of our staff are tested twice per week for COVID-19. If any staff member tests positive for the virus we will manage them according to national guidance.

Wearing a face covering

In line with Government recommendations, we’re asking you to wear a face covering at all times whilst on site to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

A face covering does not need to be a clinical face mask. It could be a scarf or a home-made mask that covers your nose and mouth.

Please bring your own face covering if you have one. If you do not have one available when you arrive, please speak to a member of the team before you enter the building and we will provide you with one. Please note we only have adult size masks available.

There are some exceptions, so if you feel you cannot safely wear a face covering when you come to hospital, please call us to discuss on 01622 237 500.

Hand Hygiene

It’s important to maintain good hand hygiene to help prevent the transmission of infection. We've placed extra hand sanitiser at our entrances and other key locations around the hospital. Please use them wherever you see them.

Please also continue to wash your hands thoroughly when you have the opportunity.

Additional Cleaning

We’ve always held the very highest standards for hygiene and cleanliness. We’ve increased the frequency of cleaning of key areas throughout the hospital including door handles, lifts, banisters and other high contact surfaces.

We are also cleaning our outpatient consulting and treatment rooms between every appointment, with a deep clean at regular intervals throughout the day.

Screens and Barriers

We've put up screens and barriers at all of our reception desks throughout the hospital to keep you and our staff safe.

Virtual consultations

To help reduce the number of patients in the building at any one time, we are offering our patients the opportunity to have their appointment by video or telephone where appropriate. You can speak to our friendly enquiries team about virtual consultations by calling 01622 237 727 or emailing enquiries@kims.org.uk.

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Our team are on hand to help answer any queries you might have about coming to KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre. You can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.

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If you would like to book an appointment, you can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch.

Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.

Please be aware, if you are requesting a diagnostic scan such as an MRI, or CT, you must have a referral from a relevant clinician or Allied Health professional such as a physiotherapist.

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