Remembrance day

Today our team at KIMS Hospital held a 2 minutes’ silence for those that served and lost their lives for their country and those that are still dealing with ongoing issues from their time serving. It’s been harder for The Royal British Legion to raise funds this year, and they need your support. Please take […]

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Chief Executive of MTW, Miles Scott, visits KIMS Hospital

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Remembrance day

Today our team at KIMS Hospital held a 2 minutes’ silence for those that served and lost their lives for their country and those that are still dealing with ongoing issues from their time serving. It’s been harder for The Royal British Legion to raise funds this year, and they need your support. Please take […]

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NHS Monitor licence renewed

4th June 2020 Read now
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Healthwatch Kent asks how you’re coping with COVID-19

1st June 2020 Read now
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Chief Executive of MTW, Miles Scott, visits KIMS Hospital

26th May 2020 Read now
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NHS Monitor licence renewed

KIMS Hospital are pleased to announce that the NHS provider licence has been renewed. The NHS provider licence is the main tool used by NHS Improvement for regulating providers of NHS services. The licence sets out conditions that healthcare providers must meet to help ensure that the health sector works for the benefit of patients.  […]

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Remembrance day

11th November 2020 Read now
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Healthwatch Kent asks how you’re coping with COVID-19

1st June 2020 Read now
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Chief Executive of MTW, Miles Scott, visits KIMS Hospital

26th May 2020 Read now
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Healthwatch Kent asks how you’re coping with COVID-19

Healthwatch Kent wants to hear how you may be affected by the Coronavirus and any impact on accessing your local services   At KIMS Hospital we know that getting feedback from the community and those people using our services and those of the NHS is key, especially in such difficult times as during this pandemic. […]

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Remembrance day

11th November 2020 Read now
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NHS Monitor licence renewed

4th June 2020 Read now
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Chief Executive of MTW, Miles Scott, visits KIMS Hospital

26th May 2020 Read now
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Chief Executive of MTW, Miles Scott, visits KIMS Hospital

Miles Scott, Chief Executive, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust visited KIMS Hospital on Wednesday 13th May. Miles met with Simon James, CEO of KIMS Hospital and members of the KIMS Hospital team and the MTW stroke unit rehab team who are currently based at KIMS Hospital during COVID-19. Miles said “I and everyone at MTW are very pleased with and grateful for […]

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4th June 2020 Read now
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Celebrating International Nurses Day 2020

On Tuesday, we celebrated International Nurses Day 2020 with coffee, cake, social distancing and video calls. 2020 is an important year in any nurse’s calendar as it is the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and the World Health Organisation’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife. However, in these unprecedented times when nurses across the […]

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“Thank You” from Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust’s Medical Director

Dr Peter Maskell, Medical Director at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells (MTW) NHS Trust visited KIMS Hospital on Tuesday 21st April, to personally thank our staff for our fast and professional response supporting MTW during the COVID-19 pandemic. At KIMS Hospital, we have postponed all our non-urgent treatments and surgeries to ensure we provide essential support for […]

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4th June 2020 Read now
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Thank you for showing us your support

From all of us here at KIMS Hospital, we’d like to thank you for taking the time to show us your support. We are continuing to provide essential support to our local NHS Hospitals as they focus on battling COVID-19. We’ve been getting some wonderful messages of thanks and support over the last couple of […]

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Remembrance day

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4th June 2020 Read now
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1st June 2020 Read now
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What to expect from Independent Healthcare

Watch the Independent Healthcare Provider’s Network (IHPN) new animation on what to expect from independent healthcare At KIMS Hospital we are committed to providing safe, outstanding, quality care for our patients. Our commitment includes ensuring all our patients have a good experience with us. In conjunction with the IHPN, with whom we are a member […]

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Remembrance day

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NHS Monitor licence renewed

4th June 2020 Read now
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Healthwatch Kent asks how you’re coping with COVID-19

1st June 2020 Read now
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KIMS Hospital acquires Sevenoaks Medical Centre

KIMS Hospital, the largest independent hospital in Kent, has acquired Sevenoaks Medical Centre on London Road, Sevenoaks as part of its commitment to providing local people with fast access to safe, outstanding and affordable healthcare close to where they live. Commenting on the acquisition, KIMS Hospital CEO, Simon James said, “I am delighted that Sevenoaks […]

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Dr Nathan Faulkner, Psychologist

Discussing Men’s Health with Dr Nathan Faulkner

We met with our Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist Dr. Nathan Faulkner, SCCH Consulting Affiliate, to discuss some key men’s health issues and the importance of seeking support and treatment when needed. How do physical and mental health issues affect each other? Many mental health experiences such as anxiety, depression and panic often include very powerful […]

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Supporting the University of Kent’s 5th Annual HR Conference

KIMS Hospital where delighted to sponsor and co chair the University of Kent’s 5th annual HR conference which  focused  on the multitude of aspects that create workplace wellbeing, from diet and nutrition, to mental health, personal growth and employee engagement.  At KIMS Hospital, we strongly believe in the importance of Health and Wellbeing of staff. […]

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Breast Awareness FAQs

With Breast cancer survival improving all the time (almost 9 in 10 women survive breast cancer for five or more years*) knowing how your own breasts look and feel will help you become your own expert and know what action to take should you find anything suspicious. The Breast Care Services at KIMS Hospital are […]

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A day in the life of our Macmillan Breast Care Nurse Specialist

Working at KIMS Hospital, I love being a Macmillan Breast Care Nurse Specialist and feel privileged to help people at one of the most vulnerable times of their life, through a journey that can sometimes only be described as a ‘crisis’. Everyone has a different journey and it astounds me every day to see how […]

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Know your breasts!

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and is not exclusive to women. Approximately, 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and about 370 men will be diagnosed every year.1 Being aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer is important as it can […]

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We’ve completed 100% of Consultants’ annual appraisals, beating the national average

We’re delighted to tell you that KIMS Hospital has achieved a 100% completion rate for all of Consultants, GPs and Resident Medical Officers that work with us at KIMS Hospital. The national average completion rate for Doctor’s appraisals is 91%. Every year, Consultants have annual appraisals where they discuss and reflect on their work over […]

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4th June 2020 Read now
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KIMS Hospital team outside the living wall celebrating raising money for macmillan

KIMS Hospital raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

Saturday July 20th saw a group of intrepid adventurers grapple with the arduous ascents of the North Downs down to the beachy flats of Whitstable for a healthy dose of sea air, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The 29 mile trek was challenging and exhilarating in equal measure- luckily the day was punctuated […]

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Help support KIMS Hospital’s walking team to raise money for Macmillan

On 20th July 2019, The KIMS Hospital team is walking from KIMS Hospital to Whitstable Seafront in order to raise money for our charity of the year, Macmillan Cancer Support. Over 30 of our team will be walking over 26 miles, the distance of a marathon, and they need all the encouragement they can get. […]

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What is sport medicine?

Getting active and spending some time outdoors in the sunshine is brilliant for your health. But if you’re suffering from pain or injury it can be really frustrating to have to hold back or avoid activity altogether. Getting back to doing the activities you love can be a bit of a journey, but whether you’re […]

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20th – 26th May is Dementia Action Week

Did you know that, according to the Alzheimer’s Society, 225,000 people will develop dementia this year.1 That equates to one person every three minutes developing dementia.1 This week, 20th – 26th May, has been Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week with a focus on ‘starting a conversation’ with someone you know with dementia.2 Research carried out […]

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Bowel cancer rates rising ‘among young adults’

According to the results of two recent studies, more young people under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with bowel cancer across Europe and high-income countries. It is not clear why this is happening but experts are urging doctors not to ignore the symptoms.1 In the UK, the NHS bowel cancer screening programme starts […]

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Celebrating Nurses’ Day and ODP Day

Today we’ve been celebrating Nurses’ Day and Operating Department Practitioners’ Day. Nurses Day was on Sunday 12th May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Operating Department Practitioners’ Day is celebrated on Tuesday 14th May, so we’ve combined both days into one celebration on Monday 13th. Jackie, our Chief Nurse, Kat, our Deputy Chief Nurse and […]

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April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK with almost 42,000 people diagnosed in the UK every year.  It is not gender specific, the sad fact is that, 1 in 15 men and 1 in 18 women will be diagnosed with bowel cancer during their lifetime. The good news is that bowel […]

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How research is helping with post-operative pain relief

Jo Cameron from Whitebridge, near Inverness has a very rare genetic mutation which means that she doesn’t feel any pain. Currently just one of two people in the world known to have this rare genetic makeup, she is now helping with clinical research into post-operative pain relief. Jo has lived all of her life believing […]

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KIMS Hospital welcomes even more patients

KIMS Hospital, the largest independent hospital in Kent, has seen the number of people paying for their own healthcare treatment grow by 33% compared with 24% in the previous year. Commenting on this, Simon James CEO of KIMS Hospital stated, “Our focus is to provide safe, outstanding quality care for both our NHS and private […]

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Inpatient physiotherapist taking knee replacement patient through exercises

BBC finds “Most hip and knee replacements last longer than thought”

The BBC has reported that eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last up to 25 years. You can read the full article at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47238523 Until 28th February 2019, by paying for your own treatment you could save over £1,700 on your surgery when you come to KIMS Hospital. […]

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Kent County Cricket Club chat about Men’s Health

We sat down with Kent Country Cricket Club players Sam Billings, Joe Denly and Ollie Robertson to discuss how important it is to talk about men’s health. Here, they chat to us about two of the most common cancers among men, prostate and testicular cancer, and some of the ways you can help catch possible signs […]

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KIMS Hospital 200 mile cycle challenge for the Samaritans Maidstone and Weald

On the 28th and 29th September 2018, 14 members of the KIMS Hospital team will be cycling from KIMS Hospital, Maidstone to the twinned town of Beauvais, France. The challenge of cycling over 120 miles will hope to raise much-needed funds for their charity of the year, Samaritans, Maidstone and Weald. A support crew of […]

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KIMS Hospital Wins Employer of the Year at the Kent Excellence in Business Awards

KIMS Hospital, the largest independent hospital in Kent, has been awarded Employer of the Year 2018 by the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA). This award recognises a Kent-based company’s commercial success and strategies for growth whilst achieving excellence in its commitment to the support and development of its workforce regardless of size. KIMS Hospital […]

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KIMS Hospital receives ‘Good’ rating from Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Only four year’s since opening, KIMS Hospital has been rated ‘Good’ across all areas of its service by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In addition, the inspectors found a number of areas of Outstanding practise across the hospital, including for our cardiac catheterisation laboratory which is part of the only interventional cardiology suite in an […]

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