Sevenoaks Medical Centre celebrates its one year anniversaryBlog Health News 22nd March 2021 Enquiries & appointments
12 months ago, our medical centre in Sevenoaks opened its doors as part of the KIMS Hospital family for the first time.
KIMS Hospital’s CEO Simon James, along with Chief Nurse Jackie Groom, visited today to recognise the achievements of its first year and to hand deliver some cupcakes to the team. Simon James said, “No-one could have predicted the challenges of the past year, but we are delighted to have been able to play our part in protecting the health of the Sevenoaks community. We are extremely proud of how we have been able to respond and support the vaccine rollout.
“16th March marks one year since the first patient attended Sevenoaks Medical Centre. As COVID-19 cases continue to decline across the county, we are pleased to be able to open our doors again to private patients wanting fast access to healthcare close to where they live and continuing our support to the local community.
Since March last year, more than 2,300 private consultant appointments and over 1,000 imaging scans, including CT, mammography, MRI, ultrasound and x-ray, have been achieved at Sevenoaks Medical Centre. The centre has also played a vital community role as a COVID-19 vaccination hub, enabling the local Primary Care Network’s vaccination service rollout. To date 13,000 people have been vaccinated at the centre.
Simon continued, “We are committed to offering exceptional, affordable private healthcare in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Our services enable our patients to undertake all their treatment within Kent, whether here in Sevenoaks or via our pathway to KIMS Hospital in Maidstone, rather than having to go into London for their healthcare.”
In celebration of the anniversary, the team of 15 staff working at Sevenoaks Medical Centre were also joined by Adam Bowman, Director of Rugby and Senior Team Head Coach from Sevenoaks Rugby Club, who are sponsored by Sevenoaks Medical Centre, to congratulate them on their achievements over the past 12 months.