Accreditations & Awards

We pride ourselves on delivering safe, outstanding quality care to our patients and taking care of our team. Our accreditations and awards are recognition of our hard work and dedication.
NJR 'Quality Data Provider' 2019/2020

The National Joint Register (NJR) Quality Data Provider award demonstrates our high standards in patient safety. The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients, clinicians and industry. The scheme benefits hospitals and future patients by recognising and rewarding best practice; increasing engagement and awareness of the importance in quality data collection; and helping embed the ethos that better data informs and ultimately enables improved future care.

Disability Confident Employer

KIMS Hospital are proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident Employer, ensuring that its recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. Through the scheme, KIMS Hospital can recruit from the widest pool of talent, understand the needs of disabled employees, challenge attitudes to disability, and ensure that disabled people can fulfil their potential and realise their career ambitions.

NHS Shared Business Services Approved Framework Supplier

The NHS SBS Approved Framework Supplier accreditation demonstrates our commitment to supporting the NHS, offering our services through the Shared Businesses Services venture. The NHS SBS increases efficiency and reduces costs within the NHS by providing it with easy access to a range of beneficial business services outside of it's own in-house provisions.

NHS Monitor licence - May 2020

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. KIMS Hospital is required to self certify annually for this licence and to publish the associated letter. Further information about the NHS provider licence can be found here:

Working to become Dementia Friendly

KIMS Hospital has recently been recognised as "Working to Become Dementia Friendly" by KCC. The hospital has implemented many measures to ensure that any patient or visitor affected by dementia is well supported and that the environment is dementia friendly. KIMS Hospital works closely with the dementia-friendly Facebook group, Building a Dementia Friendly Maidstone, which was formed in 2014. This group's ethos is to encourage as many local professionals, carers, people with dementia and anyone interested in dementia to work together with the aim to make the Maidstone District Dementia Friendly.

CQC ‘Good’ rating – 6 April 2018

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 independent hospital in Kent.

Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) – Employer of the Year 2018

KIMS Hospital won the award following strong competition in the category with the highest standard of entries ever received in the ten years the KEiBA Awards have been running. 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.

Recruiter Awards 2017 – Best In-House Recruitment Team

KIMS Hospital beat large national companies such as House of Fraser to be named winner at the awards ceremony. This award recognises market insight, outstanding service and achievement by a UK in-house recruitment team.

Kent CIPD Awards 2017 – Innovation in Recruitment

This award recognises effective approaches to the targeting, selection and recruitment of talent at all levels from school leavers and graduates to senior positions. The Kent branch of CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, is a not-for-profit organisation that champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years.

In-house recruitment awards 2016 – Best employee referral strategy

KIMS Hospital was able to demonstrate its effectiveness in engaging existing employees to recruit family, friends and associates, with success in achieving desired targets in efficiency, quality and retention. This award recognises organisations that have been successful in the creation, innovation and efficiency in the development and execution of an employee referral strategy

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter 2016 – Excellence Award

KIMS Hospital has achieved Excellence across all nine assessed areas. As the leading independent hospital in Kent, employing over 250 people, KIMS Hospital is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of their people and create a great place to work. By nurturing its people and environment, teams feel better engaged and more productive in their day to day roles. This award is part of a national initiative funded by Public Health England and driven locally by Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council, to improve the health and wellbeing of employees.

Investors in People – Bronze

KIMS Hospital has achieved the Bronze ‘Investors in People’ accreditation. This achievement reflects that a supportive working culture and good people strategies are embedded within the organisation.

Laing Buisson Awards 2015 – Nursing Practice Winner

The cardiac team at KIMS Hospital has won this prestigious Laing Buisson Nursing Practice Award. The team from KIMS Hospital beat several shortlisted hospitals from around the UK including The Royal Marsden Hospital in London. The judges were impressed with the way the team works with patients from pre-admission assessment to discharge. The team, led by Anne Hatswell, Interventional Suite Manager, cared for 338 patients in its first year, with high levels of patient satisfaction.