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About East Kent Hospitals Charity

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East Kent Hospitals Charity raises funds for the wards and services provided by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

Through the generous support of individuals and organisations in the community we:

  • Fund vital medical research
  • Provide specialist equipment at the cutting edge of technology
  • Improve treatment facilities
  • Support staff development
  • Create a healing environment to promote well-being within clinical spaces.

Our aim

We aim to make our hospitals and healthcare services the very best they can be for our patients as well as their families and the staff treating them.

You can view our latest annual report (2017-18) to find out more about what happened at East Kent Hospitals Charity in the last financial year. 

Our appeals and sub-brands

Dementia Appeal

We want to raise up to £500,000 to support dementia services in our hospitals, with the aim of making our hospitals "dementia friendly." Find out more about the Dementia Appeal.

Tiny Toes Logo
Tiny Toes supports the work of the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the William Harvey Hospital. Find out more about Tiny Toes.


Heart in Hand Maternity Services Logo

Heart in Hand supports Maternity Services in East Kent. Donations will be used to improve facilities in the labour and post-labour wards, bereavement services, as well as funding of extra training and the purchase of additional equipment. Find out more about Heart in Hand.

Child Health - part of East Kent Hospitals Charity

Child Health funds those "extras" that are not available through normal NHS funding for East Kent's youngest patients. Our children's services include Rainbow Children's Ward at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Padua Children's Wardat the William Harvey Hospital, Dolphin Children's Ward and Children's Assessment Centre at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital and the Children's Assessment Unit at Buckland Hospital in Dover. We also provide a range of services in East Kent for speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Find out more about Child Health.

Our hospitals

Our hospitals

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals serving a local population of around 759,000 people.
We also provide many health services from other NHS facilities across East Kent including renal services in Medway and Maidstone.

Find out more

Find out about our Dementia Appeal

Our Dementia Appeal

With your support, East Kent Hospitals Charity wants to raise up to £500,000 to be spread across the five hospitals in East Kent, which will fund multiple projects to help support patients with dementia and make their time spent in hospital more enjoyable.

Find out about our Dementia Appeal

Donate to the East Kent Hospitals Charity

Our team

At East Kent Hospitals Charity we are here for you to support all your fundraising needs and to help you engage with your local hospital. 

Pick up the phone or drop us an email – we’d love to hear from you!

Meet our team- Rupert, Jenny and Dee