About us

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is a public benefit corporation authorised under the National Health Service Act 2006. It is a single-site hospital based in Gillingham and serves a population of more than 427,000 across Medway and Swale. 

We provide clinical services to more than half a million patients a year, including more than 180,000 ED attendances, more than 55,000 admissions, more than 360,000 outpatients’ appointments and more than 4,500 babies born last year.

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we have 26 seats on the Council of Governors and more than 10,000 public members. We employ more than 4000 staff, making us one of Medway’s largest employers. In addition, over 300 volunteers provide invaluable support across the League of Friends, Hospital Radio and the Voluntary Services Department.

The hospital is made up of five divisions – Cancer and Core Clinical Services, Central Operations, Medicine and Emergency Care, Surgery and Anaesthetics and Women, Children and Young People.   

The Board of directors, led by Acting Chair Mark Spragg, comprises five executive directors including Jayne Black, Chief Executive, and seven non-executive directors including the Chair.