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, Medway Maritime Hospital, which serves a population of more than 424,000 across Medway and Swale.
We provide clinical services to almost half a million patients a year, including more than 125,000 Emergency Department attendances, more than 88,000 admissions, more than 278,000 outpatients appointments and more than 5,000 babies born last year.
As an NHS Foundation Trust, we have a 24-strong Council of Governors and more than 10,000 public members. We employ around 4,400 staff, making us one of Medway’s largest employers. We currently have 164 apprenticeships in the organisation, ranging from level 2 to level 7, and close to 400 volunteers provide invaluable support across the League of Friends, Hospital Radio and the Voluntary Services Department.
The hospital is made up of two clinical divisions – Unplanned and Integrated Care and Planned Care – supported by corporate functions. Each clinical directorate has a dedicated leadership team comprising Divisional Director of Operations, Divisional Medical Director and Divisional Director of Nursing. The Board of directors, led by Acting Chair Jo Palmer, comprises nine executive directors including James Devine, Chief Executive, and seven non-executive directors including the Acting Chair.