Community Engagement

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The Engagement team at Medway NHS Foundation Trust proactively goes out into the local community of Medway and Swale to talk to people about their experiences of using Trust services. This feedback is then channelled appropriately within the Trust to ensure the patient’s voice is heard throughout the decision-making process and as we build or develop services.

The Engagement Team reaches out particularly to harder to reach groups and welcomes invitations to visit groups representing seldom-heard audiences.

The Engagement Team works to support other services and teams within the Trust and we have engaged with the local community on the following topics this year:

  • Patient First - celebrating the first year of successful outcomes, with the Strategy and Transformation Team
  • gathering patient insight ahead of the opening of Sheppey Frailty Unit
  • sharing the achievements and the importance of cutting edge research being carried out by the Research Team
  • supporting the Charity Team with fundraising initiatives and raising awareness of the aims of Medway Hospital Charity to benefit our patients.

Our Trust Governors support us in this work.

During 2023, the Engagement Team is focusing on engaging with young people throughout Medway and Swale, building on partnerships with local schools, colleges and universities in order to ensure that young people are represented and have a say.

If you would like the Engagement Team to come and visit your organisation, or group, please email: 

 Community Engagement Updates

Click the links below to read our updates from across the Trust and the community.




December 2022 December 2021 November 2020
September 2022 October 2021 August 2020
May 2022 August 2021 June 2020
February 2022 June 2021
March 2021