News

  • Fun day

    Family fun day

    16 August 2017

    On Thursday 31 August, staff from the paediatric department will be hosting their annual family fun day at The Star Meadow Sports Club, Gillingham.

  • UNICEF

    Unicef recognises Medway’s ‘Baby Friendly’ commitment

    11 August 2017

    We have passed the first two stages of the rigorous assessment to become accredited by Unicef (United Nation’s Children’s Fund) as a Baby Friendly organisation and are well on our way to getting full accreditation early next year.

  • Better Best Brilliant - our improvement programme

    Medway aims for brilliant!

    07 August 2017

    We know we still have more to do to ensure the people of Medway and Swale get the care that they want and deserve and to make sure that we keep up the momentum of improvement at the Trust; that’s why we have launched our Better, Best, Brilliant improvement programme.

  • Play Specialist

    Play time for kids in A&E

    28 July 2017

    For children in particular, coming to hospital can be a distressing experience – but it doesn’t have to be. One of the Trust’s newest employees, Health Play Specialist Amy Osborn, is now working in the Trust’s paediatric A&E to improve children’s care and make their experience more positive.

  • Chaplain

    Our Chaplaincy - spiritual health care in the NHS

    26 July 2017

    The chaplaincy and spiritual care team welcomes everyone – patients, visitors and hospital staff. You do not have to think of yourself as ‘religious’ or attend a place of worship to make use of the service.

  • Elections news

    Notice of Election for Governors

    25 July 2017

    Voting has now closed and results of the election will be announced soon.

  • Get involved with research at Medway

    Medical research at Medway: more than clinical innovation

    24 July 2017

    Across our services and disciplines, our doctors and nurses are working with our patients to develop and trial new clinical procedures, treatments and medicines.

  • Kate Granger - Hello my name is campaign founder

    Hello, my name is...

    21 July 2017

    The ‘Hello, my name is...’ campaign was created by Dr Kate Granger MBE, a registrar in elderly medicine who developed terminal cancer at the age of 29.

  • Engagement at Kent Show

    Hospital at the heart of the community

    19 July 2017

    In addition to the more traditional ways of letting us have your views such as patient surveys and PALS, we are developing a network of people who are keen to be more engaged in the hospital as we work to improve services for the future.

  • Katie and Cookie, Therapy Dogs

    Katie and Cookie - our therapy dogs

    18 July 2017

    Katie and Cookie are the two therapy dogs that regularly visit the hospital to bring cheer to patients across our departments. The pair are very popular with all of our patients, young and old, and have one of the biggest Twitter followings of anyone working at the Trust!