First home grown qualified midwives set to take up new posts at Trust
06 February 2023
Dreams of helping to bring new life into the world have become a reality for two former Maternity Support Workers (MSWs) after they completed a midwifery degree apprenticeship and become Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s first home grown midwives.
Support from Medway League of Friends benefits patients
01 February 2023
Thanks to funding and continued support by Medway League of Friends, patients undergoing treatment in the hospital are benefiting from new and updated defibrillators, gynaecological couches and a pharmacy refrigerator.
New free app to help patients wait less for urgent NHS care
25 January 2023
Patients in Kent and Medway are now able to use an app to view waiting times at urgent treatment centres (UTCs) and minor injury units (MIUs).
Update on planned industrial action – Thursday 26 January 2023
23 January 2023
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) has announced that its members will be striking at 30 NHS organisations, including Medway NHS Foundation Trust, on Thursday 26 January 2023.
We want to reassure our patients, their families and carers that our priority is to continue to provide safe care for those who need it during the strike action. Find out more here.
Can you help improve health care in Medway and Swale?
16 January 2023
We'd love for you to join a discussion about research on Thursday 26 January at 10am, to help us improve health care for you and future patients.
Advice for patients seeking emergency care during latest industrial action
10 January 2023
Patients are being asked to seek emergency care if they need to during industrial action and take simple steps to help ensure care is available to those who need it most.
Trust launches new patient safety initiative
06 January 2023
Call 4 Concern (C4C) enables inpatients staying at Medway Maritime Hospital, and their friends and family, to call a dedicated number 24/7 for immediate help and advice if they still have ongoing concerns about their own or their loved ones changing condition despite raising their concerns with the nurse in charge or doctor.
Help us to get your loved ones home
04 January 2023
The Trust remains under considerable pressure, and we are currently running at extremely high levels of bed occupancy and seeing a significant rise in demands for our services.
Trust statement from Jayne Black, Chief Executive
03 January 2023
Our Emergency Department is very busy at the moment, and we are also facing ongoing challenges in discharging patients who are well enough to leave hospital – all of which leads to longer waits than we would like for patients to be seen and admitted.
Local DJ raises £9,000 for Medway Hospital Charity
28 December 2022
Steve Parish turned his social media DJ sets during lockdown into a way to raise vital funds for the NHS.