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The library service professional team offer a variety of literature database training sessions to suit specific professional and individual requirements
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Mark Spragg
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Paulette Lewis MBE
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Acute medical unit / Medical assessment unit
The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) provides rapid assessment, investigation and treatment for patients admitted urgently or referred by their GP.
Anaesthestics & Pain medicine
The anaesthetics service provides pain relief before, during and after surgical procedures.
Cancer services
Our cancer services are delivered by our oncology team. Oncology is the branch of medicine responsible for the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Breast care
About one in eight women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There's a good chance of recovery if it's detected in its early stages.
Lung care and mesothelioma
Across the population of Medway, there is an above average level incidence of smoking and mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a condition of the lung that is linked with prolonged exposure to asbestos in industries such as shipbuilding, power stations and building trades.
Solicitors - mesothelioma and asbestos related litigation
Macmillan Cancer Unit
We care for around 2,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families each year in our Macmillan Cancer Care Unit.
Children's services
We provide a wide range of services for children in Medway and Swale from birth to 18 years of age.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
This service provides treatment that can help relieve the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and make it much less of a problem in day-to-day life.
Looked after children
The Looked After Children service provides care for children and young people in care, as well as their foster care families and carers.
Oliver Fisher Baby Care Unit
This 26-cot unit provides intensive care for babies born prematurely or who are sick require specialist treatment.
Our 27-bedded paediatric unit providing care for children aged 0-16 with a range of complex medical and surgical conditions.
School health service
The school health service aims to assist school aged children to grow and develop into healthy adults.
Critical Care
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Research in Critical Care
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Critical Care - Comments, Concerns and Complaints
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Dementia support
Carers, patients and members of the public are welcome to talk to staff to find out more about our Dementia Support Service
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Our endoscopy service provides a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic service.
Estates, Facilities and Clinical Engineering
Estate management
General medicine
General medicine covers the treatment and management of a range of long-term illnesses such as diabetes and respiratory problems.
The cardiology team diagnose and manage both acute (severe and sudden) and chronic (worsens over time) health conditions related to the heart.
Cardio respiratory
The cardio respiratory service is staffed by a team of highly skilled specialists in all aspects of cardiac and respiratory investigation and diagnosis working alongside the cardiology service.
Thoracic Medicine
Cardio thoracic (chest) medicine looks after diseases that involve the lung, the lining of the lung and sometimes the chest wall itself.
The dermatology service is responsible for investigating, treating and managing the conditions of children and adults with skin disease.
Our diabetes service includes a ward-based specialised diabetes nurse service that aims to provide care and treatment.
Endocrinology is mainly concerned with hormone imbalances of the endocrine (hormone) gland in adults.
Medway and Swale Children’s Diabetes Service
The Medway and Swale Children's Diabetes Service is a ...
Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.
The rheumatology department diagnoses and manages conditions in adults and children which cause painful joints and muscles.
Home First
Medway NHS Foundation Trust and our community partners, Medway Community Healthcare and Medway Council have launched a new scheme to help our inpatients get home sooner.
Medway Simulation Suite
Nutrition and dietetics
The nutrition and dietetic department provides a dedicated service to the population of Medway and Swale.
Occupational therapy
Occupational therapy provides support to people whose health prevents them doing the activities that matter to them.
Pathology is the study of disease, its causes and progression.
Blood tests (phlebotomy)
Our blood test service is a diagnostic test used to assess your general state of health.
Haematology is the field of medicine dealing with blood disorders such as anaemia, bleeding disorders and malignant conditions related to blood cells such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Diagnostic services
Diagnostic services provide a full range of diagnostic services at the main hospital site.
Labelling and transporting your own sample
Criteria for accepting and rejecting samples.
Urine tests
Your doctor or other health professional may ask for a urine sample to help diagnose or rule out health conditions.
We provide a safe and effective pharmacy service for our patients.
Physiotherapy is aimed at restoring, maintaining and improving people’s function and movement to maximise overall wellbeing and quality of life.
Radiology, or imaging, is at the heart of modern medicine and is used for fast, accurate diagnosis of many conditions.
Respiratory medicine
The respiratory medicine service is responsible for investigating, diagnosing and treating lung diseases, working with the x-ray (radiology) department and the cardiorespiratory team.
Sexual health
Last year over 26,000 people used sexual health services in Medway to improve their sexual health.
Speech and language therapy
Our speech and language therapy service provide support and advice to adults with acquired communication and/or swallowing disorders.
Surgical services
Our surgery service employs a team of skilled doctors, nurses and allied professionals to offer a broad range of core and specialist services.
Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
Our Ear, nose and throat (ENT) service is responsible for investigating, diagnosing and treating disorders and defects of the ears, nose (including sinuses), throat, head and neck for children and adults.
Audiology is a specialty providing diagnosis and management of patients with hearing and balance disorders.
Our orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance, position and function of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth.
Orthopaedics and trauma
Orthopaedics and trauma is an area of surgery concerned with injuries and conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves).
Plaster Room
Our plaster theatre service provides limb and body casts to assist with the healing of broken bones.
Virtual Fracture Clinic (VFC)
The Virtual Fracture Clinic (VFC) was introduced at Medway ...
Urology deals with disturbances of the urinary and reproductive organs.
Vascular surgery
Vascular surgery involves assessment, diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the veins and arteries, usually with the aim of restoring normal blood flow.
Women’s health
Our women’s health services include services for women, including breast care, maternity and newborn care, sexual health and gynaecology.
Medway NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the safeguarding and the protection of children and young people attending acute and community services.
Maternity Services
Patient Initiated Follow Up (PIFU)
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Rapid Access Clinic for Elderly
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Day surgery (or day case surgery), is an operation or surgical procedure that does not involve an overnight stay in hospital.
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The Freedom of Information Act recognises that as a member of the public, you have the right to know how public services such as the NHS are organised and run, how much they cost and how you can make complaints if you need to.
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Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 all public authorities are required to have and operate a Publication Scheme approved by the Information Commissioner.
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Anyone can make a request to see the information that Medway NHS Foundation Trust holds about them; this is called a subject access request.
Making a request for the deceased
Whilst the Data protection Act does not extend to cover deceased persons, the Trust is bound a duty of confidentiality to ensure that only the representative of a deceased person accesses records.
Request for Medical Records for Children and Young People
Third party requests for medical records and X-Rays
Solicitors/Insurance/medical companies acting on behalf of a patient may make an application for access to the patient’s records.
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In need of transport?
Our non-emergency patient transport service is available for eligible patients who cannot use other forms of travel because of their medical or mobility condition, or because without the service, their medical condition would otherwise worsen.
Restaurant and shops
We have a selection of restaurants and shops throughout the hospital.
Spiritual care
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 our service.
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Wheelchair service
If you are accompanying a friend or relative to hospital for their appointment and need a wheelchair, you can find these in the wheelchair bay inside the main entrance of the hospital.
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Everyone registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own unique NHS number which will stay with them throughout their life
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The Organisational and Professional Development department offers a range of development programmes for all staff to provide the Best of Care through the Best of People.
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Anyone with an interest in health and wellbeing who is over the age of sixteen is welcome to apply to become a volunteer.
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The Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS) are here for anyone who needs advice, information or support, or who may have a concern about the care provided by Medway NHS Foundation Trust.
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
If you have any compliments, comments, concerns or queries about your care at Medway Maritime Hospital, contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS)
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If you are dissatisfied with our response to your complaint then you have the right to refer your complaint to the Health Service Ombudsman.
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The Patient Service Centre is responsible for helping to arrange your appointment at the hospital.
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