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Athens is an access management system which provides access to professional academic resources.
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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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Research and development is fundamental to the NHS and has resulted in important innovations and treatments in healthcare.
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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.
Paediatrics
Our 27-bedded paediatric unit providing care for children aged 0-16 with a range of complex medical and surgical conditions.
Safeguarding children
Medway NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the safeguarding and the protection of children and young people attending acute and community services.
School health service
The school health service aims to assist school aged children to grow and develop into healthy adults.
Critical care
Critical care is the treatment and monitoring of people who are in a critically ill or unstable condition.
Dementia support
Carers, patients and members of the public are welcome to talk to staff to find out more about our Dementia Support Service
Emergency Department
Our emergency department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to deal with serious and life-threatening emergencies.
Your treatment
 
Going home
 
Children
 
Emergency care pathways short movie
 
Endoscopy
Our endoscopy service provides a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic service.
Facilities and Clinical Support
 
Pharmacy
We provide a safe and effective pharmacy service for our patients.
Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is aimed at restoring, maintaining and improving people’s function and movement to maximise overall wellbeing and quality of life.
Foot care (Podiatry)
Our podiatry service provides both clinical care and health promotion for a wide range of medical problems affecting the foot and lower limb.
General medicine
General medicine covers the treatment and management of a range of long-term illnesses such as diabetes and respiratory problems.
Cardiology
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.
Cardio thoracic medicine / Thoracic medicine
Cardio thoracic (chest) medicine looks after diseases that involve the lung, the lining of the lung and sometimes the chest wall itself.
Dermatology
The dermatology service is responsible for investigating, treating and managing the conditions of children and adults with skin disease.
Diabetes
Our diabetes service includes a ward-based specialised diabetes nurse service that aims to provide care and treatment.
Endocrinology
Endocrinology is mainly concerned with hormone imbalances of the endocrine (hormone) gland in adults.
Neurology
Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.
Rheumatology
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.
Orthotics
 
Pathology
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
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.
Semen tests (andrology)
A semen test involves the microscopic examination of semen to assess the concentration, motility and morphology of the sperm.
Urine tests
Your doctor or other health professional may ask for a urine sample to help diagnose or rule out health conditions.
Radiology
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
Audiology is a specialty providing diagnosis and management of patients with hearing and balance disorders.
Balance centre
The balance centre at Medway Maritime Hospital is part of the ENT service.
Orthodontics
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 theatre
Our plaster theatre service provides limb and body casts to assist with the healing of broken bones.
Urology
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.
Gynaecology services
 
Patients and Public
 
About your visit
 
Inpatients
If you are booked to come into hospital for one or more nights, find out more about how to prepare
Before you arrive
 
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When you arrive
 
On the ward
 
Facilities for inpatients
 
Going home
 
Day patients (Outpatients)
Day surgery (or day case surgery), is an operation or surgical procedure that does not involve an overnight stay in hospital.
Before your appointment
 
When you arrive
 
At your appointment
 
If you are having surgery
 
After your appointment
 
Access to Information
 
Freedom of Information (FOI) requests
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.
FOI Disclosure Log
From March 2017 the Trust is publishing all Freedom of ...
Publication scheme
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 all public authorities are required to have and operate a Publication Scheme approved by the Information Commissioner.
Who we are and what we do
 
What we spend and how we spend it
 
What are our priorities and how are we doing
 
Risk management
 
Clinical negligence scheme for trusts
 
How we make decisions
 
Public involvement and consultation
 
Corporate information
 
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Estate management
 
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Access to your own records
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.
How we handle your information
Details of how we handle personal information about you in order to provide the correct services for you.
Health records - patient and third party access
 
Appointment queries
 
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Car parking concessions
Car parking concessions at the Medway Maritime Hospital with instructions for those wishing to claim them
Getting here
 
Glossary of terms
 
Have your say
 
Health information
Patient information leaflets on a wide range of conditions and treatments.
Stay well this winter
 
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How we are doing
 
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.
News@Medway
 
Restaurant and shops
We have a selection of restaurants and shops throughout the hospital.
Smokefree
 
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.
Thanking our staff
 
Visiting times
 
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.
Your NHS number
Everyone registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own unique NHS number which will stay with them throughout their life
Overseas visitors
The National Health Service (NHS) provides free hospital treatment ...
Overseas visitors feedback form
 
Work for us
 
Benefits of working with Medway NHS Foundation Trust
 
Learning and Development
As an associated teaching hospital, we welcome medical students from King’s College London Medical School and Imperial College.
Medical education
 
Living in Medway
 
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Temporary Staffing Service
 
Volunteer with us
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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Comments about your care
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 comments, complaints or queries about your care at Medway Maritime Hospital, contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS)
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Making a complaint
Information on how to make a complaint
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Appealing to the Health Service Ombudsman
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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Query about your appointment?
The Patient Service Centre is responsible for helping to arrange your appointment at the hospital.