benenden hospital prides itself on the quality of its patient care. The hospital and its employees take equal pride in winning awards from well-regarded outside sources which recognise their achievements.
These awards provide an independent assessment of the positive attitudes and experience of the staff - which are fundamental in the overall care and treatment programme that patients receive.
Healthcare 100 Awards 2009 - awarded by HSJ and the Nursing Times
Overall winner of the Healthcare 100 Awards 2009
Top Healthcare Employer 2009
Top Healthcare Employer in the field of Work Life Balance (over 100 employees) 2009
Top Employer in the field of Performance Management and Staff Development (over 100 employees) 2009
Top Healthcare Employer in the field of Leadership (over 100 employees) 2009
Top Independent Employer 2008/9.
In addition, the hospital has been described as 'a shining example' by Bernie Ribeiro, former President of the Royal College of Surgeons and has an excellent and long-standing record for first-class infection prevention and control.
"benenden hospital does terrific work."
Ann Widdecombe, former shadow Health Secretary, 2009
"benenden is a most impressive place where staff are obviously happy, valued and, as a result, promote a high standard of care for their patients."
Maura Buchanan, President of the Royal College of Nursing, 2008