Welcome to Benenden Hospital

Our calm and welcoming hospital has high patient satisfaction rates, with access to over 250 self-pay treatments and services.

As the only CQC rated Outstanding hospital in Kent, you can be confident in choosing Benenden Hospital for your diagnosis and treatment. Set in tranquil countryside, with specialist award-winning facilities, Benenden Hospital will ensure you receive first-class care from our dedicated clinical teams.

Choose Benenden Hospital for:  

  • Treatment in the heart of the Wealden countryside
  • Fast access to diagnosis and treatment
  • Leading and highly respected Consultants
  • Compassionate and experienced teams
  • Clear and easy to understand pricing

 Please note: our treatments and services are only available to patients over 18 years of age.

Charles Henry Garland

Over 100 years of excellent patient care

We have a proud history of caring for people since 1907, when the hospital was opened by the National Association for the Establishment and Maintenance of Sanatoria to treat postal workers suffering from tuberculosis.

Since then it’s been transformed into a modern, contemporary facility which delivers advanced healthcare using the latest procedures and technologies.

Our medical facilities

We’re proud of our stunning location and contemporary facilities, which have been designed around our patients’ needs. As an outpatient you’ll be welcomed to our spacious and well-equipped consulting rooms, and cared for by our friendly nursing team. As an inpatient you’ll enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your own comfortable room and be looked after by staff with the time and space to care.

Our governance

We’re committed to the quality of care of our patients and strives to continuously improve, while minimising risk and enhancing patient safety.

Infection control

We’re proud of our rigorous infection control and, with the additional hygiene measures we’ve put in place following COVID-19, you can be confident we’ve done everything we can to protect you.

Rising Mercury Society

The Rising Mercury Society provides a way for former Benenden Hospital patients to keep in touch and show their support and appreciation of the hospital. The Society currently has around 1,000 subscribing members and they each receive a newsletter twice a year, containing both updates on developments at the hospital and news of Rising Mercury activities.

How to get to Benenden Hospital

How to get to Benenden Hospital by road

Benenden Hospital, Goddard’s Green Road, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4AX

The postcode for your satnav or GPS is TN17 4AX. You should pass the signs for East End (Benenden). Don’t turn onto Green Lane as there's no parking at the back of the hospital.

We have plenty of free parking close to reception and just off Goddard's Green Road, although some of this parking is a walk from the main reception, so please allow time to park. Disabled parking is located, close to the main reception, and we have a drop off point right outside reception.

Directions from London

  • Take the M20 towards Folkestone and leave at junction 8, following the signposts for the A20 and Leeds Castle
  • At the roundabout take the exit onto the B2163 to Leeds Village
  • Follow the B2163 for 3.5 miles to a crossroads and then turn left onto the A274 signposted Sutton Valence, Headcorn and Biddenden
  • Stay on the A274 to Biddenden. Follow the directions from Biddenden below

Directions from the M25

  • Leave the M25 at junction 5, following signposts for the A21 and Hastings
  • Continue onto the A21 until 5 miles past the Pembury turn off, then take a left turn onto the A262 signposted Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Ashford
  • Continue onto the A262 to Biddenden. At the T-junction turn right onto the A274 for Tenterden. Follow the Directions from Biddenden below

Directions from Biddenden

  • On the A274, about 0.5 miles from Biddenden, take the right turn on a sharp left hand bend. The hospital is signposted here
  • Follow the road to the Castleton Oak crossroads and go straight across. Continue on this road for a further 0.5 miles until you reach the hospital
  • Our main car parks are directly opposite the main hospital building

Directions from Hastings

  • Take the A21/B2244 towards Hawkhurst
  • Not long after you go past the Kent sign, you’ll reach a crossroads. Turn right onto Conghurst Lane
  • After 1.7 miles, turn right onto Rye Rd. Shortly after, turn left onto Sponden Lane and continue straight onto Mill Street and onto New Pond Road
  • Turn right onto Goddard’s Green Road where you will reach the hospital after 1.8 miles

How to get to Benenden Hospital by train

Headcorn station is approximately seven miles from the hospital. For more information on train times, please visit National Rail Enquiries or Trainline. We can’t accept any responsibility for the information, advice or other services they provide for you.

Major access notice

Goldford Road closure: the road closure will affect Golford Road from the Golford Crossroads heading towards Benenden village as far as Hemsted Forest Equestrian Centre. The closure will start on Monday 9th October 2023 and last for 11 weeks. During this time, access to the hospital from Golford Road will be blocked.

To reach the hospital, you will need to follow the diversion signs from Golford Crossroads along the Tenterden Road to Castleton’s Oak Crossroads. Alternatively, you can use other routes such as Cranbrook Road or Benenden Road, depending on your direction of travel. Please see this map for more details.

Benenden Road closure: Please note that Benenden Road is closed between the A262 Tenterden Road and Castleton’s Oak crossroads, due to works by Southern Water. A diversion is in place via the A28 Tenterden Road and Cranbrook Road. For more details please see this map

Diversions will be in place for the duration of the closures, they will be clearly sign posted. Please do leave extra time for your journey.

How private healthcare works

If you self-pay or use your private medical insurance to access treatment at Benenden Hospital, we want you to be as fully informed as possible.

This short film from the Independent Healthcare Provider's Network outlines your rights around being treated safely, receiving the highest standards of care and having a good patient experience.

Awards and accreditations