Time and space to care

At our award-winning hospital, rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), we use the latest, most advanced technology and techniques to achieve the best health outcomes for you in a calm, unhurried and supportive environment. Our comfortable and contemporary facilities are set in uplifting surroundings in the heart of the Kent countryside; it’s the perfect space to relax and recuperate.

Charles Henry Garland

Our history

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.

Benenden Hospital Bensan Ward

Look inside Benenden Hospital

Our modern, clean and outstanding hospital offers you the latest treatments, performed by leading and well-respected Consultants.

Our compassionate support staff are easy to talk to and will care for you through diagnosis, treatment and recovery - whether you’re with us as an outpatient or inpatient.

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.

You're in safe hands

You're in safe hands at Benenden Hospital

Following the Government's announcement regarding COVID guidance, from 19 July 2021 measures in all healthcare settings remain unchanged. This means that the wearing of face masks, social distancing and COVID-related measures will remain in place for the continued safety of our patients, visitors and staff.

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.

Benenden Hospital
Goddard's Green Road
Benenden 
Cranbrook
Kent 
TN17 4AX

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