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Hospital supports charity bike ride

The annual ride starts and finishes at Tonbridge Castle. Cyclists can choose a 33, 70 or 101 mile route. One participant was Benenden Hospital’s Medical Direct

Shoppers raise money for Benenden Hospital

At the end of their shopping in Waitrose branches customers are given a token to place in a box of the good cause they would most like to support. The more tokens a ca

Hospital welcomes students from Amsterdam

Last year the Hospital welcomed student Jordan Dehara, who was studying in Amsterdam, but was originally from Ashford in Kent. This Spring Monica Iulisca, a Romanian s

Hospital raises money for Comic Relief

Staff from Benenden Hospital’s Eye Unit raised £107 for the Comic Relief Red Nose Day 2017 by holding a range of activities.

Hospital receives award

The award came from the KM Charity Team, in recognition of the Hospital’s sponsorship and support for their community events. Last year the Hospital was a spon

Benenden Hospital celebrates 110 years

The party included balloons, games, candyfloss, a fun photo booth, a pop up museum, a quiz night and a fish and chip supper, as well as The Great Benenden Birthday Bak

Radiographer returns from India trip

Paul Collier was awarded a Lord Plant Travelling Fellowship, a scheme run by Benenden Hospital and Benenden for their employees in Kent and York. Members of st

Healthcare Support Worker awarded certificate

The course was undertaken over 12 weeks and included understanding the HSW role, duty of care, equality and diversity, communication, privacy and dignity, dementia, sa

School hand hygiene visit

Staff member Sacha Walczak, who works in the Hospital’s Outpatient department and for the Housekeeping team, carried out a hand hygiene session with pupils at Rolvende

Shoppers asked to donate tokens

Shoppers are given a token at the till and can choose one of several charities to give it to. The Rising Mercury Society is one of the options. The more coins collecte

Tinnitus Awareness Week 2017

Around 10% of the population suffer with tinnitus. Tinnitus is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present. While often described as a ringing, it may also

Sock it to Sepsis

Staff wore the campaign’s red and white socks for the event and held cake and biscuit sales to raise funds and awareness. Sepsis arises when the body’s respons

Hospital staff support local food bank

During December the Hospital ran a reverse advent calendar scheme. Each day staff put food item into boxes dotted across the Hospital site with the final collection of

Benenden Hospital Trust Unsung Heroes Awards

The 2016 winners of the Rising Mercury Society Unsung Heroes Award were staff members Megan Lee and Mary Farris. The RM Society are friends and fundraisers for the Hos

Hospital donates second hand spectacles

John Burbidge, from Tenterden Lions, collected a bin full of glasses from the Eye Unit at the Hospital in December. The glasses were donated by the Hospital’s cataract

Weight loss surgery open morning

The service was introduced in September and is run by Consultant Bariatric Surgeon Ahmed Hamouda, in association with Weight Loss Surgery Kent. It is being pro

Night time walk for the Teddington Trust

The 1.5 mile Starlight Stomp took place within the grounds of the Rare Breeds Centre at Woodchurch, near Ashford. Alison and her sons raised £203 which will pay for an

Hospital encourages science students

The competition is for primary and secondary school children and aims to encourage a passion for science. The competition categories are innovation, investigat

Information board unveiled

The board was made by Fitzpatrick Woolmer and the firm’s Finance Director Sharon Dawe attended the unveiling ceremony. It was produced at a discounted rate as Sharon’s

Hospital welcomes new dietitian

The Hospital is working in partnership with Katie Peck, from Peck Nutrition. Katie has had a full time private practice since 2007 and has carried out more than 5,200

Hospital shortlisted in national awards

The awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors. Benenden Hospital made three submissio

Travelling fellowship winners announced

Radiographer Paul Collier is off to the Fortris Memorial Hospital in Northern India, one of the most advanced hospitals in the world and Sarah Middleton and Jenny Bews

Hospital encourages science students

The competition is organised annually by the Kent Messenger Group and this year Benenden Hospital was one of the sponsors. The contest aims to encourage future invento

Cyclists complete 600 mile challenge

The Cycle GB ride started in Glasgow and ended at Benenden Hospital, at Benenden, in Kent. One group of riders went from Glasgow to Benenden’s head office in York and

Hospital given 150 bulbs

The bulbs were presented by the Tenterden Rotary Club on behalf of Rotary Crocus, one of the leading international fundraisers for the End Polio Now Campaign. Bulb pre

Kent Cooks

Recently the competition had its autumn launch, in Canterbury, which was attended by Assistant to the Hospital Director Jack Harland and the Hospital’s Human Resources

Best of Benenden 2016

The awards are called the Best of Benenden and took place at Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club in Ticehurst, East Sussex. They were attended by around 150 guests.

Hospital worker completes charity run

Karie Killick ran the 13.1 mile route, a half marathon, in two hours and 42 minutes. She said: “The support was amazing. It was a really hot day, which made it

Hospital staff finish charity bike ride

The ride is 63.5 miles and raises funds for The Children’s Trust, for children with brain injury. It finished near to Canterbury Cathedral. The team included H

Cycle GB 2016

The riders are the Hospital’s Medical Director John Giles, Project Manager Colin Barton, Information Manager Lee Chittenden and Technical Engineer Derek Rose.

September is Urology Awareness Month.

During the month The Urology Foundation hopes to continue the fight against urology disease by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms and breaking down the associ

Hospital supports Team GB tri-athletes

The Hospital has given the Weald Triathlon Club £600 which has helped buy kits for members of the club who have qualified to represent Great Britain at the World Triat

Charity bike ride – London to Canterbury

The bike ride is organised by and raises funds for The Children’s Trust, for children with brain injury. Taking part on Sunday 11 September will be Jack Harland, Miche

Foundation stone restored

The restoration work was carried out by Cleverley and Spencer stonemasons, who are in Dover and Ashford. The foundation stone was covered in white paint and wa

Kent Press and Broadcast Awards

Benenden Hospital sponsored the print category in the awards, which are organised by Maxim PR. The awards are now in their second year, with this year’s event hosted b

Sensory garden re-opens

It has been closed due to the redevelopment works but will re-open on Monday 18 July for staff, visitors and patients. Head grounds person Carol Head and her t

Hospital sponsors school science competition

The Hospital was one of the sponsors of the Kent Messenger Bright Sparks Awards, along with Pfizer, Golding Homes, the University of Kent, Discovery Park and Hectic Li

Healthcare assistants complete charity walk

They were healthcare support workers Bianca Masters and Sarah Janes-Beaney and staff nurse Bella Danielz. The trio raised around £200 for the Hospital’s charities for

Shoppers support friends of Benenden Hospital

Waitrose stores up and down the country have Community Matters boxes where shoppers are asked to place tokens given to them out the checkouts. Shoppers put their token

Kent Cooks 2016

Kent Cooks 2016 is organised by the KM Charity Team. Benenden Hospital is one of the sponsors. The official launch of the contest took place at Chequers Kitche

London to Brighton bike ride

The riders are from departments across the Hospital including nursing, medical, Human Resources, IT, management and admin. They are Jack Harland, Mary Barker, Paul Col

KM Charity Walk

They are Healthcare Support Workers Bianca Masters and Sarah Janes-Beaney and staff nurse Bella Danielz. The trio will be raising money for the Hospital's chos

Hospital offers work placement

Jordan Dehara, aged 21 from Ashford, Kent, is carrying out three internship placements as part of his four year physiotherapy course. Before arriving at Benenden he wo

Wealden Times Midsummer Fair

It takes place at Hole Park, Rolvenden, Kent on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9, 10 and 11 June. Tickets are on sale now. In previous years tickets have sold out.

Hospital Director walks a marathon

Jane not only wanted to raise awareness and money but walking the 26 miles overnight was also a personal challenge. Following an accident her ankle has a plate and pin

Hospital sponsors community events

The Hospital is to be a key partner in the KM Charity Walk, a Kent Cooks competition aimed at school children and families, and a Kent Bright Spark content which encou

Hello My Name Is

Last year the Hospital signed up to a national scheme called Hello My Name Is, an initiative aimed at improving compassion in care and the patient experience.

Hospital presented with cheque

The cheque was presented by the RM Society President Neil Norfolk and was given to Jack Harland, the Assistant to the Hospital Director and Group Professional Developm

Spectacles donation

The glasses have been collected in the Hospital's Eye Unit. Most have been donated by patients who have had cataract operations who have found that afterwards they no

Crowds flock to hospital sponsored choir event

It was held at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells at the end of February and raised funds towards the £7 million need each year to maintain Hospice in the We

Hospital honoured for helping others

The Hospital was given a Partnership Award by the Kent Messenger Charity Team – for helping them to deliver a range of events from charity walks and runs, to quizzes a

Vascular surgeon meets Justin Bieber!

Eddie is part of the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust choir who made it to the top of the charts with Bridge Over You, beating Bieber to the top spot at the end of 201

Hospital supports Wear It, Beat It

Nurses and administrative staff backed the event by wearing red T-shirts, red shoes and even red wigs to work and raised more than £230 for the charity.

Hospital sponsors journalism awards

The awards are now in their second year and recognise excellence in the media industry. This year journalist and broadcaster Cathy Newman will host the awards,

Staff in training for the MoonWalk 2016

The MoonWalk involves participants power walking a marathon or a half marathon, depending on which distance they have chosen. Jane and Fran are both doing the 26 mile

Sign Up To Safety

Healthcare organisations who sign up have to set out what they will do to deliver safer care. They have to sign up to five pledges and publish these on their websites

Hospital celebrates infection control

But rather than being complacent the Hospital’s Director of Infection Prevention Control (DIPC) Heather Leslie said in order to maintain the excellent standards a prog

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Benenden Hospital sees adults who might have tinnitus in its Ear Nose Throat clinic. In particular these patients are seen by Mr Nigel Padgham who has written papers o

Patient forum

The forum was set up towards the end of 2015 and last met at the Hospital just before Christmas. The group is currently made up of Benenden branch members who hav

Benenden Hospital enters RCN Photo competition

The competition is running nationwide to mark 100 years of the RCN being the voice of nursing. The RCN said that its Care on Camera competition aims to capture

Hospital sponsors charity choir contest

Six local choirs are through to the final which will be an X Factor style event, with an expert panel of judges giving their verdicts on each group before announcing t