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Benenden Hospital Open Day

Visitors can drop in and chat to the hospital’s clinical teams about a range of self-pay services such as urology, hip and knee surgery, eye surgery, weight loss surge

Vinehall School gets a grip on germs

Infection Control Lead Heather Coles and pharmacist Leslie Grice used a “Snot Gun” to demonstrate how far germs can spread and how pupils can keep themselves free from

Nurse's charity trek in memory of husband

Benenden Hospital staff nurse Kate Minett, 57, lost her husband Nigel seven years ago, just 10 weeks after he was diagnosed with the disease. Dr Minett, who liv

JAG accreditation gives Benenden the edge

The accreditation is awarded to endoscopy units that are able to meet a stringent set of standards relating to high quality patient care demonstrating a safe, patient-

A new year, a new you!

The event is aimed at potential patients who will have the chance to book a free consultation with Consultant Bariatric Surgeon Mr Ahmed Hamouda and his team. T

Hospital gets clean bill of health from IIP

IIP assessor Andy Moreland met 32 employees for “IIP Chats” and found that staff across the hospital had considered that its commitment to health and wellbeing had inc

Dr Hilary Jones turns on Christmas lights

The Good Morning Britain health editor and BBC Radio 2 guest presenter performed the ceremony in the hospital’s Atrium on Wednesday (December 5) after officially openi

Dr Hilary Jones in Xmas lights switch-on

The Good Morning Britain health editor and BBC Radio 2 guest presenter officially opened the new hospital building in April and will return to turn on the festive ligh

Hospital wins top award for best new build

The hospital scooped the Best Internal Environment New Build award in the Patient Experience Class. The new building, officially opened by Dr Hilary Jones in Ap

Hundreds flock to hospital Open Day

Hundreds turned out to find out about a range of self-pay services such as hip and knee surgery, eye surgery, weight loss, gynaecology and varicose veins. They

Benenden goes purple for Porchlight

They wore the corporate colour of the private hospital for a £1 donation to the Canterbury-based cause which also supports vulnerable and isolated people in Kent.

Benenden Hospital Open Day

Visitors can drop in and chat to the hospital’s clinical teams about a range of self-pay services such as hip and knee surgery, eye surgery, weight loss, gynaecology a

Appeal for volunteers

The hospital currently has a small group of volunteers who provide guiding services, reception and patient queries, as well as a range of other administrative duties w

Benenden Nurses in Kilimanjaro Climb

A team of Benenden Hospital staff have successfully completed an adventure of a lifetime by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and raising £5,000 for a medical centre.

Free Women's Health Open Event

The free event will include advice on gynaecology, urology, menopause, continence care, weight loss surgery, varicose veins and the hospital’s new private GP service.<

Benenden Staff Sign Up To Safety

The Kitchen Table initiative is designed to create a more relaxed space to have an open conversation with each other about keeping people safer and what everyone knows

Nurse completes challenging trek

Kate Minett raised the money for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of her husband Dr Nigel Minett who was Maidstone GP. Dr Minett died from pancreatic cancer in 2012.

Phase Two opens

The second phase of works included a new spacious atrium, a new outpatient area, new consulting rooms, new CT, MRI and diagnostic imaging facilities, a new physiothera

Hospital supports breast cancer charity

Benenden Hospital’s Business Development Manager Paul Apps presented the cheque at the Kent Oncology Centre, at Maidstone Hospital. The cheque was given to Russ

Fundraising walk

Senior Staff nurse Sharon Doucy, from the Outpatient department, set up the event and joining Sharon on the Saturday morning ramble through the woods near Benenden Hos

MRI scanner arrival

It is a Toshiba Vantage Titan which will deliver benefits for both patients and staff. The MRI scanner has a wide bore so that it can easily accommodate la

Hospital seeks national accreditation

The Hospital has entered into the first stages of the programme and hopes to have the accreditation before 2018. If successful Benenden could become the first independ

Hospital introduces the MonaLisa Touch®

The Hospital, in Benenden, near Cranbrook, is introducing a new and ground breaking treatment called the MonaLisa Touch ®. Benenden is one of the first hospitals in th

Hospital sponsors primary school

The Hospital has given Benenden Primary School £200 to help towards the cost of pupils taking part in the Cranbrook 5k and 10k, held on Sunday 16 July. The Hosp

Winner picked in science competition

The final took place at Pfizer in Sandwich and the overall winner was the Simon Langton School for Girls in Canterbury with a project about the effects of biodiversity

Nurse prepares for Grand Canyon trek

A staff nurse from Benenden Hospital is preparing to embark on a challenging Grand Canyon Trek to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Kate Minett, from the Ho

Hospital director completes marathon walk

Claire Harley, Director of Patient Services, completed Moonwalk Scotland 2017 in eight and a half hours. She has done the Scotland event twice and the London event thr

Surgeon holds workshop at Benenden Hospital

It was run by vascular surgeon Eddie Chaloner and was called How to Set up a World Class Vein Surgery Service. It was for surgeons, nurses, healthcare workers and othe

Kent businesses get together

The Ideas Exchange was an idea which came from Jack Harland, the Assistant to the Hospital Director at Benenden Hospital. It was then developed working closely with Co

Health workers enjoy Germany trip

Sarah Middleton and Jenny Bewsey visited the gynaecology department at the Goethe University Hospital in Frankfurt which is considered to be one of the best in Europe.

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 Directo

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 spons

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 sta

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 response

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 prov

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, investigati

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 submission

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. T

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 Hu

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. T

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 was

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 te

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 Kitchen

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 chose

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.