Information for visiting Benenden Hospital

All visitors to the Hospital should report to the Main Reception to register where our helpful team are here to direct you to the appropriate area.

Free parking is available on site. 

Visitors are required to register at our main reception and are welcome from 11am to 1.30pm and 3pm to 8pm. However, on certain occasions visits may be restricted or at the discretion of the Ward Manager, but we do ask that they do not disturb other patients.

Visitors are requested to report to nursing staff when they arrive. Children are allowed to visit by prior arrangement with the Ward Manager but we ask that they do not disturb other patients.

Visitors are requested to switch off mobile phones inside Hospital buildings especially in clinical areas.

Call us on 01580 240 333 and ask to be put through to the relevant department.

If you wish to stay in the vicinity of the Hospital, local accommodation is available in the Benenden area or in nearby Tenterden and Cranbrook including;

Please click the link below to download a full list of local accommodation available.

Benenden Hospital accommodation list

If you don't have your own vehicle or transport, we can collect you from any one of the hotels/B&B's listed above. Please contact our Transport Department on 01580 857 412 333 or email at kenttransport@benenden.org.uk to arrange this. This service is available Monday to Friday (excludes bank holidays and weekends).

It is preferable for you to call us, the care team will tell you if and when your friend or relative is ready to be collected.

The Pavillion is situated in the main building and serves hot meals, salads, sandwiches, snacks and beverages between 7.45am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am to 3pm.  It is closed Sundays and bank holidays, however, there is a snack vending machine situated near the main reception and also in The Restaurant. There is also a cash machine available on site.

Pets

  • For reasons of hygiene, only guide dogs are allowed on Hospital grounds or premises.

Smoking policy

  • If you wish to smoke, there is a shelter outside the building in the Hospital’s grounds. For everyone’s comfort and safety, we ask patients and visitors not to smoke anywhere else in accordance with current regulations. 

Hospital Chapel

  • The Hospital Chapel, St Margaret's, is open for private prayer and can be found along the road to the right as you exit the main car park.
Get in touch with Benenden Hospital

You can access treatment in a number of ways, as a self-paying or privately insured patient, a Benenden member, or as an NHS patient. In all cases, you just need to ask your GP to refer you to Benenden Hospital. For general enquiries, contact us below.