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.  Should you have any mobility issues and require assistance from the car park, please make your way to the building adjacent to the car park where you will find a transport bus waiting room, and where a shuttle bus service is provided.  

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.

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 restaurant is situated in the administration 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 handy shop and a bank cash machine.

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;

The Little Silver Hotel, Tenterden  

01233 850321

Email: enquiries@little-silver.co.uk

The George Hotel, Cranbrook

01580 713348

Email: georgehotel@shepherd-neame.co.uk

The White Lion, Tenterden

01580 765077

Email: info@whiteliontenterden.com

Barclay Farmhouse, Biddenden

01580 292626

Email: info@barclayfarmhouse.co.uk

London Beach Country Hotel

01580 766279

Email: tracey@londonbeach.com

Bishopsdale Oast B&B, Biddenden  

01580 291027

Email: drysdale@bishopdalesoast.co.uk

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 240 333 (ext 7361) to arrange this.

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.