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Our awards and accreditations

We pride ourselves on the quality of our patient care, taking pride in winning awards from well-regarded outside sources which recognise our achievements.

Our track record

Benenden Hospital is an ultra-modern private hospital, rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Patients are at the heart of everything we do at Benenden Hospital, where we have created a caring environment full of kind and compassionate people to make you feel better sooner. Our team of experts have a passion for care which is reflected in our excellent track record and history of awards.

“Staff were proud of the organisation as a place of work”

Source CQC


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. The CQC which makes sure that health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care

Benenden Hospital is very proud to have been rated as Outstanding in our latest CQC inspection, which took place in January 2017. View a copy of the current inspection report


Benenden Hospital is the first and only independent hospital in the UK to have been previously awarded the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA).


The Endoscopy unit at Benenden has been awarded a Joint Advisory Group accreditation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy by the Royal College of Physicians. This accreditation assures patients that the unit meets a stringent set of standards relating to high quality patient care and demonstrates a safe, patient-centered and efficient service.

Watch Senior Endoscopy Nurse, Holly Wilde, talking about our JAG accreditation - what it means to our hospital and patients.

Our other awards and accreditations

  • Investors in People 'We Invest in Wellbeing' Silver - 2022
  • Finalist in PENNA Awards (Patient Experience Network National Awards) - 2019
  • Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award – 2018 
  • Finalist in Laing Buisson Awards in the Excellence in Training Category - 2018
  • Building Better Health Award Winner 2018 - Winner of Patient Experience Class for Best Internal Environment New Build - Atrium
  • Investors in People Silver Award – 2017
  • Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award - 2015
  • Investors in People Silver Award – 2014
  • Finalists in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Service Improvement and Innovation Awards 2015 for 'AHSN Enhancing Quality & Recovery Award Most improved provider (Independent Sector)'
  • Finalists in Nursing Times Awards for 'Enhancing Patient Dignity - 2013'