Heart of Kent Hospice, established in 1991, provides exceptional care for people facing the challenge of living with a terminal illness in Maidstone, Aylesford, Tonbridge, Malling and surrounding areas. The Hospice has built an excellent reputation within the local community for the quality of our care which has been further endorsed by the Care Quality Commission who gave the Hospice an overall rating of Outstanding following an inspection in February 2017.
Many people tell us of the difference we have made by making every day precious at the most difficult of times. Our care is local, free and is offered to everyone who needs it.
We care for over 1,300 patients and their families each year. Our services cost £4million a year to run, with over £3million raised through the generosity of our local community
Our staff are absolutely vital to the running of our Hospice – we simply could not offer the much needed services to our community without their commitment, and the wide range of talents and abilities they bring to their work.
Heart of Kent Hospice is a registered charity whose aim is to provide compassionate, holistic and supportive care for all patients with life limiting illnesses, their families and carers.
In a friendly and supportive environment, we encourage our staff to develop personally and professionally through formal and informal training and development.
Our staff benefits include 27 days’ annual leave plus Bank holidays per annum, a contributory pension scheme (eligible members may continue to contribute to the NHS pension scheme subject to the scheme rules), staff dining facilities where refreshments can be obtained at a reasonable cost., on-site parking at the Hospice at Preston Hall and childcare vouchers.
We actively promote equal opportunities, and value diversity.
hrough Disability Confident, we are working to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
Heart of Kent Hospice is situated close to the County town of Maidstone, and is within easy access to local motorway networks.