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Medway Council works closely with NHS Medway, the primary care
trust, to help people in Medway improve their
own health, with support if they need it. Many people who need
health care also need social care, to help them recover from
illness or injury or stay independent as they get older.
Health services in Medway are planned and paid for by NHS
Medway, the primary care trust (PCT) for Medway.
In 2010/11, NHS Medway has £441million to spend on health
services for the 280,000 people who live in Medway or are
registered with a Medway GP.
To improve health and healthcare in Medway, NHS Medway works
- hospital consultants;
- Medway Local Involvement Network;
- members of the public;
- Medway Council;
- Medway NHS Foundation Trust;
- Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust;
- Medway Community Healthcare.
The more that local people get involved, the better services
will be. Get involved with NHS
Medway Maritime Hospital
Medway Maritime Hospital, part of the Medway
NHS Foundation Trust, is committed to bringing its patients'
healthcare services in line with some of the best in the country.
The hospital site is now home to:
- a new Macmillan Cancer Care unit;
- the West Kent vascular centre;
- a state-of-the-art obstetrics theatre
- the neonatal intensive care unit,
- a foetal medicine centre,
- a dedicated stroke unit,
- the West Kent centre for urology.
The hospital is part of a foundation trust,
which means that you can become a member and get involved with some
of the hospital’s work. Membership is free and you can get involved
as much or as little as you like. Find out more about foundation
trust status and sign up for membership online at http://www.medway.nhs.uk/.
The NHS acquired the hospital building from
the Royal Navy in 1961. The buildings and facilities were updated
as part of a £1.5m modernisation scheme and the hospital reopened
again as Medway Hospital in 1965. Today, the Trust treats around
400,000 patients each year.
Medway Community Healthcare
Medway Community Healthcare provides a wide range of high
quality community health services for Medway residents, from health
visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and
out of hours emergency care. Find out more at Medway Community
Information about healthy living is available
from our health improvement service and on the
Medway Libraries healthy living page.
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