Careers in kind

Tracing its origins back to 1843, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust enjoys a unique relationship, not just with its patients, but with its staff and the local community; a relationship based on trust and support. This is demonstrated through the 600 local volunteers who give their time alongside the trust’s own 2,600 colleagues and underpinned by its pledge to be caring, safe, responsible, and to value its people.

Kingston takes pride in putting patients at the centre of everything that it does, from becoming a beacon of excellence in care for patients with dementia, (Nearly half of its patients over 75 have dementia, which is double the national average and that figure is set to rise) to consistently meeting the national cancer waiting times and referral to treatment targets despite substantial challenges.

The Hospital cares for more than half a million patients every year and the maternity service is one of the busiest in London and each year delivers almost 6,000 babies. The hospital opened the Sir William Rous Unit in 2008 for those with cancer or those concerned they may have cancer in partnership with The Royal Marsden Hospital and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 520-bed hospital serves approximately 320,000 people in both Kingston and the surrounding areas of Richmond, Roehampton, Putney, East Elmbridge and other parts of South West London and Surrey.