Emergency Medicine Overview
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has 2 acute hospital sites, both with 24 hour Emergency Departments. Higher Specialty training is split between both sites, spending six months at each. The Department is part of the SELKAM trauma network and is an officially designated level 2 trauma centre.
The Emergency Department in Tunbridge Wells has 19 majors bays, 6 resus bays, a 7 bedded CDU, a large minors area and a newly established Paediatric A&E. There are x-ray and CT scanning within the department and heli pad outside to receive urgent cases. Attendances at TWH are projected at being around 65,000 annually
Maidstone Hospital is a large District General Hospital with a regional oncology centre on site. The Emergency Department has 10 majors bays, 4 resus bays, a 5 bedded CDU and a large minors department. The department has adjacent x-ray and CT facilities. The department is projected to have 60,000 attendances this year
On both sites the Higher Specialty Trainee is expected to take a major role in leading the Department, supervising and teaching junior staff and working with and supporting the Emergency Department team. There is Consultant presence in the Departments on most days until 10pm and at weekends
There are excellent opportunities to acquire and develop all skills necessary for completion of specialist training. We have an established record of providing particularly good guidance and preparation for FCEM examination.