Minister of state visits multi-million pound new hospital under development

News Posted 20/11/13
Around 400 jobs are set to be created with the new KIMS facility

The Minister of State in the Foreign Commonwealth has been given a behind-the-scenes look at the innovative £85 million pound hospital being constructed in Maidstone, Kent.

Hugh Robertson, MP for Faversham, toured the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery (KIMS) site off Junction 7 of the M20, that is set to employ 400 people on its planned opening next April.

KIMS will be the first and only private and NHS tertiary care centre in Kent. It will provide high quality complex procedures and specialist advanced healthcare services for NHS and private patients.

Through the work of 350 world-class clinicians, patients at KIMS will be able to access cardiology, cardiac surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, complex orthopaedics and surgical oncology care. It will also provide the only cardiothoracic and neurosurgery tertiary care beds in Kent.

Following his tour by the institute’s CEO Jayne Cassidy, Hugh Robertson said: “It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to be shown around KIMS. “This will be a fantastic new medical facility for the people of Maidstone and, indeed, the wider area.”

The visit was hosted by Franz Dickmann, president at KIMS, who added: “It was a pleasure to show Hugh Robertson how KIMS is being built and equipped. Everything has been designed with the help of our clinicians, with the single focus being on how best to deliver world-class care for our patients.”

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