Boughton Ward

Protecting our patients

We have had to take the difficult decision to close our inpatient wards and units to visitors.

We ask that you use alternative methods to keep in touch with your loved one as we take this measure to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect our patients and staff.

Please contact the ward or unit manager to discuss how you can best do this. Thank you for your co-operation.


Boughton ward is an 18 bed inpatient unit caring for males between the ages of 18-65 who are acutely unwell.

The ward consists of our multi-disciplinary team of health care assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, junior doctors and a consultant.

Patients will also be offered therapeutic activities by the occupational therapy team and will be reviewed by the consultant during the weekly ward review.

Arrangements for under 18’s to visit

Under 18’s are not allowed on the ward. If you have a child under the age of 18 who wishes to visit please speak to a member of ward staff who will arrange a family room to be booked for your visit.

Items not allowed on the ward:

To support the safety of your loved one and other patients we ask you not to bring in the following items:

  • plastic carrier bags
  • cameras
  • razors
  • glass items such as mirrors and bottles
  • cigarettes
  • lighters and matches
  • caffeinated energy drinks
  • CD’s
  • weapons
  • mouthwash
  • glue
  • pins

Further information

We are located behind Maidstone Hospital next to the birthing centre. Please ask for a parking permit from Priority House reception on arrival.


Read about the transformation that took place on Boughton and Chartwell in the Spring 2019 edition of Connected