Orchards Ward

About Orchards Ward

The Orchards ward is a 16 bed acute assessment unit providing mental health care for older adults with acute functional or organic mental health needs.

Our aim is to deliver evidence based nursing care ensuring people are treated with kindness, dignity and respect  by providing a caring, responsive, effective, well led and safe environment.

The team consist of a consultant psychiatrist, nurses, occupational therapists and assistants, health care workers, psychologists and other external services who attend the ward when requested.

Protecting our patients

When visiting any of our inpatient wards you must wash your hands, follow our 2m social distancing policy and wear a face covering  where required to do so.

Wards may insist upon other individual arrangements to help protect you during your visit. We advise for all visitors to contact the ward staff ahead of their visit to check for further guidance.

Further information can be found on our website here

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:

Before your visit, take a look at our list of monitored and prohibited items on Orchards Ward.

Further information

We are located behind Maidstone hospital, parking is free however you do need to obtain a parking permit from reception and park in the correct zone which is sign posted in the car parks.