Woodchurch Ward

Woodchurch ward is a 15 bed mixed inpatient unit catering for older people with functional mental illness or dementia.

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 consultant psychiatrists and junior doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and assistants, health care workers, psychologists and pharmacists.

We hold weekly reviews for patients with their named consultant and there is a weekly programme of occupational and group therapy.

Allocated named nurses will undertake regular meetings to plan care with patients.

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:

Please refrain from bringing the following items onto the ward:

  • sharps and breakables
  • alcohol or drugs
  • plastic bags
  • medication
  • creams
  • lighters

Any food items need to be consumed on the same day due to limited storage.

Further information

We are located on the same site as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital (QEQMH) and the entrance is via Ramsgate Road, Margate.

Parking on site is by purchase of a parking ticket at the barriers and paid at QEQMH.

We politely request that you do not park in the bay at the front of the ward area as this is reserved for ambulances and emergency vehicles.