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The Chaucer Hospital

The Chaucer Hospital offers private treatments and services for those who live in Canterbury, Kent and the surrounding areas.

Latest advice for patients attending appointments

Our hospitals remain open and treating patients. We're working hard to keep our services up and running and have added additional safety measures and checks to help protect our patients and staff. You can continue to book new consultations with us, and please assume existing appointments are going ahead unless you hear from us otherwise.

Find out more about additional safety measures we've implemented and what to expect when visiting hospital.

We do not allow patients to attend appointments with visitors or carers unless this is approved by a clinical member of staff.

Some of the main private treatments offered at The Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury include:

BMI Healthcare is proud to have joined forces with Circle Health Group in January 2020. BMI The Chaucer Hospital is now The Chaucer Hospital and is benefitting from a major £250m national investment programme in facilities, technology and people.

At The Chaucer Hospital we have access to modern equipment and private facilities for patients in Canterbury, Faversham and Dover.

The Chaucer Hospital is a 55 bed private hospital which has been serving Canterbury and surrounding areas for over 35 years.

We have expert consultants who specialise in different fields including orthopaedic, gynaecology, urology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and cosmetic surgery supported by a dedicated and friendly team.

We have two operating theatres with an outpatients' theatre undertaking minor operations procedures. We also have a dedicated Endoscopy and Colposcopy suite.

The Chaucer Hospital has access to some of the latest technology and equipment, including:

  • Digital mammography
  • MRI
  • CT scanner
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray
  • Diagnostic imaging

The Chaucer Hospital has a restaurant, WiFi, pharmacy and plenty of parking for patients on-site.

Department Contact Number
Pathology 01227 825144
Physiotherapy 01227 825130
X-ray 01227 825132

Our latest Patient Satisfaction scores*

  • 98.7% of patients said their overall experience of our service was good, or very good
  • 97.8% of patients said the quality of their care was very good, or excellent
  • 98.4% of patients said their overall experience of the nursing care was very good or excellent

We are proud of our patient care and work hard to make each patient's time with us as pleasant as possible. Our patient satisfaction survey is an important indicator of how well we achieve this and we monitor the results very closely.

*During the period of January to December 2022, The Chaucer Hospital received 2,070 Inpatient/day case patient surveys.

The Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, Kent is part of Circle Health Group, Britain's largest provider of independent healthcare with nearly 70 hospitals & clinics nationwide performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country. Our commitment is to quality and value, providing facilities for advanced surgical procedures together with friendly, professional care.

These facilities combined with the latest in technology and on-site support services enable our consultants to undertake a wide range of procedures from routine investigations to complex surgery. This specialist expertise is supported by caring and professional medical staff, with dedicated nursing teams and Resident Medical Officers on duty 24 hours a day, providing care within a friendly and comfortable environment.

Medication prescribed for NHS patients receiving treatment or consultations at The Chaucer Hospital will reflect the medicines included within the Local Health Economy formulary. For details of the formulary content please click here which directly connects to the document. We sincerely thank the Pharmacy team for their permission to use this reference.

To find out more about NHS Choose & Book programme please speak to your GP or contact the NHS Telephone Appointments Line on 0345 608 8888 with your Unique Booking Reference Number (UBRN), which is given to you by your GP.

NHS Choose & Book Clinics

  • Adult colposcopy
  • Adult endoscopy
  • Adult cataracts
  • Adult colonoscopy
  • Adult gynaecology
  • Adult hernia repair
  • Adult knee arthroscopy
  • Adult knee replacement
  • Adult lumps and bumps
  • Adult general ENT
  • Adult hip replacement
  • Adult colorectal
  • Adult general urology
  • Adult hand & wrist
  • Adult shoulder & elbow

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team if you require treatment that is not listed above and would like to discuss your needs.

Discover our fixed price packages which include an initial consultation, treatment and aftercare.

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How to get to us and find the hospital

At The Chaucer Hospital we provide private treatments and services for patients in Kent. We only treat patients aged 18 or over.

The Chaucer Hospital is situated in Nackington Road on the southern outskirts of Canterbury approximately 2 miles from the city centre.

Within reach of rail/bus transport, there is also ample parking but parking fees may apply depending on your healthcare package.

Find us on Google Maps

Those travelling by car should follow the signs to Canterbury City Centre. At the large roundabout, take the exit between the Fire and Police Stations (Old Dover Road), through set of traffic lights.

Turn first right after Kent Cricket Ground (B2068) in to Nackington Road.

The Chaucer Hospital is signed on the right-hand side after approximately 3/4 mile.

The nearest train station is Canterbury East, taxis are always available from the station taxi rank.

The main bus station is in the City Centre. The closest bus stops to the hospital are The Gap in Nackington Road or Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Nackington Road. Taxis are available near Fenwick's department store.

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