PathoSys® is now up and running at the William Harvey Hospital which is part of the East Kent Hospitals Trust.PathoSys® together with the iSoft iLab system provides cancer dataset reporting and rapid audit.

East Kent Hospitals Trust

The East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust was established on 1 April 1999, due to the merger of the three acute trusts in east Kent (The Kent and Canterbury Hospitals NHS Trust, The South Kent Hospitals NHS Trust and the Thanet Healthcare NHS Trust).

One of Englands largest hospital trusts, the East Kent Hospitals Trust runs five hospitals:

  • Kent and Canterbury in Canterbury
  • Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in Margate
  • William Harvey in Ashford
  • Buckland in Dover
  • Royal Victoria in Folkestone

William Harvey Hospital at Ashford is one of the three main hospitals in the East Kent Hospitals Trust area.

Commissioned in 1977 this hospital employs about 2,500 people. The site has been developed over the years to provide a diabetic outpatient centre in 1992, a mental health unit managed by East Kent NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust and rehabilitation centre in 1993, and a cancer care centre in 1996. 1998 saw the opening of the day surgery unit and a 24-bed orthopaedic ward.

The two years from July 2004 will see more building work and refurbishment at the hospital, as part of broader changes to hospital services in east Kent.

A new three-storey building will be built to house pathology (the laboratories where blood samples, etc are tested) and an expansion to the Special Care Baby Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and children