A private Sevenoaks-based medical centre, that opened its doors under new ownership at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, is celebrating its first anniversary, 12 months after being acquired by KIMS Hospital, the largest independent hospital in Kent.

KIMS Hospital’s CEO Simon James, along with Chief Nurse Jackie Groom, visited the centre on Tuesday 16 March to recognise the achievements of its first year. Most recently, the centre has played a vital community role as a vaccination hub, enabling the local Primary Care Network’s vaccination service rollout. To date 13,000 people have been vaccinated at the centre.

Simon James said, “No-one could have predicted the challenges of the past year, but we are delighted to have been able to play our part in protecting the health of the Sevenoaks community. We are extremely proud of how we have been able to respond and support the vaccine rollout.

“16 March marked one year since the first patient attended Sevenoaks Medical Centre. As COVID-19 cases continue to decline across the county, we are pleased to be able to open our doors again to private patients wanting fast access to healthcare close to where they live and continuing our support to the local community.”

More than 2,300 private consultant appointments and over 1,000 imaging scans, including CT, mammography, MRI, ultrasound and x-ray, have been achieved at Sevenoaks Medical Centre in its first year.

Simon continued, “We are committed to offering exceptional, affordable private healthcare in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Our services enable our patients to undertake all their treatment within Kent, whether here in Sevenoaks or via our pathway to KIMS Hospital in Maidstone, rather than having to go into London for their healthcare.”

In celebration of the anniversary, the team of 15 staff working at Sevenoaks Medical Centre were joined by Adam Bowman, Director of Rugby and Senior Team Head Coach from Sevenoaks Rugby Club, who are sponsored by Sevenoaks Medical Centre, to personally thank them with celebratory cupcakes.

The London Road-based medical centre delivers a wide range of services including private GP appointments, orthopaedics, cardiology, breast care services, gynaecology, dermatology, general surgery, cosmetic surgery. MRI, CT, mammography and X-ray imaging are also available.

For more information about Sevenoaks Medical Centre, part of KIMS Hospital, please visit: sevenoaksmedicalcentre.com