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Burrswood: Post-operative recovery, respite and end of life care in Kent


Burrswood Christian Hospital on the Kent/Sussex border specialises in intensive rehabilitation, respite care and post-operative care, convalescence, short and long-term palliative care, spiritual and emotional care, and outpatient services such as physiotherapy, counselling, hydrotherapy and massage. The hospital is an independent non-surgical hospital registered with the Care Quality Commission. The founder of Burrswood, Dorothy Kerin, pioneered what is now generally termed ‘whole-person care’, that is, she understood that physical illness cannot be separated from a person’s spiritual, mental or emotional state, and that people must be cared for as a whole – body, mind and spirit.


'Whole person healthcare' at Burrswood Christian Hospital in Kent

The Burrswood care team is committed to the principle that the patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs are all of equal importance in the healing process, within a framework of medical expertise and inter-disciplinary treatment.


People of any faith or none are warmly welcomed. The Christian faith that infuses every dimension of Burrswood is offered as a gift and is never imposed on anyone. Patients benefit from individual, en suite, comfortable rooms, food carefully prepared from a broad menu and the natural beauty of the extensive gardens and grounds.


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Burrswood: a place of beauty

Post-operative and respite care available at Burrswood in Kent 

Burrswood Hospital offers a therapeutic approach in the ideal environment for:


  • Post-operative recovery: the availability of a medical team day and night ensures immediate intervention should complications occur

  • Rehabilitation: programmes are designed to maximise recovery, including for those with neurological conditions

  • Respite care: patients with physical disability receive focused therapies to help them live more fully despite their difficulties

  • Convalescence or step-down care: treatment is offered following major illness to maximise recovery prior to transfer home

  • Palliative and end of life care: expert symptom control and spiritual care is offered to those with progressive and debilitating disease, who can rest safe in the knowledge that the bed is there for as long as it is needed

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME): an individual programme of treatment and care

  • Certain acute illnesses: an integrated and caring whole-person approach is offered with intravenous therapies, transfusions and acute interventions as required

  • Counselling: solutions for a range of psychological and emotional problems which are amenable to short-term intensive counselling in a supportive environment, including anxiety, depression, stress and trauma 

  • Care for stress:this one week package is designed for those who could benefit from improving the way they manage stress and anxiety


Therapy and outpatient facilities at Burrswood

Experienced and skilled staff provide the following services:  


The outpatients department is able to take referrals from Consultants, GPs, healthcare professionals and from patients themselves. 

Burrswood treatments

What else will I find at Burrswood?

As well as a 40 bed hospital with up to date facilities set in an environment that is clean, warm and welcoming, Burrswood offers the following features and facilities:


How much does treatment cost at Burrswood?

Rather than offering a bed price within the hospital, Burrswood offers a range of care packages.


Patients with private healthcare insurance may be able to claim from their insurers for medical treatment for acute illness and continuing post-operative care at Burrswood, whilst under the supervision of a consultant.


A means-tested ‘Access to Care’ grant is available for those of limited means who wish to apply for help to reduce costs.

Areas covered

Burrswood Hospital is located near Tunbridge Wells on the Kent/Sussex border and caters for patients throughout the UK, particularly the following areas:

  • Crowborough
  • Uckfield
  • East Grinstead
  • Southeast London
  • Maidstone
  • Tonbridge
  • Crawley
  • Reigate
  • Redhill
  • Sevenoaks
  • Ashford


Burrswood: whole person healthcare

Contact details

Burrswood Hospital  


Tunbridge Wells




Tel: +44(0) 1892 863637


Website: www.burrswood.org.uk 


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