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.