KMPT provides mental health and social care services for Kent. Covering a geographical area of 1,500 square miles and serving a population of 1.8 million people, the Trust is one of the largest providers of mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services in the country. Working very closely with Kent County Council and Medway Unitary Council, the Trust has arranged its service delivery units into four care groups:
- Acute Care Group
- Community Recovery Care Group
- Forensic and Specialist Care Group; and
- Older People’s Care Group.
KMPT is committed to delivering the very highest quality of care. KMPT is currently rated a strong Good by the Care Quality Commission. The Trust continues to drive excellence to achieve its aim of being an Outstanding rated organisation. The Trust is committed to delivering integrated community-based health and social care services and its strategy is underpinned by a ‘recovery and wellbeing model’ delivered in partnership with service users their families and a wide range of organisational stakeholders.
KMPT’s annual revenue is £180 million and it employs 3,360 staff who are located in 66 buildings on 33 sites. The Trust’s services are predominantly provided around key urban centres including Maidstone, Dartford, Medway and Canterbury. The Trust also provides a range of services in community locations, reflecting the urban and rural mix of the area and has introduced telemedicine to enhance accessibility.
KMPT cares for more than 20,000 people at any given time, involving more than half a million contacts.
KMPT has close links with several to universities including, Greenwich University, University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University and several local colleges. The Trust also supports and encourages staff to develop through the NHS Leadership Academy and is forging strong links with the new Medical School.