• Sylvester Charity Hospital Cat

    Introducing Sylvester

    Most of our patients have already met Sylvester – he is usually found lying in the sun in the Canterbury Charity Hospital’s waiting room or sitting at the front door until some kind person lets him in.

    Local poet Julie Hutton, a friend of the hospital, wrote a poem about Sylvester and, with wonderful illustrations by Garrick Tremain, Sylvester now features in his own children’s book helping out the hospital in a different way by raising funds.

  • Charity Hospital Theatre

    About the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust

    The Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust provides FREE elective day surgery, medical outpatients clinics, dentistry and counselling for those in the Canterbury community who can’t access care from the public or private health systems.

  • Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust

    Counselling Consultations

    The Canterbury Charity Hospital provides free counselling services from its Harewood Road premises. To find out more or to make an appointment telephone us on 03 360 2266.

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    State of the Art Equipment

    We pride ourselves on our state of the art equipment to ensure the safety of our patients and our amazing volunteer staff.

  • Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust

    Dedicated Staff

    Over the years many doctors, nurses, dentists, health professionals and public-spirited people have volunteered their time and expertise to help make the charity hospital a success and enable us to provide our services for free.

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    Speedy Recovery

    Our dedicated team of volunteer and clinical nurses ensure our patients have a speedy recovery following their day surgery. We now have a brand new recovery ward with both beds and comfy recliner chairs.