Cygnet Hospital

Land to the north of Bearsted Road


Constructed on land forming part of the Kent Medical Campus the hospital opened in October 2018 as a 65 bed mental health facility for adults.

An outline planning application to develop the campus was submitted in July 2013 and approved in April 2014, with the hospital being located on area "g".

Despite concerns that the outline approval did not allow for a mental health facility it was determined that such use was acceptable.

An application for the approval of reserved matters was submitted in January 2016 and approved in April 2016.

There is no access to the hospital from Bearsted Road.

At the Society's AGM on 8th June 2018 Nicky McLeod, Chief Operations Officer, and Simba Kaseke, Clinical Manager, of Cygnet Healthcare talked about the new hospital. A lively question and answer session followed.


Application 13/1163     Application 16/500360     Cygnet  


 The outline planning application plan showing the access to area "g" from the north.


The plan of the hospital submitted in 2016.