Darent Valley Hospital

01322 428100 Darenth Wood Road , Dartford, Kent, DA2 8DA
http://www.dvh.nhs.uk

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 273 ratings for this hospital

Overview

Front of Hospital

Darent Valley Hospital opened in September 2000, has approximately 463 inpatient beds, serves a growing population of around 340,000 and specialties that include day-care surgery, general surgery, trauma, orthopaedics, cardiology, maternity and general medicine. 

It is a modern hospital in Kent offering professional care, exceptional quality.  

Darent Valley Hospital offers an extensive range of acute, mainly hospital-based services, to the people of Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley, Bexley and neighbouring districts across south east London and Kent. It offers patients the latest technology for their treatment in safe, comfortable and clean surroundings.

The hospital's team of over 2000 professional and friendly staff provide care for patients across a full range of day-patient, in-patient and out-patient care. 

Contact details, map and directions

Darent Valley Hospital

Tel: 01322 428100   Fax: 01322 428259

Address: Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent, DA2 8DA

Website: http://www.dvh.nhs.uk

Email: generalenquiries@dvh.nhs.uk

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Departments and services

Please read about our services and consultants. We have many additional services listed on our website at www.dvh.nhs.uk.

To search for a specific treatment, use our full list of departments

Quality of service at Darent Valley Hospital

This hospital is managed by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

98% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

96% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

99% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

97% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

0.22% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

3.81% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 455 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

78%Patients recommend this hospital. 49 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

8989% staff recommend this hospital for care. 251 responses. 3060 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

8383% staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 251 responses. 3060 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 485 responses.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

An Excellent Level Of Service And Care On The NHS

I was recently referred to the rapid access clinic where I saw a very kind and caring Doctor accompanied by a lovely Nurse. Both could se...

19 July 2016

A & E response time

Absolutely shocking time in A & E on 9/7/16, arrived at 10pm and finally left at 430am, staff wandering round whilst worried parents and ...

10 July 2016

A&E visit (and Empress Unit for my mum)

Whilst out at Shorne woods I was bitten by a mosquito and my finger became swollen (solid), red and sore. 111 advised me to go straight ...

10 July 2016

person centred care throughout, well oiled machine.

Spent 6 days in Oak ward after admission via A & E. Never been to this hospital before.So much friendlier, cleaner and informative th...

7 July 2016

Cancelled my operation after 6hours of waiting

My appointment was made for 11 o clock saw the consultant and anaesthetist about 12 sign all relevant paperwork and was told to get dress...

6 July 2016

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Last updated on 24 May 2016.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust