Darent Valley Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 257 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

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)

97% 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)

92% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of registered nurse night 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 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

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 844 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

77%Patients recommend this hospital. 43 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

84%staff recommend this hospital for care. 193 responses. 3066 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

78%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 193 responses. 3066 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 740 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

Thank you Empress Unit

I was diagnosed with breast cancer December 2016 and am now six weeks into my post-operative recovery. Staff at Empress Unit from the sta...

23 February 2017

Marvellous, kind, and reassuring

I had my first colonoscopy yesterday, I was nervous about the procedure. Please don't do as I did and read up on people's experiences on ...

22 February 2017

Stroke patient

Following admission by ambulance after suffering a stroke, family were contacted and although they had several miles to travel contact wa...

19 February 2017

Great service each time

I have visited this hospital for three different treatments, each time as a day patient (including the prior appointments with the consul...

17 February 2017

Emergency Department Care

My elderly mother was treated in the Emergency Department at Darent Valley hospital. She was investigated and treated promptly and effici...

14 February 2017

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Last updated on 24 May 2016.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust