Darent Valley Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 324 ratings for this hospital

Accident and emergency services

This Department is managed by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

2nd Floor, to the left of the main hospital entrance
01322 428100

A and E Department

The Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at Darent Valley Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The role of the A&E department is to treat patients who have suffered a serious injury or accident, or who have developed a sudden serious illness or medical condition.

The A&E department is an extremely busy unit, providing a acute care. The function of the A&E department is to provide prompt and appropriate services to those patients with acute illness or injury. On arrival to A&E patients are assessed, prioritised, and treated in terms of clinical need. It is our aim that all patients are seen and treated within 4 hours from arrival.

Opening times


Last verified on 29/11/2015

Things you should know

Please ONLY use the A&E Department for serious or life threatening incidents such as:

• loss of consciousness
• acute confused state
• persistent, severe chest pain
• breathing difficulties
• severe bleeding that cannot be stopped

Less severe injuries / conditions can be treated by your GP, a Minor Injury Unit, NHS 111 or your local pharmists.


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Latest reviews of this service

Brilliant Treatment. Thank you

Sudden, acute pain in my side and needed to call for an ambulance. They arrived promptly and were professional while at the same time kin...

25 October 2015

Fantastic care for my appendectomy

My fiancee took me to A&E at 02.30 the other morning as severe abdominal pain woke me up. I was seen very quickly in Triage and then take...

19 October 2015

A&E Department

Arrived at Darent A& E at approx 0200 on friday october 2 nd with my wife in pain at neck/shoulder/right arm. We were going to be 5th in...

16 October 2015

Could not have asked for more! Very happy.

We would lilke to express our sincere thanks to the members of staff who cared for our son when he was admitted to DVH on 9th September a...

28 September 2015

beyond useless!

After it was discovered by the dialysis unit I had an infection in my dialysis access line I was sent to the A&E dept. Kings Collage had ...

16 September 2015

Last updated on 29 November 2015.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust