Darent Valley Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 256 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 05/06/2014

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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Key facts about the Accident and emergency services department at Darent Valley Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: service

94 from 18 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

A and E department

I was sent to the A and E department at Darent Valley from Gravesend on Wednesday November 26th, after an elderly lady I was accompanyin...

29 November 2014

Emergency surgery within 9 hours after arriving at A&E

I came to the Accident & Emergency Department late on Saturday 30th August with severe abdominal pain and fever, and within an hour ...

25 November 2014

Absolutely disgusted!

I visited the a&e department this morning with a suspected spider bite reaction! , as advised by my gp if my symptoms worsened , which th...

7 November 2014


Had to take our 9 month old to A&e recently, Fantastic staff, cannot fault at all. Was see within 5 minutes, even tho it was very b...

3 November 2014

Mulberry ward

I was admitted to mulberry ward after being sent to a&e from queen Mary's, I wasn't sent to the ward until about half 10 as a&e was very ...

2 November 2014

Last updated on 18 September 2014.

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