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 294 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 30/05/2015

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

a&e visits

I took my teenage daughter to a&e with severe abdominal pains she was offered pain killers by a doctor. My daughter said yes, the doctor ...

27 May 2015


I'm fortunate enough to rarely meed to go thospital, tonight I saw that there are some real idiots visiting this A&E, making stupid derog...

27 May 2015

Care of mu father

The care and kindness my father received in his final days on Linden ward were excellent, and his family could not have asked for more, e...

26 May 2015

Short Stay Ward Sisters Didn't Have A Clue

After being admitted onto the short stay ward following a fall, it would seem anyone above a staff nurse exists to get rid of you as soon...

25 May 2015

A tale of two halves A&E and Juniper ward

Earlier this week I had to take my son to A&E after the Gp had become concerned about a potential infection. On arrival despite not ...

23 May 2015

Last updated on 30 May 2015.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust