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 272 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 04/03/2015

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.


Learn more about our staff

Latest reviews of this service

Excellent care

I was sent to the A & E dept a couple of weeks ago by my gp due to a torn calf muscle, unfortunately there is building work going on ...

26 February 2015

Fantastic care.

Thank you to all the staff who took such wonderful care with my mother who was brought into A&E last night when she was fighting for ...

18 February 2015

Trip to A and E

I took my husband to A and E today after suffering a sever break to his elbow and also a broken ankle the A and E staff were amazing. He...

8 February 2015

A & E Admission

My son attended A & E at approx. 9.15 a.m. on Sunday 11 January 2015. He was suffering extreme pain from perianal abscess (diagnosed by ...

30 January 2015

A+E - End of Life Care

My stepmother was admitted to A&E late on a Friday night in January 2015. The care she received there was outstanding, we were amaze...

28 January 2015

Last updated on 04 March 2015.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust