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 240 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

78 from 33 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Broken Wrist

I took my 9 year old Son to Children's A and E on the 15th October '14 with a broken wrist. Unfortunately he had only come out of plaster...

20 October 2014

Extremely disappointing

My wife took my 16 month old son to the A&E when he walking with a limp. He was given some paracetamol and ibuprofen because they sus...

3 October 2014

A & E

My father 85yrs was sent from the Sapphire unit Gravesham as worried about DVT swelling in foot & knee was left to sit in your hospital ...

28 September 2014

Brilliant staff

My mum was admitted to A and E this morning and all the nurses, Doctors and surgeons were brilliant . Could not fault any of them. She wa...

24 September 2014

A&E and aftercare

I don't normally do feedback surveys because they're either full of people complaining or organisations expecting to be praised for doing...

18 September 2014

Last updated on 18 September 2014.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust