Darent Valley Hospital

01322 428100 Darenth Wood Road , Dartford, Kent, DA2 8DA

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 318 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

Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 00:00 - 23:59

Last verified on 13/02/2016

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

Care of my elderly Mum who had stopped breathing

My Mum arrived by ambulance at A and E on Wednesday night. We were eating supper in a local pub and she became unwell. The A and E dept...

6 February 2016


I am writing this from Darenh Valley hospital at the moment. I took my 6 year son due to palpitations and chest pain. After registering w...

16 January 2016


Very happy with the treatment I received in ACU and the hospital at home team who were amazing especially the people who carried out the ...

13 January 2016


I attended A&E yesterday after sustaining an ankle injury in a fall , I was amazed at the speed in which I was assessed ,diagnosed and tr...

11 January 2016

Our trip to a&e good and bad!

Had to bring my partner into a&e last night following chest pains and response from 111 to get him taken straight there. Was seen by tria...

9 January 2016

Last updated on 13 February 2016.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust