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 207 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 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

100 from 10 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Receptionist attitude

I visited childrens A&E last night with my 19 month old son and the attitude I got from the receptionist was disgraceful. No where ne...

13 July 2014

A&E Dept

I cannot thank the A&E staff enough for their care after visiting this week. i have only been once before so was very apprehensive bu...

12 July 2014

A and E experience

I am very fortunate oin having had to access A and E only 3 times in my life and only a handful in the lives of my three children in thei...

7 July 2014

First Class medical service

Thank you does not come close to how I feel , following the recent addmission of my son to Darenth Valley . It is traumatic for any paren...

7 July 2014

A & E under pressure

Attended A&E on a very busy Wednesday evening. Reception staff realised the urgency of my problem and were able to access appropriat...

3 July 2014

Last updated on 05 June 2014.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust