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 301 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 04/07/2015

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

Agony to ecstasy

Fell 3 metres from a garden ladder this morning and badly dislocated my shoulder. Was in total agony by the time I limped into A&E. From ...

1 July 2015

Left and right hand problem!

My Mum was taken to A+E last night by ambulance with chronic back and chest pain again, she first drove herself in earlier in the week an...

17 June 2015

Thank you

I injured my head on the garage door - floods of blood - Warfarin taker - so ambulance to hospital. The treatment I received was excelle...

16 June 2015

very caring,

Was called to the hospital the A&E after a blood test in the morning showing my potassium was a little high from getting there to lea...

2 June 2015

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

Last updated on 04 July 2015.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust