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 230 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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Latest reviews of this service

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

ct scan

docter said they will requset a ct scan and failed to do so.

5 September 2014

They all went that little bit extra to help

The doctor and his A&E team incredible all the way down to the tea lady, my mum was treated with care, attention, respect and empathy, ph...

19 August 2014

A&E Dept & Medical Short Stay Ward

i would like to thank the A&E staff who helped me on the afternoon of 30/07/2014 which also continued into the med short stay ward,...

1 August 2014

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

Last updated on 18 September 2014.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust