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 266 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

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88%Patients recommend this service. 17 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

A+E - End of Life Care

My stepmother was admitted to A&E late on a Friday night in January 2015. The care she received there was outstanding, we were amaze...

28 January 2015


I was taken to A&E yesterday, I was in agony. I had been at the hospital for 10mins, in that time I saw triage, I was taken to a cubicle ...

28 January 2015

Amazing staff at Darent Valley

I cannot thank all the staff at Darent Valley enough for all the effort they made with my grandfather. They were kind, helpful, informat...

21 January 2015

Death of my mother Mrs Parker

Firstly I have to praise the promptness of all the teams of paramedics that we have called before mums death and the team on Sunday who h...

21 January 2015

Patronising doctor.

I went to the A&E department the morning after my car was hit from behind on a motorway by a drunk driver. The doctor who saw me made...

20 December 2014

Last updated on 18 September 2014.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust