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 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


Last verified on 04/10/2015

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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Key facts about the Accident and emergency services department at Darent Valley Hospital

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Latest reviews of this service

Could not have asked for more! Very happy.

We would lilke to express our sincere thanks to the members of staff who cared for our son when he was admitted to DVH on 9th September a...

28 September 2015

beyond useless!

After it was discovered by the dialysis unit I had an infection in my dialysis access line I was sent to the A&E dept. Kings Collage had ...

16 September 2015

A and E is the wrost A and E service I have ever come across

i am writing this review while i have been waiting for a doctor to attend my 2 years old child. He hit his head on a wooden chair and he ...

15 September 2015

Excellent care in AE dept and from Cardiac nurse specialist

Attending today with my mother we received excellent care, professional and courteous attention from medical nursing and support staff. A...

13 September 2015

Absolutely disgusted with the care

I spent 3 hours sitting in agony waiting to be seen by a doctor whilst people who had turned up after me was getting seen before me. Then...

10 September 2015

Last updated on 04 October 2015.

Information supplied by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust