Welcome to Darent Valley Hospital.

Darent Valley Hospital is a modern hospital in Kent that provides an extensive range of acute, mainly hospital-based services, to the people of Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley, Bexley and neighbouring districts across south east London and Kent.

The hospital opened in September 2000 and now has 476 inpatient beds. We offer day-care surgery, general surgery, trauma, orthopaedics, urology, pain services, cardiology, diabetology and endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology, elderly care, general medicine, ITU and HDU and level 1 care, a Clinical Decision Unit, a chemotherapy day unit, a breast unit, maternity, paediatrics and a special care baby unit. ENT, Ophthalmology and Maxfax surgery are provided on the site by other Trusts. Our chest physicians have the only EBUS service in KSS and we have just opened a combined nephrology/urology unit which will provide all care around acute renal disease, including acute dialysis and advanced renal stone treatments.

Find out more about the hospital on the Darent Valley Hospital website

Key Contacts


Dr Prasanna Aghoram
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Tel: 01322 428100


Hannah Webb (Year 4)
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Tel: 01322 428540

Block Heads and Deputy Contact Details

  • Emergency Medicine Critical Care Lead: Dr Kamran Khan
  • Emergency Medicine Critical Care Deputy: Dr Zak Belagodu
  • Long Term Conditions co-leads: Dr Colin Weekes & Dr Eui-Sik Suh
  • Women’s Health Lead: Mr Mohsen El-Sayed
  • Women’s Health Deputy: Ms Ritu Rana
  • Children’s Health Lead: Dr Bharath Gowda
  • Children’s Health Deputy: Dr Kishani Wijewardena

Local Teaching Programme (Year 4/Year 5)

Getting to Darent Valley Hospital

Our Address:

Darent Valley Hospital
Darenth Wood Rd
Kent DA2 8DA

You can also get directions to the hospital by clicking the link below:

Travelling to the hospital by car

Postcode for Sat Navs: DA2 8DA

From the M25 northbound you must exit at junction 2 (Darenth Interchange) and follow the signs to Dartford, take the A225 (Princes Road) towards Gravesend (Bluewater/Bean). There is no exit from the M25 at junction 1b unless travelling southbound. Go straight over the roundabout onto B2200 (Watling Street) signposted Bluewater/Bean. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Darenth Wood Road. On site car parking and disabled parking is available. Plan your route.

Travelling to the hospital by train

The nearest train station is Dartford. Greenhithe station is nearby and for those using the High-Speed Service from St Pancras, Ebbsfleet International can be used to get to Darent Valley Hospital, although this will involve a longer journey time to and from the hospital.

All times/prices as at February 2015:

St Pancras International
Ebbsfleet International (17m): £21.10 off-peak return with a Railcard
Charing Cross or Cannon Street
Dartford (42-50m): £11.10 off-peak return with a Railcard
Charing Cross
Greenhithe (51m): £12.30 off-peak return with a Railcard

For train information: www.nationalrail.co.uk

For information about buses from Dartford station please visit: www.dvh.nhs.uk/about-us/darent-valley-hospital/travel-and-parking/

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