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Darent Valley Hospital - About us
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About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in North Kent, with services at four sites serving a local population of over 500,000 people. 

Our vision is to be an outstanding hospital Trust providing the best possible care for our patients that is safe, well-coordinated, in the right place and designed around the patient’s needs. Everything we do is guided by our vision and core Trust values.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement to deliver the best care as possible to our patients.  As our local populations are increasing, our services are undergoing a period of expansion and service development. We are continuously looking for ways to develop models of best practice as well as new ways of working to enhance and improve the services we offer to our local populations. Our nationally renowned Urology Centre, formally opened by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England is testament to our development and advancement in the care and technology we have developed for our patients. We are a founding member of Guys and St Thomas’ Healthcare Alliance which creates a unique relationship that will enable us to access expertise, and  the knowledge of a major London teaching hospital closer to home.  Providing better care and better outcomes for the people of Dartford and Gravesham and the community we serve.

We value and pursue excellence in research and we have over 900 participants in our clinical trials in key clinical areas such as Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Haematology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Stroke, Neurology, Mental Health and Surgery.

We have recently launched our Planned Care Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup as our dedicated elective site for planned care services in Bexley as a centre of excellence; and we continue to work on plans to improve health services and better organise hospital services, supported by local care closer to home in Kent and Medway and South East London as part of the Kent and Medway and South East London Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) 

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