All media enquiries, requests for filming and photography at Darent Valley Hospital are handled by the Communication Department. They can offer help with finding experts who can talk about a wide variety of clinical issues, as well as answering questions and queries about the Trust and healthcare in general.
All requests for interviewing, to take a photograph of or to film patients or staff, must be made through the press and communications office. Please appreciate that as much notice as possible is required for these requests.
Areas of our hospitals are, from time to time, photographed or filmed for a variety of purposes, including live news broadcasts and locations for documentaries or dramas. To find out more about this, click here.
All patient condition checks must be made via the Communications Department. Please do not contact the wards direct. We respect patient confidentiality at all times. Patients details will only be released if you have the correct spelling of the full name and only if the patient or next of kin gives consent to information being released. Only a brief description of the progress of the patient will be given, such as the patient is stable, comfortable or critically ill.
Please note that anyone who is found to be interviewing, filming or photographing at the hospital without the permission of the communications team will be asked to leave immediately, and footage and photographs may be confiscated.
Photography and filming is not allowed in some areas of the hospitals, as patient care is always a priority and we have a duty to protect the confidentiality of our patients.