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22nd December 2017 - 2nd January 2018

The hospital will be open during bank holidays for emergencies. The Outpatient Department will also be open between Christmas and New Year, so if you have an appointment booked during this period please do still attend, if you are unable to please let us know via our online cancellation form.

Sing-along Main Christmas Concert

Please come along to the Christmas Carol Sing-along Concert.

Date: Wednesday 13th December 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Main entrance at Darent Valley Hospital

Maternity Christmas Remembrance Event

Date: Sunday 17th December 2017

Time: 4pm - 6pm

Venue: Philip Farrant Education Centre, Lecture Hall

The Maternity Unit are holding a Christmas Remembrance Event for families to remember the babies who died during pregnancy and birth. There will be an opportunity for families to acknowledge their loss, light a candle in memory of their baby, to hang a Christmas tree decoration and to meet other people who have experienced a similar loss. A memorial book will be available in which personal remembrance can be entered.

Refreshments will be served during the event.

If you or anyone you know is interested in attending please contact sharon.hurst2@nhs.net

Carol Service

Date: Wednesday 20th December

Time: 1pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Philip Farrant Centre, Level 1, Darent Valley Hospital

The carols will be accompanied by the Salvation Army Band and refreshments will follow the service.

Christmas Raffle

Please support our Christmas Draw in aid of our patients and wards. Tickets are £1 each and available for sale from joanwarwick@btinternet.com or a stand just outside the Outpatients Department. What the proceeds buy:  Christmas items for the wards, presents/parties/comfort items for the elderly and children at Christmas time.  A special piece of medical equipment that a department may wish to have to benefit patients.

Celebrate a Life this Christmas

We invite you to join us celebrating a life of someone dear to you by making a donation in their name to benefit others. A "Tribute Fund" will be set up in the name of each life being celebrated and you can decide where your donation will benefit. We will acknowledge all donations with a letter and a special certificate in the name of the life being celebrated. Anyone donating £20 or more will also receive a 5.5 cm nickel-plated silver star with the words 'Celebrate a Life' to be hung up in a place of your choice to remember that special person. Some wish to celebrate in memory of a life that has passed, a new life or a life that has been saved. 

Donate instead of sending cards

Over 641 million cards are sent at Christmas in the UK. As we become more aware of the impact this has on our environment many people are turning to electric cards, emails and good old phone calls. So we appeal to you to donate the cost of sending this years Christmas cards. We will send you a special certificate acknowledge your donation.