For patients and visitors

Having to go to hospital, or finding your way around a large and busy hospital, can be a daunting experience. This section provides you with practical information on, what to expect and who is available to give you further advice and support.

Please view the visiting hours and ward details for Darent Valley Hospital.

If you receive certain benefits, you may be entitled to a refund of travel costs. Entitlement rules may be subject to change over time. Eligible patients should visit the Cashiers Office on Level 2 to make a claim and for more information. Please bring proof of eligibility.

The Trust will not tolerate violence, physical aggression or verbal abuse towards their staff, patients or visitors. If this occurs, offenders will be removed from the hospital, and legal action will be taken. Criminal activity will always be referred to the police.