Do you need to come to the Emergency Department?

To ensure patients have the fastest access to the treatment they need, anyone with a non-life threatening condition who would usually go to A&E should call 111 first, day or night, to be directed to the right NHS service.

The Emergency Department (ED) is located at Darent Valley Hospital and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. ED should be used for those patients needing only urgent medical attention and treatment.

If you have a condition which has been present for two or three days or have a long-standing illness or health problem, please contact your GP.