The Chemotherapy Suite at Darent Valley Hospital has a dedicated facility called the Pine Therapy Unit.
Pine Therapy is a nurse-led unit comprising of twenty-two treatment chairs for chemotherapy, immunotherapy and supportive care.
It also has two gardens where patients and family can relax in comfortable surroundings.
The demand for chemotherapy and supportive care treatments for cancer patients and those with long term conditions has been increasing year on year. Many of our patients still attend for treatment years after their initial diagnosis.
Please note: to protect our immunocompromised patients, Pine Therapy Unit is open to patients only. Personal circumstances will be considered and visitors/relatives will be allowed entry if there is a clinical or communication need.
Pine Therapy Unit Reception Desk: 01322 428 332
Chemotherapy Schedulers: 01322 428926 / 8314
Milestone Bell on Wheels
We are very proud of our Milestone Bell on Wheels. Crafted by our nurses, the portable bell can be taken out into the garden so that patient can have their relatives visit and see them ring the bell, which marks the end of their treatment, or a completion of a phase of their treatment.
This is often something that people really look forward to, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, we haven’t been able to have visitors on Pine Therapy Unit. Now with a portable bell, we can offer patients the chance to share this meaningful experience with their loved ones again, socially distanced.