Our paediatric service runs at the Children’s Resource Centre at Darent Valley Hospital; as part of the Acorns Children and Young People Centre, at Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup.
Paediatrics provide a complete range of hospital services, caring for patients from before birth, through to childhood. Our specialist paediatricians look at all aspects of children’s health, development and wellbeing. We work with some of the leading consultants from the Evelina London Children's Healthcare, part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, so our patients benefit from specialist paediatric care provided to them locally.
We provide general paediatric services and treatment wide range of medical and surgical complaints including:
- Childhood constipation service
- Children's allergy service
- Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Service
- Paediatric Orthopaedics
- Paediatric Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Service
Darent Valley hospital admits paediatric patients from the age of 0-16yrs to its Willow Ward. Children are often admitted from the Paediatric Accident and Emergency Department; Paediatric Assessment Unit or direct from home via the Community Children’s Nursing Team.
Patients are seen at Queen Mary's Hospital, in the Acorns Children and Young People’s Centre. The service provides a general paediatric outpatient service for children 0-16 years of age, provided by our Consultant Paediatricians and Nurse Specialists.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 09.00-17.00, Friday 09.00-14.00
BELOW: please watch our short video with some information for you and your child if you are admitted to our children's inpatient ward.
Please be aware that children’s outpatient at Darent Valley Hospital (DVH) and the ACORNS at Queen Mary’s Hospital are still operating as normal during the pandemic. If your child has a blood test or face to face appointment booked at DVH please attend as normal.
At DVH you must enter via the Empress unit or hospital main entrance then please make your way through the hospital, following the signs. Your child’s hospital appointment letter will be required to gain entry to the hospital.
If you are not planning to attend please cancel or change your appointment and contact the appointments directly.
Children's Resource Centre
Darent Valley Hospital
Tel: 01322 428232
Acorns Children and Young People's Centre
Queen Mary's Hospital
Tel: 020 8302 2678 ext. 3269