Our Paediatric Assessment Unit at Darent Valley Hospital offers infants, children and young people with acute illness or injury, a dedicated facility where they can be assessed, investigated, observed and treated with an expectation of discharge in less than 24 hours. If patients require onward care, they are admitted to our Willow Ward. . 

The Unit is run by our experienced paediatric nurses and nursing assistants, supported by our Trust doctors to provide around-the-clock care for our paediatric patients. Patients are transferred as a rapid transfer if further assessments or observations are required from an attendance at the Emergency Department, Urgent Care Centre/Minor Injury Unit or GP.