Darent Valley Hospital

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Darent Valley Hospital
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
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Location Dartford, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°26′6″N 0°15′30″E / 51.43500°N 0.25833°E / 51.43500; 0.25833Coordinates: 51°26′6″N 0°15′30″E / 51.43500°N 0.25833°E / 51.43500; 0.25833
Care system NHS
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university Canterbury Christchurch University
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 478
Founded 2000
Website http://www.dvh.nhs.uk
Lists Hospitals in England

Darent Valley Hospital is a 478-bed, acute district general hospital in Dartford, Kent, England. The hospital has an Emergency Department. The hospital is run by the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.


The hospital stands on the site of the former Darenth Park Hospital, founded by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as "Darenth School" in 1878. The Regional Health Board agreed to close Darenth in 1973, but the last patients did not leave until 1988. The vast Victorian complex was then demolished.

The new buildings were the first hospital to be procured under a Private Finance Initiative Contract.[1] They were designed by Nightingale Paulley Associates and built by Carillion.[2] The new hospital opened in September 2000, to replace the services previously provided at West Hill Hospital, Dartford and Joyce Green Hospital, Dartford. On 2 January 2007, a new on-site Heart Centre was opened.[3]

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