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Wards and visiting times

The direct dial telephone numbers and visiting times for all wards at Darent Valley Hospital are listed below. Please telephone the ward directly rather than contacting the switchboard unless otherwise stated. Visiting outside the specified hours is at the discretion of the Ward Managers (Matrons/Senior Sisters) and arrangements would need to be made in advance. Whilst we try to ensure that the published visiting times are correct, it is always advisable to confirm them with the staff on the ward.

 

If a relative or friend, with the patients agreement, would like to speak to a doctor about your care or treatment, please ask your nurse to arrange an appointment. If an interpreter is needed, please tell your nurse. Unfortunately some wards are unable to allow patients to receive flowers, please view the table below which indicates those that do accept them.  Also do bear in mind that space at the bedside is very limited.

 

 Ward  Level    Speciality  Telephone  Visiting times Flowers

 Aspen

 3

 Midwifery Led Unit

 01322 428667
 01322 428930   

 Open visiting for birthing partners (max 2)

 Visitors: 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 8.30pm
 Partner only: Anytime 
 No children (except patients own)

Yes

 Beech

 3

 General Medicine/ Nephrology

 01322 428670

 3pm - 5pm

 6pm - 8pm

Yes

 Cedar

 3

 Maternity

 01322 428671

 Visitors: 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 8.30pm
 Partner only: Anytime 
 No children (except patients own)

Yes

 Cherry

 3

 Surgical 

 01322 428875

 3pm - 8pm  

Yes

 Chestnut 

 3 

 Cardiac

 01322 428681 or 428955

 2pm - 5pm

 6.30pm - 9pm 

Yes

 Clinical Decision Unit  (CDU)

 3

 Clinical decision 

 01322 428701

 12 - 7pm 

No

 Day Care 

 2 

 Day Care Surgery

 01322 428265

 2pm - 4pm

 6pm - 8pm

No

 Delivery Suite 

 2 

 Maternity 

 01322 428280

 Open visiting for birthing partners (max 2)
 No visitors or children allowed   

No

 Ebony 

 2 

 Older people 

 01322 428676

 11am-1pm
 3pm - 8pm 

Yes

 Intensive Care Unit (ITU) 

 3 

 Intensive Care 

 01322 428404

 2pm - 7pm 

12 noon - 5pm (weekends)

No

 Juniper 

 3 

 Surgical 

 01322 428679

 3pm - 8pm 

Yes

 Laurel 

 3 

 Hyper-Acute Unit

 01322 428100

 Ext 8981

 2pm - 4pm

 5pm - 7pm 

No

 Linden 

 3 

 Diabetes / General Medicine

 01322 428783

 2pm - 4pm
 6pm - 8pm

Yes

 Maple

 3 

 Orthopaedic

 01322 428684

 3pm - 8pm 

Yes

 Mulberry 

 2 

 Gynae and EPU

 01322 428940

 2pm - 4pm
 6pm - 8pm

Yes

 Oak 

 3 

 Gastroenterology
 General Medicine  

01322 428688 

 2pm - 4pm
 6pm - 8pm 

Yes

 Palm 

 3 

 Respiratory 

01322 428691 

 2pm - 5pm
 6pm - 8pm

No

 Redwood 

 2 

 Urology

01322 428577 

 3pm - 8pm 

Yes

 Rosewood 

 2 

 Oncology
 Haematology
 General Medicine 

01322 428693 

 2pm - 4pm
 6pm - 8pm 

No

 Rowan 

 3 

 General Surgery 

01322 428695

 3pm - 8pm 

Yes

 Spruce 

 2 

 Acute Stroke and

 Rehabilitation

01322 428105 
   

 3pm - 5pm 

 6pm - 8pm

No

 Walnut 

 3 

 Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

01322 428795 

 

 Parents: Open
 Grandparents: 2pm - 7pm
 No other visitors

No
 Willow  1  Paediatrics 01322 428702

 Open visiting (parents only)

 4pm - 7pm (no under 16's unless patient's siblings)

2 visitors per bed / cot

Yes


  • The Kings Renal Unit is located in the Jasmine Unit next to Darent Valley Hospital, telephone 01322 438861 (holiday dialysis 0203 299 6491).
  • The Jasmine Ward / Unit located next to Darent Valley Hospital is run by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Partnership Trust, telephone 01322 421289.

Flu / diarrhoea and vomiting

We advise people who are suffering from flu or flu-like symptoms not to come to the hospital to visit patients or Accident & Emergency,  as you risk spreading the virus to vulnerable people in the Hospital.  Please stay at home, rest, drink plenty of fluids and take over the counter remedies to relieve the symptoms. If you are pregnant, if your symptoms or your child’s symptoms suddenly get worse, or if you have a serious existing illness, please call your GP in the first instance. Further advice on what to do if you have flu-like symptoms can be found at: www.nhs.uk or by calling NHS Direct on: 0845 46 47.

 

If you have had diarrhoea and vomiting in the last 48 hours, please do not visit the hospital. If you are coming into the hospital remember to always wash your hands and use the hand gel provided at all entrances when entering and leaving the wards.