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Elm Court

Elm Court (Priory Mews)

Contact details

Elm Court (located within Priory Mews)

Watling Street


Kent DA2 6EH

Telephone: 01322 278728


Elm Court is located within Priory Mews but operated independently and managed by Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust staff.

  • Visiting hours: 2 - 8pm
  • Protected meal times are 16:30-17:30 however the Unit is flexible on an individual basis


  • 477 stops on Watling Street, within a short walk from Elm Court.
  • Fast Track B stops on Princes Road
  • 490 & 492 on Milestone Road.

Finding us

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Finding us 

View map above. There is no parking available on site however unrestricted parking is available in the surrounding streets.


Elm Court is a no Smoking environment and smoking anywhere on the grounds is prohibited.


Elm Court is a nurse-led unit within the grounds of Priory Mews Nursing home. There are a total of 31 beds at Elm Court with an on-site dedicated Multidisciplinary Team consisting of Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and nursing assistants with full hospital support and dietetic input. There is a responsible consultant who visits the site on a weekly basis and there is a doctor available at the unit Monday to Friday. If you are discharged home and have been assessed as still requiring further input you will be referred onto the appropriate community team.


Our commitment to you:

  • To maintain respect and dignity at all times.
  • To support and encourage independence whenever appropriate.
  • To personalise your treatment by listening to you and adapting therapy as required.
  • To respond quickly to any issues that may arise.


What to bring:

To help give you the best care available we ask you to bring the following:

  • Toiletries
  • Clothes
  • Appropriate footwear


This will enable you to have a wash on a daily basis as well as participate in the daily activity/ exercises sessions.

We have prepared for the busy winter period, building on our experience of managing increasing admissions and delayed discharges at this time of year. This means that any patients at Darent Valley Hospital who have completed their acute phase of care but still need some rehabilitation, assessment, mobilisation or who are waiting for longer term care arrangements to be finalised, will recuperate in Elm Court at Priory Mews. A total of 31 beds are now available at Elm Court for patients from Darent Valley Hospital. The extra beds in the community provide a more appropriate environment for those ready to leave hospital and will free much needed beds for those requiring acute surgical or medical admission to the hospital.