"What a great hospital; everyone ..."

About: Darent Valley Hospital

(as a relative),

What I liked

What a great hospital; everyone we met was polite and friendly from the surgeon to a young lady cleaning the carpets outside of the ward. 5 stars

What could be improved

This is the strange fact as you walk out of the hospital entrance you have to walk through a cloud of smoke where patients!! and visitors alike are smoking in full view of the large sign that says you cannot smoke on hospital grounds. Surely this is wrong?

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Response from Darent Valley Hospital

Thank you for your positive comments regarding the care you received at Darent Valley Hospital. I note your comments re smokers at the front entrance. The Trust is erecting a smoking shelter this year to address this issue.

Jenny Kay,

Director of Nursing

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