About: Darent Valley Hospital

What I liked

I had to attend the the hospital for a Day Surgery. I had done this surgery once in 2009, but unfortunately had to redo it in 2010. In 2009, I was kept for 2 nights and in 2010 discharged on the same day.

The care I recieved on both these occasions was excellent. The nurses werevery nice ans bubbly and checked on me regulary. The even assisted me when I needed to take a shower in the morning, they made sure I had everything I needed and the waited outside in case I needed any help.

Not sure if I could offer any more compliments but I would say the treatment I recieved was TOP NOTCH!

I am now pregant with my second baby and following a disastoreous experience at Basildon Hospital, I am hoping for more pleasant memories from Darent Valley.

What could be improved

There is always room for improvement - I was rather hingry after surgery but made to wait a long time before I could have my toast... the nurses were doing their medicine round so I had to wait till that was done.. a bit annoying, but toast doesnt take too long... or does it?

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Response from Darent Valley Hospital

Thank you for your very positive comments, the staff involved in your care have been informed.

We are always happy to hear feedback on what we can do to improve your experiences with us, and apologise that you had to wait for your toast after your operation.

We wish you a smooth second pregnancy and look forward to you having your baby with us.

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