About: Darent Valley Hospital Darent Valley Hospital Dartford DA2 8DA
What could be improved
Have just spent most of the day in the surgical day care unit with my son and it is not an experience either of us would wish to repeat. From the patronising anaesthetist through to staff who spent the day talking about the weather, family and the difference between cats and dogs it was often difficult to find out what was going on or what would happen after surgery had taken place. Having little posters on a wall does not in my view act as a good substitute for good patient care. As a former nurse I appreciate how busy staff are but as the parent of a patient I would have expected more.