A Dartford mum who died in hospital hours was discharged hours earlier because the staff said she was fine and that they needed the bed space, an inquest heard today (March 27).
In last week’s Budget the government said it would give an additional £2bn into the NHS to ease the pressure on social care.
Darent Valley Hospital has advised patients to use other NHS services to ease the overcrowding demands that health secretary Jeremy Hunt today admitted the NHS has.
A Dartford hospital under ‘severe strain’ has urged patients not to use the Accident and Emergency department unless they have a ‘genuine life-threatening emergency’.
A father-of-three had nightmares and feared he might not walk, work or drive against as he spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve in hospital after being hit by a van.
The family of a Dartford woman who died after she was misdiagnosed in hospital have spoken of their frustration after the inquest into her death was delayed.
A grandmother of six has spoken out about the benefits of having a new life-saving device implanted into her heart.
Five months ago, this paper took the bold decision to call for the resignation of the chief executive of Darent Valley Hospital.
DARENT Valley Hospital has missed two targets for infection levels and patients kept in mixed sex accommodation.