About: Darent Valley Hospital

I am very disappointed with the lack of care I received while I have been in a&e. My doctor told me to go to a&e after suffering with really bad abdominal pains (ongoing for 6months) but the pain had come unbearable. Doctors took blood and did urine test which came back okay. After sitting in a&e for nearly 6 hours and in so much pain, they finally gave me some pain relief. (I was on codeine for the pain at home however it didn't touch it) They gave me a prescription for codeine even though I explained that it doesn't work for me and sent me home in worse pain than I was before.

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Response from Darent Valley Hospital

We were very sorry to read about how unhappy you were with the treatment you received when you visited Darent Valley Hospital recently. If you are still experiencing severe abdominal pains and your GP is unable to assist you, please do come back to us in order that we can investigate further. Kind regards The Communications Team Darent Valley Hospital

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