"A and E - Excellent professional care by..."

About: Darent Valley Hospital

I was seen by a Doctor on the night/morning of 19th/20th December with a horrible wound to my lip caused by a punch - as I am 65 years old, it wasn't caused by a teenage brawl but by a so-called friend.

It was initially thought I would have to attend East Grinstead the following day. However due to the doctor's skill in stitching me, I am thrilled that rather than being scarred for life as I initially thought, my wound is now just a slight scar and after only 2 weeks.

I would like to extend my extreme gratitude to this doctor for their confidence and ability to stitch me so saving me a trip to another hospital.

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Response from Darent Valley Hospital

Dear Mr Stoneham

Thank you for this lovely review of our A&E Department. Your kind words have been passed onto the staff.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

The Communications Team Darent Valley Hospital

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