Flu vaccinations

Every year thousands of people suffer from flu and many people end up in hospital as a result. To try and avoid this, free flu vaccinations are offered to the most vulnerable groups of people in the community. This year, as well as adults over 65, pregnant women, people with…

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Mental Health Services

This week, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced plans to improve mental health services and recruit 21,000 new mental health workers. The Government has committed to investing £1.3 billion to transform mental health services, with the aim of being able to treat an extra one million people by 2021. This…

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DVH October 2016  photo 4

The last few weeks have been some of the busiest the NHS has ever seen. The situation has been similar in Dartford which has seen a large rise in the number of people using Darent Valley Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department. In December 2016, the number of people using A&E…

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