County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is one of the
largest integrated care providers in England, serving a population
of around 600,000 people. We are a high performing organisation
with a track record of success.
We have been listed in the CHKS 40 top hospitals for the last
five years, and were named as one of Dr Foster's Trusts of the Year
The Trust has been an integrated acute and community services
provider since 2011 and now has a workforce of over 8,000.
We provide acute hospital services at two sites:
Core services at each of these sites include Accident &
Emergency; acute medicine; crictical care; emergency and planned
surgery; orthopaedics; women and children's services and a full
range of support, diagnostic services and outpatients.
Bishop Auckland General
Hospital provides local hospital services for its
community, and planned care in a range of specialities for the
population of County Durham and Darlington.
We provide community services from six community hospitals
including Shotley Bridge and Chester-le-Street
and 80 other community based locations, as well as providing care
in patients' homes.
We were authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1 February 2007,
under Section 6 of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and
Standards) Act 2003.
As a Foundation Trust, the Board of Directors is accountable to the
Council of Governors. Local people can become members of the Foundation
Trust and can vote in elections to the Council of
Governors. Currently, we have over 6000 public members
and 6000 staff members who have joined the Trust and who, through
our Council of Governors, have a direct influence on service
delivery. Become a member now.
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