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If you have any media enquiries, please contact Paul Scott, our  Communications Manager on the following numbers: Telephone: 01325 74 3576, Mobile: 0797189519 or email If you have a media enquiry at evenings or at weekends, please call the switchboard number 01325 380100 and you will be directed to the on-call communications lead.


help for heroes logo Help for Heroes charity ball
Trust staff are organising a summer charity ball in support of the Help for Heroes charity.
Hospital Shuttle Bus
We regret to inform our passengers that the shuttle bus service will cease on 30 April.
Bariatric Symposium Bariatric Symposium
GPs and NHS Professionals are invited to attend a bariatric symposium event at Darlington Memorial Hospital in May...
Your Trust front cover spring 14 Latest edition of Your Trust published
The latest edition of 'Your Trust', the organisation's newsletter, is now available online.
SS ward2 New NHS Chief Executive visits Shotley Bridge Hospital
The new chief executive of NHS England will today (Tuesday) spend his first day in the job in the north east where he started his NHS career 26 years ago.
Clinical research centre opening Sir Ian Botham opens new clinical research centre
Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham officially opened the Trust’s new Centre for Clinical Research and Innovation today [Tuesday 18 March].
blood bikes 10.3.14 New ‘blood bikers’ helping the NHS save lives
A unique blood delivery service provided by motorcyclists to the NHS is being extended to hospitals across the North East.
Wayne Gower after County Durham’s obesity ‘time bomb’ tackled with new service
A new clinic has been set up to tackle County Durham's obesity epidemic, after the region was named as one of the top 10 'fattest local authorities' in the UK following a Public Health England investigation.
F4 Sue Jacques Innovative project to prevent undernutrition in hospitals is first of its kind in the UK
A team of nurses, dietitians and caterers from County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT), is launching a new project to tackle undernutrition and dehydration in patients. Every ten minutes, someone with malnutrition dies in a UK ho
Birthing Pool UHND Mums-to-be in Durham have more choice following installation of new birthing pool
Expectant mums in County Durham and Darlington now have more choice over where and how they have their baby, following the installation of a new birthing pool at the University Hospital of North Durham.