Emergency Departments provide care for seriously ill or injured
Serious means an illness or injury which could be life
threatening. This can include conditions such as heart attacks,
strokes, fits, asthma attacks, head, neck and spinal injuries,
major bone injuries, road traffic accidents. For children and the
elderly this can also include breathing difficulties, or any
situation where you are concerned about serious illness.
The Trust has A&E departments at two of
our hospital sites - University Hospital of
North Durham and Darlington Memorial
Find out more about our clinical services.
These services are provided through six urgent care centres
across County Durham and Darlington.
Typically, Urgent Care Centres deal with conditions such as
chest infections, urine infections, suspected eye infections,
fevers, cuts, sprains and strains, hand, foot and wrist fractures,
and allergic reactions.
The following Urgent Care Centres are accessible 24 hours a day,
seven days a week:
If you need help fast but don't think it's a 999 emergency, you
can call NHS 111.
NHS 111 is a new telephone service introduced to help make it
easier for you to access local health services. If you live in
County Durham and Darlington, you can now call 111 when you need
help fast, but it isn't a 999 emergency.
You can ring 111, 365 days a year, to reach a full range of
local health services, including out of hours doctors, community
nurses, emergency dental care and late opening chemists. Calls from
landlines and mobile phones are free - just like 999.
When it's less urgent than 999 - call
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