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About Us

About us

We support County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust by providing funding for projects which enhance patient care and experience across hospital and community services. We support services across County Durham and Darlington, which includes the Trust's main hospitals in



Bishop Auckland



Shotley Bridge

Barnard Castle (Richardson Community Hospital)

and Weadale

as well as in patient's home and other healthcare settings.

The difference you can make

Our work would not be possible without the willingness from the local community to support with fundraising, donations or legacy giving. It really helps us to make a difference and we are very grateful. Some of the improvements we've made happen in 2021/22 include:

• The Low-Risk Maternity Suite in Darlington Memorial which provides a transformational space where mums can be supported by a partner in a relaxing home from home environment.

• New physio stairs for our rehabilitation unit in Bishop Auckland Hospital to support patients' recovery.

• Murals in the children's ED to help put children at ease during their visit. Meanwhile, funding we secured through NHS Charities Together has helped provide a whole range of mental health support to staff as they cope and recover from the trauma of living and working through a global pandemic.

Other examples of how our local communities have helped make a difference include supporting us to purchase:

  • childrens toys, games, easter eggs, christmas presents
  • Ipads to support patients to stay in touch with loved ones during COVID-19
  • toiletries for patients
  • TVs/radios/books
  • colourful murals for departments and wards to enhance the enviroment
  • sofas for waiting areas
  • kettle/microwave for staff areas
  • physio steps
  • baby monitor and weighing scales

These are just a few examples. You can help in many ways and make a real difference to local healthcare.

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