Medical director Chris Gray said, "19 people have
attended A&E at University Hospital of North Durham (Durham
City) following the bus crash in Stanley.
18 children and 1 adult. 14 of these have been
5 have been brought in by ambulance, 10
patients are still in hospital, and others have been
A&E staff responded swiftly and the hospital
declared a major incident.
I'd like to pay tribute to staff for their swift and
Life threatening emergencies are still being
received at UHND, other less serious cases are being diverted to
In a real emergency, people should still call 999
and the A&E department will provide appropriate care, but we
would ask that people thinking of coming to A&E in
Durham today to seek alternatives."
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community