Ensuring that our wards and departments are in the best
condition and kept clean is extremely important to us in providing
the best patient care and experience and is vital in preventing the
spread of infections.
In addition to our routine cleaning programmes, we also carry
out a regular 'deep cleaning' programme. This is a more
concentrated programme of cleaning during which all beds, furniture
and equipment are steam cleaned.
Between 26 August and November 2019, we are carrying out a deep
cleaning programme and a number of improvement works on a number of
wards at University Hospital of North Durham.
Therefore, this will involve some partial ward moves and may
include patients being temporarily relocated to other areas within
their existing ward, or onto different wards, at certain times
during this period.
Any proposed changes or moves will be fully discussed with
patients and loved ones to ensure minimal disruption to patient
care and in ensuring our patients continue to receive the best
We thank you for your understanding and support in helping this
important improvement and cleaning programme to run smoothly.
If you have any queries or concerns please speak with one of our
ward managers who will be happy to help you.
Published 19th August 2019
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital