On Thursday 25 February 2016, County Durham and Darlington NHS
Foundation Trust attended a public meeting in Barnard Castle to
discuss services at the Richardson Hospital. The meeting was
called by Helen Goodman MP, and we joined our colleagues from
Durham Dales, Easington & Sedgefield CCG and around 100 members
from the local community.
The Trust's Chief Executive and Chairman attended the meeting
and were able to share a presentation outlining some of the
services being provided at the hospital. These include:
The Richardson Hospital is very well used. Did you
know that in 2015/16 to date there has been:
There are 24 beds across one ward providing:
The Richardson Hospital building is owned by NHS Property
Services and healthcare services are commissioned by local Clinical
Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
The Richardson is a cherished hospital and due to changing
demand and staffing pressures we are working with commissioners
looking across the health economy at what opportunities there are
for healthcare services both at the Richardson and in the
To view a full copy of the presentation from the evening CLICK
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital