The Division of Medicine and Emergency Care is committed to
providing the highest level of care to the population of County
Durham and Darlington. We provide emergency (A&E),
outpatient and inpatient care across the region.
We provide the following services:
Accident & Emergency -
providing care for seriously ill or injured patients.
a complete secondary care service for patients with cardiovascular
disorders (relating to the heart and blood vessels).
Haematology - clinical services provide inpatient care and
outpatient clinics. The laboratory supports the hospital and local
GPs by offering a range of investigations and a blood transfusion
service. We also provide a 24 hour consultant
- Our sub regional dermatology service (relating to the skin)
provides care spanning County Durham, Darlington
and South of Tyne.
Endocrinology - offering inpatient, outpatient and day care
services for diabetes and endocrinology as close to home as
Care - providing a range of services catering for the elderly
population of County Durham and Darlington, supported by specialist
Gastroenterology - consultant and
nurse specialist staff work closely together to offer a full range
of inpatient and outpatient services.
providing diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of disorders
involving the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Rapid access service for medical assessment
Respiratory Medicine - A team of
highly experienced consultant physicians supported by
multidisciplinary teams (specialist nurses and other healthcare
professionals) provide services across County Durham and
Rheumatology - our consultant led service
has dedicated clinical nurse specialists, additional specialist
nursing support and therapies all of which provide complete,
patient centered care.
Stroke Services -
providing a range of services including inpatient, outpatient and
rehabilitation. The service is supported by a team of
vascular (relating to blood vessels) surgeons and specialist
We provide acute and A&E services, for the most seriously
ill or injured patients, at:
Planned patient care, rehabilitation and recovery, and an urgent
care centre are provided at:
Outpatient and diagnostic facilities are provided at our
three main sites:
We aim to treat patients as close to home as possible so provide
outpatient and community facilities, including inpatients and day
care, at Chester le Street
and Shotley Bridge
'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