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
'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