Emergency Departments provide care for seriously ill or injured
Serious means an illness or injury which could be life
threatening. This can include conditions such as heart attacks,
strokes, fits, asthma attacks, head, neck and spinal injuries,
major bone injuries, road traffic accidents. For children and the
elderly this can also include breathing difficulties, or any
situation where you are concerned about serious illness.
The Trust has A&E departments at two of
our hospital sites - University Hospital of
North Durham and Darlington Memorial
Find out more about our clinical services.
These services are provided through at Darlington Memorial
Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham.
Typically, Urgent Care Treatment Centres deal with conditions such
as chest infections, urine infections, suspected eye infections,
fevers, cuts, sprains and strains, hand, foot and wrist fractures,
and allergic reactions.
When it's less urgent than 999 - call
'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