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 Centres deal with conditions such as chest
infections, urine infections, suspected eye infections, fevers,
cuts, sprains and strains, hand, foot and wrist fractures, and
When it's less urgent than 999 - call
'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