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Cardiology

 

Our services

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust offer a range of services to patients locally, on both an in-patient and out-patient basis.We investigate patients for possible cardiac conditions and monitor patients with ongoing cardiac conditions

We provide a comprehensive range of diagnositic services including Electocardiography (ECG), Exercise Testing, Echocardiology, Tilt table testing and 24 hour ECG monitoring

We also host pacemaker and defibrillator follow up clinics.

Our two main sites are Darlington Memorial Hospital and The University Hospital of North Durham.

Some services are also provided at Bishop Auckland Hospital and Shotley Bridge Community Hospital.

Contact details

Bishop Auckland Hospital - 01388 455512

Darlington Memorial Hospital - 01325 743154

University Hospital of North Durham and Shotley Bridge Hospital - 0191 3332196

Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5:00p.m. (4:30 p.m. at Bishop Auckland Hospital)

Our Team

We have a large team of experienced cardiographers, cardiac physiologists and cardiac clinical scientists who are supported by an administration team. All senior clinical staff are registered with either The Registration Council for Clinical Physiology or The Health and Care Professions Council.

 RCCP               HCPC

Accreditation

All staff who report on echocardiograms hold accreditation with The British Society of Echocardiography or are certified by the The European Association of Cariovascular Imaging. 

 EACVI           British Society of Echocardiography

 

Staff who look after patients with pacemakers or implantable defibrillators hold British Heart Rhythm Society accreditation. 

 BHRS

 

 

 

'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