The Elderly Care department provides a range of services
catering for the elderly population of County Durham and Darlington
with specialists in stroke, Parkinson's disease, orthogeriatrics,
heart failure and falls and syncope.
We provide in patient services at Darlington Memorial
Hospital, Bishop Auckland
General Hospital, University Hospital of
North Durham and also support in patient rehabilitation at Shotley Bridge and Chester le Street
We are supported by a team of specialist staff in rehabilitation
at Bishop Auckland General
Hospital where there exits a seven day therapy service
We have an active programme of educational meetings for Junior
Doctors and Stroke multidisciplinary teams.
'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