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Emergency Departments

Emergency Departments

Emergency Departments provide care for seriously ill or injured patients.

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 Emergency Departments at two of our hospital sites - University Hospital of North Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Find out more about our clinical services.

Urgent Care Treatment Centres

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.


Call 111 Information Leaflet

Urgent Care Changes in DDES from April 1st 2017

'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital