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Haematology (Blood Cancer)

Your Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialists are based at Darlington Memorial Hospital and the University Hospital of North Durham but also deliver clinics at Bishop Auckland Hospital and Shotley Bridge Community Hospital.  We work closely with other health care professionals as part of a multi disciplinary team (called an MDT) to ensure you get the best possible care and treatment.

As part of our role, we provide information and support for patients, their family, close friends and carers from diagnosis through to treatment and beyond.  We can help people diagnosed with blood cancers to manage the side effects of treatment, drug therapies, coordinate care and provide access to wide range of help and support services.

Contact Details:

Darlington Memorial Hospital/Bishop Auckland Hospital

Clinical Nurse Specialists: Nicola Best and Shirley Bone extension 01325 743993

University Hospital of North Durham/Shotley Bridge Community Hosptial

Clincial Nurse Specialists: Deborah Grimes and Jill Kelsey 0191 333 2263

The Clinical Nurse Specialist's usual working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.   We have an answerphone service and will call you back if you leave us a message.


'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham