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Staying in Hospital

Should you need to be admitted for elective inpatient surgery, this will be undertaken in one of our acute sites, at either University Hospital of North Durham (UHND) or Darlington Memorial Hospital (DMH). During your stay we will do all that we can to make sure we offer you and your family all the support you need, and that your stay is as comfortable as possible. We will ensure that every person who comes into contact with our services is treated fairly and equally, and with dignity and respect.

Experience of care, clinical effectiveness and patient safety are our priority. We aim to involve patients fully in their own care, making decisions in partnership with clinicians to provide positive outcomes. 

From your first visit to CDDFT, through to any follow-up treatment and to the time you leave our care, as an in-patient or an outpatient visiting one of our clinics your welfare is extremely important to us. The team at CDDFT are multi-disciplinary and includes Consultants, Gynaecologists, specialist nurses, and support staff.  

Preparing to come into hospital can be an anxious time for patients and their families. That's why we have created dedicated areas on our website for patients and for families to provide all the necessary information you and your family will need from visiting one of our clinics, coming into hospital, during your stay and when preparing to return home.

Should you need any additional information relating to your reason for admission, the  procedure or investigation you may be attending for, or the condition for which you are being treated, please visit the patient information area of the website.

If there are any unanswered questions about your treatment, and stay with us, then please ask a member of staff on your ward or in the clinic. Alternatively you can contact us by phone on:

Contact number: 0191 3332909   Ward 9 UHND

Contact Number: 01325 743519  Ward 62 DMH


'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham