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Welcome to County Durham and Darlington Maternity Services, we are delighted that you are considering having your baby with us.

We are lucky enough to have two hospital sites for you choose from:

University Hospital of North Durham (UHND) or Darlington Memorial Hospital (DMH)

We also have dedicated community teams to support you through a home birth if this is your desire.

Community Midwives service.

Public health England PAN COVID study for pregnant women.

We, as a Trust are taking part in the above study and we would like to let pregnant women and their families know that we are offering patients the opportunity to take part in Research studies in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The more women we can reach and collect their information, the more robust our research will be for the future.

We would like pregnant ladies to contact us if they feel they may have had symptoms of COVID-19 or if they have had COVID-19 infection confirmed, or if there is any one in their household has had symptoms. We can then ask them if they would like to take part in the study.

The contact details are , PAN COVID Study.  The telephone contact number is that of the R&D Dept….01325 473366.

Due to the constraints affecting people at the moment this is all being done via the telephone.

Our focus is on family centred care and we promote normality in birth which means that both our hospital sites provide midwife-led care for mums-to-be who are having a low risk pregnancy. There is of course consultant support for those more high risk pregnancies or if intervention is needed during labour.

To help you decide where you would like to give birth you can take a tour around our labour wards at UHND and DMH and meet some of the midwives who would be supporting you through labour.

Click here to meet the team for both Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham

You can join our midwives as we take you on a tour of the labour wards in Durham and Darlington.

To take a tour of the labour ward at University Hospital of North Durham: CLICK HERE

To take a tour of the labour ward at Darlington Memorial Hospital: CLICK HERE

We hope you have enjoyed the tours and we look forward to welcoming you soon and being part of your delivery experience. Once you have watched the videos, please don't hesitate to contact your midwife if you have any further queries or comments.

We'd be delighted to receive your feedback about our webpage, please email your comments to:

For all other patient experience queries, please click here.

Please click here for further information about the Maternity Services Data Set.

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'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 Hospital