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Our performance

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As a Trust we deliver around 5,500 babies a year, mums have ranked our maternity services in the top 5 nationally and we pride ourselves on being the Trust of choice for thousands of expectant mothers.


Our reputation is built on our family-centred approach and as we continually strive to enhance the maternity service we deliver to the population of County Durham and Darlington and the surrounding areas.

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital