We have an emergency department at University Hospital of North
Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital. These departments are for
serious life-threatening injuries and illnesses only. If you attend
with a minor injury or illness you may be directed to an
Please help us to help you and use the information below to find
the right service for you.
If you attend our emergency departments with a minor injury or
illness then you could face a long wait or you may be redirected to
an alternative service. You can see our current waiting times by
using the links below.
Please use the information on this page to help you decide which
service you really need.
We know that knowing which service you need and where to go to
find it can at times be confusing. This table outlines which
services run from which of our healthcare sites.
Emergency departments are for serious life-threatening injuries
and illnesses only.
If you attend an emergency department with a minor injury or
illness you will face a long wait and may be re-directed to an
'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