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Ear, nose and throat (ENT)

The ENT department provides diagnosis and treatment from Darlington Memorial Hospital for patients with ear, nose, throat and maxillofacial conditions across Durham and Darlington.

Inpatient care for both emergency patients and those on the waiting list is provided on wards 32 and 33 at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

In addition, day case and outpatient services are provided at Darlington Memorial Hospital, Bishop Auckland Hospital, University Hospital of North Durham, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital and Chester-le-Street Hospital.

The Audiology department provides services at all five sites.

'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