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The Clinical Simulation Centre


The Clinical Simulation Centre is a training facility located on the Ground floor at Bishop Auckland Hospital. The centre hosts a multitude of training courses that are both, hi-fidelity and immersive, to offer the best possible training and educational opportunities for those utilising the centre. The main attraction within the centre is the state of the art immersive Simulation Suite and Control Room whereby SimMan3G, SimMom, SimJunior and SimBaby are used to their fullest capacity. To find out more about our Simulators visit the County Durham and Darlington website whereby we list their full abilities.


Values and Standards

  The centre prides itself upon the outstanding facilities it has at hand to produce real life simulated scenarios that allow trainees, CDDFT employee's and external Medical professionals the chance to enhance both their practical and non-practical skills in order to ensure the best delivery of care across the region. Simulation offers a safe environment in which learning can be conducted in a manner that is non-threatening to the public and is comfortable and enjoyable for all those involved, thus optimising the performance of our Healthcare professionals within the real world. Our courses aim to include the opportunity for individuals to participate in a simulated scenario; experiencing the full immersive nature of a simulation, alongside the opportunity to discuss with other Healthcare professionals and analyse what was done well/what could be improved. Within the discussions participants are also offered important up-to-date information that will benefit them in their line off work.



The centre is located on the Ground Floor in Bishop Auckland Hospital, just a short walk away from Bishop Auckland's town centre.  There are multiple bus and train routes nearby to allow individuals to access the centre from across the region. The hospitals address is  Cockton Hill Rd, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6AD.  In order to access a map showing the location of the hospital please visit the County Durham and Darlington Webpage. With regards to the parking facilities around the hospital, if you have a staff car parking permit you are able to use the staff car parks on site as long as you have a fob to pass the barrier and a display disc to show you have valid staff car parking. If the staff car park is full there is an overflow car park just past the social club on Escomb Road  (32 Escomb Rd, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6TZ).  Alternatively, if you do not have a staff parking permit you can use the public car park which costs  £6.00   to park all day. There are two main public car parks that lead to the staff parking, one is located at the main entrance of the hospital   (Cockton Hill Rd, Bishop Auckland DL14 6AD)  and the other is on  Escomb Road ( Escomb Rd, Bishop Auckland DL14 6AB) .   You  must   have the exact change for the machine.

  • Control Room
  • Debrief room
  • Sim Room
  • Bedrooms
  • Bishop Hospital

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