We're looking for local people who can help us shape the future
of health services for County Durham and Darlington by joining as
Public membership is FREE and open to anyone over the age of
fourteen who lives within the geographic area served by the Trust.
Public members are divided into nine different
constituency areas: Chester-le-Street; Darlington;
Derwentside; Durham City; Easington; Gateshead, South
Tyneside, Sunderland and beyond; Sedgefield; Tees Valley,
Hambleton, Richmondshire and beyond; and, Wear Valley and
More than 11,000 people have already become members of the
Foundation Trust - and you can still send in your
Foundation Trusts are more accountable to the communities they
serve. As a member, you will be able to play a role in shaping your
local health services in the future and you can vote in future
elections for governors to represent your area on the Council of
As a Foundation Trust member, you also receive a free copy of
the Trust's magazine 'Your Trust'. In this, you'll find updates on
the latest events and developments within the Trust and the latest
information for members and governors. To read the latest edition
of 'Your Trust' or view previous copies, visit the Your
Trust: latest news pages.
To become a member please complete and submit the
following form. Alternatively, you can download and print a
paper form and send it to us by FREEPOST, by clicking on the link
to right of the page.
The data you supply will be used only to contact you about
the Trust, membership or other related issues and will be stored in
accordance with the general data protection regulation. By
law we are required to make registers available to the
public. The public register shows the member's name and
constituency and does not include any other personal details.
County Durham and Darlington is committed to promoting and
delivering personal, fair, inclusive and diverse
services and employment practices. We would like our Trust
membership to be reflective of our local community to
ensure all views are represented and therefore we
would be grateful if you would complete these questions to
help us monitor how effective we are at doing this.
You do not have to answer any of these questions, if you would
prefer not to give us this information about you,
please choose the "prefer not to say" option. Any
information you do supply will be kept
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital