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Coronavirus: Covid 19

Visiting suspended (From 26.03.2020)

In light of national guidance to help further prevent the spread of Coronavirus, visiting at hospitals in County Durham and Darlington is temporarily suspended, with effect from Thursday 26 March 2020.

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has taken this decision to protect its patients and staff.

Until further notice, visiting will only be permitted in the following circumstances:

  • For patients who are receiving end-of-life care
  • For birthing partners in maternity units
  • For parents or legal guardians in the children's unit



'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital