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Coming into our Emergency Departments

Our emergency departments are for serious illnesses and injuries only.

If you dont't need emergency treatment you may be turned away and directed to a different service.

Visit who will direct you to the care you need.

To protect our patients, visitors and our workforce we have a number of safety measures in place.

We have two separate emergency departments at both University Hospital of North Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital.

There is a 'respiratory' department for patients with COVID-19 and 'non-respiratory' department for all other emergencies.

If you come into one of our emergency departments and you need to be admitted then you will be tested for COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms.

Our emergency departments follow all infection prevention and control recommendations, including social distancing, to help protect our patients,visitors and our staff.


'I am writing to congratulate you on your wonderful staff you have working for you at DMH.'

Patient, Catering / Porters / Domestics, Darlington Memorial Hospital