Our emergency departments are for serious illnesses and injuries
If you dont't need emergency treatment you may be turned away
and directed to a different service.
Visit www.111.nhs.uk 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.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community