In response to numbers of COVID-19 cases stabilising, as of
Monday 30 January 2023, the requirement of face masks to be worn in
clinical areas of our hospitals has been stood down with immediate
While patients, visitors and our colleagues will no longer be
required to wear a mask, we will continue to support the 'ask to
mask' campaign and respect the choice of a patient or visitor to
ask our colleagues to wear a mask if this would help make them feel
Current visiting restrictions as outlined on the latest visiting information section on our
website remain unchanged.
'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