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We aim to provide a comprehensive high quality trauma and elective orthopaedic inpatient and day case surgery service.

We have facilities at Darlington Memorial Hospital, University Hospital of North Durham, Shotley Bridge Hospital, Bishop Auckland Hospital and Chester-le-Street and Sedgefield Community Hospitals.

We aim to provide immediate access to hospital admission when required at DMH and UHND and definitive surgical management within 48 hours of admission.

We have an excellent reputation in the region for the delivery of high quality training of the orthopaedic surgeons of the future.

'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 Hospital