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University Hospital of North Durham

Welcome to Surgical Pre-operative Assessment - We have recently moved and are no longer inside of the main hospital building. Our new department is located across the courtyard, near to the Accident and Emergency department and is signposted.

If you are travelling by bus, the department is opposite the public pathway from the bus-stops on Dryburn road.

If you park in the public barrier carpark, you do not need to enter the hospital via the Main Entrance, but should walk towards the  Accident and Emergency department. If you are unfamiliar with the hospital or are unable to find the department, a member of the main entrance reception team will direct you to our department.

There are a number of disabled spaces located next to the department, if you have mobility problems.

On arrival at the department, please press the buzzer and wait patiently for a member of our team to attend to you. On entry you are required to wear a face mask and sanitise your hands. You will have your temperature checked and will be asked a few Covid related questions. Once inside of the department, you will be asked to have a seat in the waiting room until your appointment.

Pre-assessment is available  weekdays between 08:30 to 18:00, except for BH. 

Telephone number 0191 3332516.

Please bear with us while we are building this page.

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham