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Clinical Simulation Centre

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The CDDFT Clinical Simulation Centre is located at Bishop Auckland Hospital, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham (DL14 6AD). Four high-fidelity manikins have been installed in the main Simulation Suite in addition to SMOTs HD cameras to create an effective, immersive simulation environment. Our debrief room is equipped with the latest in Smartboard technology to enhance high quality debrief of clinical scenarios. Our intention is to be imaginative and proactive in creating the highest quality educational experiences for our staff. We will be working together with our Centre for Research and Innovation to push the boundaries of Simulation Based Education. The core team consists of:

Dr Derek Randles - Clinical Lead for Simulation

Ms Leigh Simmonds - Director of Medical Education

Dr Hannah Freer - Simulation Teaching Fellow

John Lewandowski- Senior Teaching Fellow for Clinical Simulation  

Craig Dores - Clinical Simulation Technician

Kelly Hope - Centre Administrator

If you would like to contact us at the Clinical Simulation Centre for any course bookings, centre availability or just general enquiries you can contact us via email or phone: 


Telephone:  (01388) 455105

Please see below a video showcasing simulations held at the Clinical Simulation Centre. 


'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