Darlington Memorial Hospital
provides acute hospital services for the area around Darlington
, South Durham
and parts of North Yorkshire
. Its quality of services and use of resources were rated 'excellent' by the HealthCare Commission Ratings
The Hospital is run by (and serves as the headquarters for) the County Durham and Darlington Foundation NHS Trust, which achieved Foundation Trust status in 2007.
These include: Accident and Emergency, Maternity/SCBU, Children's Ward, Trauma and Orthopaedics, General Surgery (Day Surgery, Elective Surgery and Emergency Surgery), Acute Medical, Chemotherapy, Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU), High Dependency Unit(HDU), Coronary Care (CCU), Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Unit and Eye Unit.
The main 'tower block' is the most modern and distinctive part of the hospital. It has a basement a ground floor and six further floors. It contains all the wards in the hospital, the eye and ENT departments, the pathology department, the lecture theatre and library, catering services, restaurant and some administrative facilities.
To the front of this is a three-storey building which contains accident and emergency, the main outpatients department, theatres, radiography and physiotherapy. The pharmacy and domestics are in the basement of this building.
The site also contains 'the Women's Centre' and a large portion of the offices for the health trust.
Other facilities include a childcare centre for the doctors and a social club which is also available for... Read More