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Seizing the future

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A bright future for our hospitals


Seizing the Future – Final Report

This report details the extensive process that CDDFT, NHS County Durham and Darlington and other partner organisations undertook to ensure that this major exercise in service redesign had a compelling clinical case, was achieved following full consultation with the public and key stakeholders and resulted in a safer, more sustainable clinical service for patients in County Durham and Darlington.

Click here for the full report

From October to January, local people had the chance to give their views on plans for the future of local hospitals as part of the Seizing the Future consultation.

The local NHS, taking into account the views received and the views of the health professionals providing the services, has decided to support the Seizing the Future plan.

Under Seizing the Future:

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is now planning to implement the Seizing the Future decision.

CLICK HERE to download a supplement which includes an overview of the consultation, the decision that has been made, and how services will look following implementation.

CLICK HERE to read a summary of the consultation.

CLICK HERE to read the full consultation report.

CLICK HERE to read a press release from County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

Click here to view technical background information about the Seizing the Future review process prior to public consultation.

Click here to view additional information about Seizing the Future made available by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust following a Freedom of Information request.


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