A bright future for our hospitals
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:
- acute hospital services for the most seriously ill or injured patients will be concentrated at Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham
- Bishop Auckland General Hospital will become a centre for planned care and for rehabilitation and recovery. An urgent care centre will continue to treat two thirds of A&E patients who currently use the hospital
- outpatients and diagnostic tests will continue at all three sites.
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is now planning to implement the Seizing the Future decision.
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.