19th Mar 2019

The NHS in Durham will be launching an engagement exercise to hear from local people about services that could be provided from a brand new health facility in the North West Durham area – and we want to hear your views!

NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for planning and buying the majority of health services in the area, is keen that public feedback helps to influence how services are provided in the future.

The CCG will be undertaking an eight week engagement period from Wednesday 27 March – 22 May 2019 but we wanted to let people know about the events before then. Please do share this information with any groups or individuals that you feel would be interested in attending or participating.

Further information will be shared when the CCG officially launch the engagement next week.

Come along to one of the CCG’s public events and find out more. We will also be holding a series of ‘pop-up’ events at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital and a variety of community centres across the local area during the engagement to talk to you about this. Online opportunities to feedback will also be available from 27th March too.  You can get in touch with us by using these dedicated contact details and 0191 389 8609 (recorded answerphone).




Online registration

Wednesday 10th April

6 – 8pm

Consett Football Club, DH8 7BF

Thursday 11th April

12 – 2pm

St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, DH8 0NW

Thursday 25th April

11.30am – 1.30pm

Blackhall Mill Community Centre, NE17 7TL

Tuesday 30th April

1 – 3pm

Lanchester Community Centre, DH7 0NY

Wednesday 8th May

1 – 3pm

Burnopfield Community Centre, NE16 7JF

Thursday 16th May

1 – 3pm

Louisa Centre, DH9 0TE

The engagement programme will mainly focus on services currently provided at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital, which includes:

  • Outpatients – clinical appointments when you don’t need to stay in hospital overnight
  • Urgent care – when your GP practice is closed and you need medical attention but it’s not an emergency
  • Chemotherapy - a cancer treatment using medicine to kill cancer cells
  • Rehabilitation beds - where you can be supported to restore mobility to enable you to live as active life as possible
  • Diagnostics – x-rays and things like ultrasound scans
  • Theatre - where you would have operations 
  • Endoscopy – procedures that can examine the inside of your body using an instrument called an endoscope.

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