Darlington Memorial Hospital

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Darlington Memorial Hospital
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Darlington Memorial Hospital main floors.jpg
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Darlington Memorial Hospital is located in County Durham
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Location in County Durham
LocationDarlington, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates54°31′48″N 1°33′51″W / 54.5300°N 1.5643°W / 54.5300; -1.5643Coordinates: 54°31′48″N 1°33′51″W / 54.5300°N 1.5643°W / 54.5300; -1.5643
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeDistrict General
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Founded5 May 1933
ListsHospitals in England

Darlington Memorial Hospital is an acute NHS hospital providing healthcare for people living in southern County Durham. It is managed by the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.


The hospital has its origins in the Darlington Dispensary established in the Market Buildings in 1808.[1] It moved to Russell Street as the Darlington Hospital and Dispensary in 1864 and moved to Greenbank Road as the Darlington General Hospital in 1884.[1] A new purpose-built hospital was established in Hollyhurst Road in the mid-1920s: the memorial hall, which commemorates people from Darlington who died in the First World War, stems from this era.[2] The new hospital was officially opened in 1933 by Prince George (who later became the Duke of Kent), fourth son of George V.[3]

The hospital was re-built in the late 1970s and re-opened in its new facilities in 1980.[4] A state of the art MRI scanner was installed at the hospital in June 2018.[5]


Services include an accident and emergency department which has the capability to deal with all types of trauma.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Darlington Memorial Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Memorial Hall at Darlington Memorial Hospital". Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Prince George opens Darlington's beautiful £110,000 Memorial Hospital (1933)". British Pathé. British Pathé. 8 February 1933. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Darlington Memorial Hospital: Official Opening Booklet". 1980. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Darlington Memorial Hospital receives state-of-the-art MRI scanner". Northern Echo. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ "A&E to be retained at Darlington Memorial Hospital for foreseeable future". Richmondshire Today. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.

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