County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Charity is your local NHS Charity. 

Your local NHS Charity is the beating heart of hospital and community healthcare support in County Durham and Darlington, touching hundreds of thousands of lives in our communities.

We are powered by the kindness of your donations and the ongoing support of people just like you. 

Together, we weave a tapestry of care, helping to make a difference in the health, hope and happiness across County Durham and Darlington.

Your generosity enables us to: 

  • Make difficult times easier to endure. Whether an iPad to speak to loved ones or, toys or colourful murals for children within wards and departments, your support means we can create nurturing environments for our patients, their families, friends, and carers.
  • Support enhanced staff training. Like cutting edge AI powered synthetic mannequins for our local NHS doctors and nurses to practice on, helping them to master new skills faster in a specialist simulator suite.
  • Save more lives and offer cutting-edge treatments by funding state-of-the-art equipment and technology that would otherwise be unavailable in this area. This means surgeons can use less invasive surgerical techniques, reducing potential risks of infection and speeding up patient recovery times.

We need your help to transform local healthcare

Find out more about getting involved with Your local NHS Charity. It's through your generosity that we are able to support our Trust to provide safe, compassionate and high quality care and outcomes for our patients and their loved ones. 

Our small charity team works hard to fundraise and strengthen our communities. We do this by building partnerships with local businesses, working with local schools, raising awareness about healthcare needs, and involving local people in our fundraising and volunteering efforts.