Local bus services provide regular links from Darlington and most major towns in the North East. For further information about local bus times call Traveline on 0871 2002233.
If you are travelling from further afield contact National Express Coach Services on 08717 818178.
Bus services stopping at/near Darlington Memorial include:
For information about ticket prices to other stops and season ticket arrangements (National Rail Enquiries website). For more information about rail services contact 0845 7484950.
The nearest rail station is Darlington which is approximately 2 miles from the hospital.
The hospital is situated on Hollyhurst Road which is off Woodland Road (A68). If you are a patient please try to arrange for a friend/relative to bring you to hospital as space is limited.
Disabled parking is also available.
While we endeavour to provide the appropriate car parking for our patients, visitors and users, spaces are limited and at peak times, such as ward visiting times, they can get busy and congested.
We operate 'pay on foot' systems in our hospital car parks, so please remember to bring some change for the car park ticket machines. At Darlington Memorial Hospital you need to pay before you go into hospital using the pay machines located in the car parks.
0 – 2 hours £3
Up to 3 hours £4
Up to 24 hours £6
Parking concessions for patients and carers
The Trust acknowledges that coming to hospital can be a stressful time in people's lives and in certain circumstances the added pressure of paying for car parking increases individual anxiety. Although we are not in a position to offer free parking to users, a number of concessions are available to certain categories of patients and visitors.
Ultimately the car parking service is managed by the Trust's Estates and Facilities team but the concessions allow a degree of flexibility to be used by the clinical staff as we understand there are always extenuating circumstances that don't fit agreed criteria.
On 1st December 2016, County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust introduced charges for Blue Badge holders.
If all dedicated bays are full, you can access the public car parks still whilst displaying your badge.
End of life - where clinical staff feel it would be beneficial a parking exemption form can be issued to the immediate family / carer.
Long stay patients - normally deemed those that have been an in-patient for more than two / three weeks; primary carers can avail of free parking for the duration of the stay.
ITU / SCBU / neo-natal - Primary carers for those patients within the highlighted areas can ask for free parking.
Parking exemption forms
These allow the user to reduced / free parking and require to be countersigned by a senior member of clinical staff within the issuing ward or department to qualifying individuals. Signed forms should be clearly displayed on the dashboard of the designated vehicle within the public car park.
For further advice please contact the Car Parking Team at Darlington Memorial Hospital on 01325 743845 (answerphone) or email cdda-tr.carparkingCDDFT@nhs.net
Lower Ground Floor, accessible via stairs or lifts.
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 2.00pm.
Saturday & Sunday & Bank Holidays CLOSED
Breakfast - 8.00am - 11.00am Daily
Lunch - 11.30am - 2.00pm Daily
Grab & Go is available throughout the day 8.00am - 2.00pm
Menu available here.
Located on the ground floor next to WHSmith.
Monday - Friday 7.30am-7.30pm
Saturday & Sunday 8.00am-7.30pm
Bank Holidays 8.00am-7.30pm
Located on the ground floor which stocks sandwiches, salads and snacks from M&S.
There is a cash machine located at the front entrance of the hospital next to the reception.