The team also works closely with the Radiology Department to offer non-invasive treatments for Vascular patients, working with specialist interventional Radiologists.
Our comprehensive vascular and endovascular service is offered to Sunderland, South Tyneside, Durham and Bishop Auckland patients, including open and endovascular intervention for aortic aneurysms and peripheral vascular disease. We also offer carotid surgery where appropriate for stroke prevention, renal access procedures and various ambulatory endo-venous treatments for varicose veins.
All major operations and in-patient procedures take place at Sunderland as the ‘hub’ site, with outpatient clinics at Sunderland and other ‘spoke’ sites including South Tyneside, Bishop Auckland and University of North Durham Hospitals. Our dedicated vascular ward (C36) at Sunderland Royal Hospital has capacity for 24 inpatients. Day-case procedures are also undertaken from Durham Treatment Centre to provide services close to home for patients in the Durham locality.
You can contact the below members of our Vascular team on extension:
The Vascular ward is C36, based on C-Level. You can access this by entering the Outpatients Department and going straight ahead, passing the WRVS shop and entering the main hospital corridor. You will pass a sign for C-Level Theatres on your right; continue straight ahead and you will see a sign for ward C36, which is situated on the right-hand side before you reach the end of the corridor.
Our Surgical activity takes place either in the theatres based on C-Level, or alternatively day case procedures are undertaken in the Durham Treatment Centre based in Belmont.
Clinical Director - Mr Andrew Brown
Directorate Manager - Rebecca Dempster
Matron - Denise Simpson
Clinical Lead - Mr Paul Dunlop
Ward Manager - Sister Jan Willis
Junior Sister - Louisa Calangi
Junior Sister - Joanne Donkin