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Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone our cancellation line 593580 or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.




Out of Hours
Please telephone the surgery and you will be re-directed to the out of hours services. The out of hours centre is located within Shotley Bridge hospital.




Urgent Appointments
If you have a problem that will not wait for a routine appointment, please tell the receptionist

Dementia Friend

Dementia friend

Consett Medical Center is a Dementia Friendly surgery for more information please speak to our reception team

Dementia Friendly Swimming

Dementia Friendly Swimming sessions are now taking place at Spennymoor Leisure Centre. These take place every Monday from 2.30-3.30pm.

 

As with all Dementia Friendly Swimming sessions, the first week is free and following sessions are charged at £2.60 for the person with dementia and free entrance for their carers. Support is available if required, at reception, in the changing room and in the pool. Free refreshments are offered afterward.

 

The difference between dementia friendly swimming at Spennymoor compared to other sites is the pool. It’s unique shape means that at its shallowest point it is only ankle deep and therefore is suitable for those who perhaps don’t want to swim but would like to paddle. The leisure centre also has a pool wheelchair meaning that even those with limited mobility can be wheeled in and can enjoy the water from the comfort of the chair.

 

 

Dementia Friendly Swimming sessions are also still being delivered at Chester-Le-Street Leisure Centre, Teesdale Leisure Centre in Barnard Castle and Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre in Durham City. More information on these can be found at:

www.durham.gov.uk/swimming

or through the dementia connect search engine on the Alzheimer’s Society website:

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/local-information/dementia-connect/#!/search



 
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