Health

With excellent transport connectivity, a high quality labour market, strongly performing education sector, substantial and growing healthcare and advanced manufacturing sectors, including biopharma and digital technologies, Darlington is an ideal location for the healthcare sector in the North East of England.

Home to an established cluster of health and social care businesses, such as HC-One, one of the largest independent care home operators in the UK and Four Seasons Healthcare, along with a number of businesses supplying the biologics industry, Darlington is at the very heart of a thriving North East healthcare economy worth £8bn per annum and which employs 172,000 people.

Centrally located to the Universities of Teesside, Durham, York, and Newcastle, who all offer significant healthcare related provision, provides healthcare businesses in Darlington with access to a pool of talented researchers and scientists from universities with world leading reputations for research.

All this, coupled with one of the most cost competitive locations in the North East, excellent transport connectivity and a fantastic quality life make Darlington a location that is hard to beat ...

 

9,600

employed in the healthcare sector

20%

of all jobs in Darlington within the sector

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Networks

NHS Innovations North - NHS Innovations North delivers a range of services to help get innovative products and services into the healthcare market.

Academic Health Science Network (North East & Cumbria) - part of a national network of 15 AHSNs that have been set up across the country by the Department of Health to identify, adopt and disseminate innovative healthcare in the NHS.