Coronavirus (COVID-19)

General information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Public Health Agency (PHA) provides information for the public regarding COVID-19.  This includes information regarding the Northern Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, testing and tracing for COVID-19, guidance to HSC staff, healthcare workers, care providers, professionals, organisations, schools, colleges and universities.

For more information, visit the Public Health Agency website: https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirus

Additional information is available at NI Direct at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19.

Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland in partnership with ORCHA (Organisation for Review of Care and Health Apps) developed a library of Apps to support health and social wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The library provide useful support and information on how to manage stress and improve wellbeing, sleep management, staying fit and nutrition – accessible via a smart phone or PC at: apps4healthcareni.hscni.net.

Northern Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Vaccinations – What to expect
Book a COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine and extremely rare blood clots
COVID-19 vaccination – A guide for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
COVID-19 vaccination – a guide to the programme
Vaccine Programme – Information for professionals – including advice and information on communicating with adults who are deaf or have hearing loss.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in the Northern Trust

Northern Trust Services

Coronavirus will be with us for some time, and this will change the way we provide many of those services. Some of the factors that will influence service delivery are: the need to ensure that effective infection control measures are in place; the need for effective social distancing, wherever possible; the availability of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); the availability of staff; and, budgetary constraints

Details regarding all our services and contact telephone numbers are provided within our A-Z Guide.  Please note staff may call from a withheld number, if you think it could be us please pick up.

In light of disruption, our staff are doing things differently.  Some parts of our service are connecting virtually with service users using a video-calling service called ZOOM.

How to access and set up ZOOM

Cancellation of elective procedures and clinics

This will be kept under review but has involved the cancellation of some non-urgent elective procedures.  Anyone impacted has been contacted directly.  If you have not been contacted, please attend your appointment as normal.

Outpatient appointments

Please remember the hospital visiting policy when attending Outpatient Appointments and, if it is possible, please only attend by yourself (in the case of adults).

Visiting Arrangements

Visiting arrangements at health and social care facilities

Direct Payments

Department of Health Guidance for people receiving Direct Payments

COVID-19 Testing

The Northern Trust currently organises COVID-19 tests for healthcare workers and their families and those accessing certain Trust services, for example, elective care.  A COVID-19 Testing Programme is available for members of the public across Northern Ireland including sites in the Northern Trust area.  This programme is not managed by the Northern Trust but is run on a regional basis by the Public Health Agency.  If you require more information, please visit NI Direct.

Information for carers

A central point of contact for carers is available in the Northern Trust Carer Hub

Businesses

The Northern Trust is committed to supporting our suppliers during the Covid-19 period.  If you have a payment query, please email payments.ssc@hscni.net.
We will review and respond as soon as possible.

Other information

Support for children, bereaved parents and organisations that can help
Directory of online Faith Resources

A-Z Glossary of Covid-19 Words and Terms

 

18th May 2022

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