Other Directors and Divisional Directors

Audrey Harris, Interim Director of Medicine and Emergency Medicine Audrey Harris, Interim Director of Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Audrey has been a Registered General Nurse since 1991 and is a graduate of the Ulster University with a Specialist Practice qualification. Audrey has worked in Health and Social Care since qualifying in various roles across community and acute settings. She moved to the Northern Trust in 2003 as a District Nursing Sister and has held roles as an Integrated Team Manager, Community Lead Nurse, General Manager and worked within the Community Division in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust until 2017.

Audrey was appointed to the role of Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine covering Antrim, Causeway and Whiteabbey Hospital sites in March 2017. As of July 2020, Audrey was appointed as Interim Director of Medicine and Emergency Medicine and holds responsibility for Emergency Medicine, Specialty Medicine and Trust-wide Dietetic services.

Personal Assistant: Deborah Smyth, Email Deborah.smyth@northerntrust.hscni.net, Tel: 028 9442 4310.

Petra Corr, Interim Divisional Director, Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community WellbeingPetra Corr, Interim Divisional Director of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Wellbeing

Dr Petra Corr is Interim Director of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Well Being Services and is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.  Since qualifying from Queen’s University Belfast in 1994, Petra has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Learning Disability and Mental Health Services and has particular expertise in relation to models of community treatment services.  Having managed Occupational Health and Well Being Services over recent years in NHSCT, she has an interest and focus on staff health and wellbeing. Throughout the first surge of Covid 19, Petra was very involved in the coordination of Regional approaches to support staff.

Petra has led on the development of IMPACT Research Centre – a cutting edge psychological and mental health consortium.  This is a collaboration between Ulster University Institute of Mental Health Services, NICRN MH Network and NHSCT.

Petra is currently the Psychology Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer and provides psychological advice on a range of areas including the Regional Muckamore Assurance Group, the Regional Obesity Management Steering Group and the Advisory Group on the Enhanced Primary Care Teams.  As an Honorary Lecturer at Queen’s University of Belfast she contributes to the training of the Clinical Psychology Workforce.

Personal Assistant: Lynda Johnson, Email: Lynda.johnson@northerntrust.hscni.net, Tel: 028 9442 4321

Roy Hamill, Interim Director of Community CareRoy Hamill, Interim Divisional Director of Community Care

Roy Hamill was appointed as Interim Divisional Director of Community Care in July 2020.  Prior to this he held the role of Assistant Director of Community Care Services since May 2010. He has served within Health and Social Care for his entire career, having qualified as a Podiatrist in 1983, and appointed to Head of Podiatry Services in 2002.   He took the opportunity in 2007 to move into senior general management which he held until appointment to his current post.

In this general management role, initially in the Causeway locality and latterly in the Antrim/Ballymena locality, he was responsible for the development and delivery of high quality, safe and effective primary and community care for older people’s services including Integrated Community Teams, Continence Services, Treatment Rooms, and Trust wide services such as Podiatry, Wheelchair Services, Acute OT, Community Equipment Services and Recovery Services.   He also had responsibility for Divisional E-Health agenda and Acute Community interface.

Roy is committed to developing the integrated model of service planning and delivery and securing best outcomes for service users and carers through modernisation and reform of services required to keep pace with the public health agenda and demographic changes within the Trust area.

Personal Assistant: Adele Evans, Email adele.evans@northerntrust.hscni.net, Tel: 028 9442 4317.

Margaret O’Hagan, Divisional Director of Surgical and Clinical Services

As Director of the Surgery and Clinical Services Division Margaret is responsible for broad remit of services including inpatient and day case surgery, GI and endoscopy, critical care, anaesthetics, theatres, outpatient, specialist dental, cancer services as well as Radiology and Laboratory services.

Margaret has extensive experience working in the acute hospital environment in the Northern Trust as she worked as Assistant Director of Elective Services and Acute from 2009 and Director of Acute Services from November 2012 until the organisational restructure in October 2015.

Margaret is a nurse by background and worked in a number of medical wards in the Belfast City Hospital. In 1995 Margaret became ward sister of a medical / respiratory ward in the BCH. In 2001 Margaret was appointed as Quality and Complaints Manager in the BCH and in 2003 left to take up post as Assistant Director of Nursing in the Mater Hospital. From the Mater she was seconded to the position of Nursing Officer at DHSSPS working directly to the Chief Nursing Officer covering a diverse portfolio which included Acute Services, Cancer and Palliative Care and Quality and Standards. Immediately prior to coming to the Northern Trust Margaret worked in the Belfast Trust as Senior Manager for Patient Flow and Information Management & Technology for Nurses and Midwives.

Margaret has a BSc (Hons) in Professional Development in Nursing and a Certificate in Health Services Management from the University of Ulster as well as an MSc in Nursing from The Queens University of Belfast. Margaret has spent four years as a council member on the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council (NIPEC). In 2001 she received a Travel Fellowship to visit Magnet Hospitals in the USA. In November 2006 she was one of only two people from Northern Ireland to receive a UK wide Leadership Fellowship from the Health Foundation in London and more recently completed the Women’s Leadership Initiative sponsored by NI Chief Executives’ Forum.

Personal Assistant: Mary-Jo Huey, Email: maryjo.huey@northerntrust.hscni.net, Tel: 028 9442 4316.

Neil Martin, Interim Divisional Director of Strategic Development and Business Services

A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Neil spent several years living and working in France before returning to Northern Ireland in 2003.

He entered the health service through the HSC Management Training Scheme and joined the Northern Trust in 2010 as Project Manager for Acute Service Reform. Neil worked in the acute hospital divisions as Performance and Service Improvement Manager and Assistant Director for Modernisation, Reform and Performance before taking up the post of Interim Divisional Director of Strategic Development and Business Services in October 2019.

Personal Assistant: Mary Frances Bell, Email: maryfrances.bell@northerntrust.hscni.net, Tel: 028 9442 4318

Integrated Care Prototype

Briege Donaghy, Director of Integrated Care Prototype.Briege Donaghy, Director of Integrated Care Prototype.

The Integrated Care Prototype is a new approach to the planning and delivery of health and social care services based on partnership working.  The focus of the prototype is to improve health outcomes for the local population and address inequalities in health.

Briege took up the role of Director of Integrated Care Prototype in October, 2019. Prior to this Briege was Divisional Director of Strategic Development and Business Services.

Prior to this she was Acting Director of Planning, Performance Management and Support Services with responsibility for ICT, Estate Services, Capital Development, Strategic Planning, Performance Management and Contracting with independent providers. She has worked in health and social care since 1983 after graduating from Queens University Belfast.

Personal Assistant: Sinead Laverty, Email: sinead.laverty@northerntrust.hscni.net, Tel: 028 9442 4260.

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