Who we are
The Northern Health and Social Care Trust is one of five health trusts in Northern Ireland which became operational on 1 April 2007.
We provide a broad range of health and social care services for people across the local council areas of Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Cookstown, Larne, Magherafelt, Moyle and Newtownabbey.
Services are provided from nine different hospitals and a large number of community based settings including people's own homes.
The Trust is geographically the largest health and social care trust in Northern Ireland - it operates from approximately 150 locations and provides services to a population of 443,079 people. We also provide services to people who live on Rathlin, the only inhabited island in Northern Ireland. The area we cover can be seen in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust map.
The Trust directly employs approximately 12,000 people. It has an annual budget of £619 million.
For more detailed information please read our Annual Report 2010 - 2011.
Understanding the health service structure in Northern Ireland
Statutory rules of Northern Ireland: Health and Personal Social Services
Page last updated:28 February 2012