Future model for acute paediatric services in Northern Trust hospitals

The nature of children’s services has changed radically in recent years with a sharp decline in the numbers and lengths of stay of children treated as hospital in-patients. More care is now provided in the community, outpatient departments and within rapid access or ambulatory care settings. This shift away from hospital in-patient care is in line with the aims of numerous recent reports on the future of health and social care services in Northern Ireland, such as Transforming Your Care, the Donaldson Report, and most recently the Minister’s vision ‘Delivering Together’, informed by the expert panel lead by Professor Bengoa which focuses on “systems, not structures”.

We would like to consult with you on how we propose to deliver our hospital paediatric services in the future. We aim to offer local people excellent health care that can be sustained over time and we look forward to this period of consultation to give us an opportunity to listen to your views.

Consultation Document
Easy Read Consultation Document
Equality, Good Relations and Human Rights Screening Template
Feedback report

If you would like us to send you a copy of the consultation document or screening template please contact the Trust’s Equality Unit on 028 2766 1377 or email equality.unit@northerntrust.hscni.net

If you have any queries about these documents, and their availability in alternative formats (including Braille, disk, audio cassette and minority languages) then please contact:

Equality Unit
Route Complex
8e Coleraine Road
Co Antrim
BT53 6BP

Tel: 028 2766 1377
Fax: 028 2766 1209
Mobile Text: 07825667154
E-mail: equality.unit@northerntrust.hscni.net

You can complete the consultation questionnaire using citizen space via the link below.


or by completing the questionnaire below.

Consultation Questionnaire

We welcome your comments in any format. Please send your comments to the Equality Unit.

Comments should be returned by 26 February 2018.

Page last updated:21 May 2018