Emergency departments

Emergency departments are used by over 130,000 people each year and are available at Antrim Area Hospital and Causeway Hospital, Coleraine. 

Antrim Area Hospital

Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

Emergency Department
Antrim Area Hospital
Bush Road
Antrim
BT41 2RL
Tel: 028 9442 6262

Relatives/friends can contact the telephone number above and enquire about a patient, however, due to patient confidentiality staff cannot divulge information about treatment.

Causeway Hospital, Coleraine

Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

Emergency Department
Causeway Hospital
4 Newbridge Road
Coleraine
BT52 1HS
Tel: 028 7034 6086

Emergency Department at Antrim Area Hospital

The emergency department at Antrim Area Hospital opened in June 2013. It offers state of the art emergency facilities,  is over twice the size of the old department and has been built to facilitate up to 90,000 attendances per year.

The 2450m² space includes a reception area with a dedicated waiting area for children; triage area for assessing patients; examination rooms; majors (Adult and Paediatrics); Minor Injuries Unit, ambulatory care; resuscitation beds; an X-ray suite; CT scanner and isolation facilities plus a full range of supporting accommodation.

Getting to the new Emergency Department

Upon entering the hospital site, turn right and the new Emergency Department can be found on the left with car parking available directly opposite.

See map showing location of new Emergency Department

Emergency Department at Causeway Hospital

The Emergency Department includes a reception and waiting area, triage room for assessing patients, examination areas for major and minor patients and a resuscitation area. There is also an ambulatory care area for patients who require further investigation and treatment but may not need to be admitted to hospital.

The Out of Hours GP service is located beside the Emergency Department at Causeway Hospital and the Trust continues to work in partnership with this service to ensure patients receive care from the most appropriate service as quickly as possible.

Minor Injuries Units (MIU)

The Mid Ulster Hospital Minor Injuries Unit offers treatment for a range of simple and minor injuries/accidents without the need for a referral of appointment. 

It is staffed by Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENP) who are experienced emergency department nurses with additional training in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions.

Staff at the unit treat minor injuries such as:

  • Injuries to upper and lower limbs
  • Broken bones, sprains, bruises and wounds
  • Bites – human, animal and insect
  • Burns and scalds
  • Abscesses and wound infections
  • Minor head injuries
  • Broken noses and nosebleeds
  • Foreign bodies in the eyes and nose.
    Certain exclusions apply such as hip, back, neck and head injuries cannot be treated and children under three cannot be x-rayed. It is advisable to ring the unit first if you are unsure whether you can be treated by a Nurse Practitioner.

You may be referred by your GP or other health care professional.

The Minor Injuries Unit at Mid Ulster Hospital is open from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday, excluding public holidays.

Page last updated:29 September 2015