Two hospitals in the Northern Trust have an emergency department: Antrim Area Hospital and Causeway Hospital, Coleraine.
Due to the impact of Covid-19, and the focus on infection prevention and social distancing, a Phone First system has been introduced at the Emergency Departments.
‘Phone First’ is for patients (including children) who are unwell and considering travelling to Antrim Area or Causeway Hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) or the Mid Ulster Hospital Minor Injuries Unit, and those with an injury or illness which requires urgent treatment but is not immediately life threatening.
The system operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 0300 123 1 123
Phone First Text Relay: 18001 0300 123 1 123
or ‘Interpreter Now’ app
Phone First Information: Easy Read format (Opens in Microsoft Powerpoint)
Emergency Department at Antrim Area Hospital
The Emergency Department at Antrim Area Hospital 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.
Location: Upon entering the Antrim Area Hospital site, turn right and the new Emergency Department is on the left, with car parking available directly opposite.
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.