There is a maternity unit in both Antrim and Causeway Hospital. At both of our inpatient facilities there is a team of doctors, midwives and support staff who will provide care which is tailored to meet the needs of the women and their families who use our maternity service. There is also a dedicated team of community midwives who will provide a full range of midwifery care to women who live within the Northern Trust.
In response to the COVID-19 regional surge plan, the Trust temporarily relocated maternity inpatient services from Causeway Hospital to Antrim Area Hospital.
The Northern Trust Maternity Team is now in a position to resume these services in Causeway with effect from 7.30am on Monday 24 August 2020. All staff will be redeployed back to their substantive posts on the Causeway site and the service provision will cover any unscheduled attendances for pregnancy concerns, labour and birth (including caesarean sections) and postnatal stay alongside scheduled inpatient and outpatient care.
Every year approximately 4000 babies are born in the Northern Trust area. The Northern Trust promotes and supports breastfeeding and has UNICEF Baby friendly accreditation, achieving the highest standard, the Gold award in 2018. UNICEF Baby Friendly
Our pregnancy section provides information that will help you make an informed choice regarding pregnancy, labour and when you have your baby.