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.
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 Baby and U – Your Pregnancy Journey section provides information and resources that will help you make informed choices regarding your pregnancy, place of birth, and birth choices. You can also use the Self-Referral form included in the Baby and U section to request a ‘Booking Appointment’ at the Maternity Unit of your Choice within the NHSCT (Antrim Area hospital or Causeway Maternity Unit in Coleraine).
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 resumed these services in Causeway 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.
Some Antenatal classes are currently being delivered via a virtual platform, please speak to your Midwife for more details of what’s available to you.