Coronavirus (COVID-19)

General information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Public Health Agency (PHA) provides the latest information on the number of people tested for and confirmed as being diagnosed with COVID-19 in Northern Ireland.
More information is also available at NI Direct.

COVID-19 symptoms, tests, how to book a vaccination
PHA updates on vaccinations
Test Trace Protect – a step-by-step guide (including translations)
PHA Advice on car sharing (including translations)
NI Direct updates on restrictions, travel advice and staying safe

Health and Social Care  in Northern Ireland in partnership with ORCHA (Organisation for Review of Care and Health Apps) has developed a library of high quality, convenient Apps to support health and social wellbeing during these difficult times.  The Apps included in the library provide useful support and information on how to manage stress and improve wellbeing, sleep management, staying fit and nutrition.

Access the health and wellbeing Apps via your smart phone or PC at: – apps4healthcareni.hscni.net.

Vaccinations

Information about vaccinations and what to expect (including translated information) is available on the Public Health Agency website.

Book a COVID-19 vaccination
Vaccinations – What to expect
COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine and extremely rare blood clots
COVID-19 vaccination – A guide for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
COVID-19 vaccination – a guide to the programme

Vaccine Programme – Information for professionals – including advice and information on communicating with adults who are deaf or have hearing loss.

Northern Trust Services

Coronavirus will be with us for some time, and this will change the way we provide many of those services. Some of the factors that will influence service delivery are: the need to ensure that effective infection control measures are in place; the need for effective social distancing, wherever possible; the availability of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); the availability of staff; and, budgetary constraints

Cancellation of elective procedures and clinics

This will be kept under review but has involved the cancellation of some non-urgent elective procedures.  Anyone impacted has been contacted directly.  If you have not been contacted please attend your appointment as normal.

Outpatient appointments

Please remember the hospital visiting policy when attending Outpatient Appointments and, if it is possible, please only attend by yourself (in the case of adults).

Information regarding all services

Details regarding all our services and contact telephone numbers are provided within our A-Z Guide.

Please note staff may call from a withheld number, if you think it could be us please pick up.

In light of disruption, our staff are doing things differently.  Some parts of our service are connecting virtually with service users using a video-calling service called ZOOM.

How to access and set up ZOOM

Visiting

Visiting arrangements at health and social care facilities

Direct Payments

Department of Health Guidance for people receiving Direct Payments

COVID-19 Testing

The Northern Trust currently organises COVID-19 tests for healthcare workers and their families and those accessing certain Trust services, for example, elective care.  A COVID-19 Testing Programme is available for members of the public across Northern Ireland including sites in the Northern Trust area.  This programme is not managed by the Northern Trust but is run on a regional basis by the Public Health Agency.  If you would like to book a test, or require more information, please visit NI Direct where detailed testing information is available.

Information for carers

A central point of contact is available in the Northern Trust Carer Hub

Information for those who have been bereaved

Read information about support for children, bereaved parents and organisations that can help.

Faith Resources

A wide and varied range of virtual faith resources are available.  In recognition of the importance of faith for many older services users and their carers, this directory has been compiled to offer virtual access to those resources.

Directory of online Faith Resources

Businesses

The Northern Trust is committed to supporting our suppliers during the Covid-19 period.  If you have a payment query, please email payments.ssc@hscni.net.
We will review and respond as soon as possible.

Related links

A-Z Glossary of Covid-19 Words and Terms

 

25th February 2020

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