Whiteabbey hospital, located off the Doagh Road in Newtownabbey, offers a range of sub-acute hospital services.
In September 2020 the Minister for Health, Robin Swann announced that Whiteabbey Hospital would become a second Nightingale facility for Northern Ireland in preparation for a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. This will be a regional service operating as an Enhanced Nursing and Therapies Rehabilitation and Step Down unit, providing an additional 23 extra bed capacity with further expansion to follow, to aid the flow of patients from acute care and will be available to patients from across Northern Ireland.
Whiteabbey has a main hospital building which is the new Nightingale Rehabilitation Covid facility, and a number of surrounding smaller buildings.
Care will be led by a highly skilled and experienced Advanced Nursing and Allied Health Practitioner team supported by a medical team .
The main building, McCaughey House, caters for Day Surgery, Endoscopy Services, Outpatient Physiotherapy, Dermatology Unit and Specialist Nurses offices.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation ward is located in ward 9 and the Day Rehabilitation Unit is currently located on the ground floor of the New Ward Block.
Key departments are signposted throughout the site.