Direct Assessment Units
Our Direct Assessment Units provide same day acute care, meaning patients can be referred, diagnosed, treated and ideally discharged, all on the same day. These services offer an alternative pathway to the Emergency Department, helping prevent unnecessary emergency department attendances and hospital admissions.
The Northern Trust has a Direct Assessment Unit at Antrim Area Hospital, and a Frailty Direct Assessment Unit at Causeway Hospital.
Access to these units is by referral only.