Hospital Diversion Nursing Team

The Hospital Diversion Nursing Team (HDNT) provides services to patients with acute health care needs, for example, intravenous therapies or blood transfusions in their own homes or local clinics.

HDNT are the out of hours extension to the District Nursing Service and care for patients with palliative needs.

The service aims to prevent admission to hospital, facilitate early discharge from hospital and reduce attendance at emergency departments.


Referrals to the service are made through a GP or by the relevant hospital if you are an inpatient or outpatient. Referrals can also be made through Dalriada Urgent Care.
The HDNT operates in the Antrim/Ballymena, East Antrim, Causeway and Mid Ulster areas daily between 8.45am and 10.45pm and can be accessed through the numbers provided.


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