2020 News and Events


2020 articles will appear below



Iris Hume who is a Specialist Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Nurse in the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust has been highly commended in the national Outstanding MS Specialist Nurse category at the QuDos in MS Awards.

​The new Multi-disciplinary teams in your local GP practices are running information events for you to meet them and learn more about services available in your community.

Children of Alcoholics Week takes place from 9-15 February 2020 and is held internationally to raise awareness of children affected by parental alcohol problems.

Action for Children work with schools, health services and local authorities to identify Young Carers, develop the right support and raise awareness of their situation. Action for Children can also give Young Carers a break through their projects, helping them to learn, have fun and meet people.

A FREE 6-week stress management programme

Do you have problems with stress, low mood, panic, anxiety, sleeping difficulties, problems coping at home, work or school, tension?


Diabetes UK awards a selection of medals in recognition of the courage and perseverance of living with Type 1 diabetes for over 50, 60 and 70 years.

The Ulster Hospital Physiotherapy Outpatient Department is temporarily moving to the Care of the Elderly Physiotherapy Department from 27 January 2020.

This is to facilitate refurbishment of the current Physiotherapy Outpatient Department.

First Minister Arlene Foster, Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill and Health Minister Robin Swann visited the Ulster Hospital Emergency Department today and met with staff.


We have had to cancel 340 Out Patient appointments and 89 procedures on Friday 10 January, due to industrial action.


All Out Patient appointments at Ulster, Ards, Bangor and Lagan Valley Hospitals are cancelled, and patients have been notified by letter.

The following are NOT AFFECTED:




MacDermott Unit

Downe Hospital Out Patients will be open as normal, so patients should ensure they attend any scheduled appointment.

Emergency Departments remain open, but the Minor Injuries Units at Ards and Bangor Hospitals will be closed.


Any patients scheduled for a procedure will have been notified of a cancellation by telephone. If you do not receive a phone call, please attend as scheduled,


There will be no patient/client transport in this area and no meals will be provided in Day Centres.

Balloo Training & Resource Centre (Learning Disability) in Bangor will be closed. The families of the 54 people who attend have been informed.


The Ulster Hospital shop, Oasis restaurant, Inpatient Ward Block café and Maternity café will be closed.


We apologise in advance for any disruption. The welfare of our patients and other service users is our top priority.




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