Overview of the Trust
The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust was established on 1st April 2007 and is one of 5 Trusts in total within Northern Ireland.
The Trust is an integrated organisation, incorporating acute hospital services, community health and social services and serves a population of approx 345,000 people.
The Trust covers the local government districts of Ards, North Down, Down and Lisburn.
The main hospital bases are: Ards Community Hospital, Bangor Community Hospital, Downe Hospital, Downshire Hospital, Lagan Valley Hospital and the Ulster Hospital. Community bases are located in many local towns and villages from Moira in the West to Portaferry in the East and from Bangor in the North to Newcastle in the South.
In addition to its geographical spread, there is also a noticeable diversity in its population characteristics, embracing areas of relative wealth and prosperity as well as pockets of considerable deprivation and need.
The Trust employs in the region of 9,100 staff across a range of disciplines as follows:
- Admin & Clerical
- Ancillary & General
- Nurses & Midwives
- Social Work
- Professional & Technical
- Medical & Dental
The Trust is split into a number of Directorates as follows:
- Children’s Services & Social Work
- Adult Services
- Primary Care, Elderly & Nursing
- Hospital Services
- Human Resources & Corporate Affairs
- Finance & Estates
- Planning, Information & Performance Management