Statement on adverse weather conditions

16/10/2017

The safety and care of our patients and staff is our priority and we have taken the following decisions to ensure we continue to deliver an efficient service.

We provide a number of regional specialties, which necessitate people travelling from a wide area. Therefore, in the interest of safety, we have cancelled outpatients appointments this afternoon and all elective day cases are also cancelled. 

All patients affected will be contacted and an alternative provision will be made for as early a date as possible.

Our day centres will be closed by 12pm and service users will be transported home with a meal provided.

We want to also assure the public that emergency services will continue as usual.

Belfast Trust have contingency plans in place for adverse weather conditions and we will keep this situation under review throughout the day.