Chief Executive Martin Dillon announces his retirement

Martin Dillon has announced that he is to retire as Chief Executive of Belfast Trust at the end of December 2019 and the Trust will now begin the process of recruiting a new Chief Executive.

Orthopaedics surgery can be life changing for patients, often giving them freedom from years of pain and discomfort. The Orthopaedic team at Belfast Trust recognise the impact of their work but identified that scrub nurse’s play a crucial role in assisting all 44 surgeons within the service during procedures.

Launch of Connected Community Care for Cancer Service

Belfast Trust, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, launched an innovative, new community service that connects people affected by cancer in the Greater Belfast area to a wide range of services supporting their health and social care needs.

Belfast Trust, in partnership with the Public Health Agency and Queen’s University Students’ Union is providing free sexual health tests for students at a special GUM clinic on the university campus.

New Acute Mental Health Inpatient Centre at Belfast City Hospital opens

Belfast Trust announced today that the new Acute Mental Health Inpatient Centre at Belfast City Hospital has been formally handed over and is scheduled to open to patients on Monday 24th June. 

Belfast Trust officially open Children's Heart Centre

Belfast Trust formally opened the Children’s Heart Centre at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children on 13th June. The Centre, part of the All Island Network, provides out-patient and diagnostic services for children with congenital heart disease.

Belfast Trust, on behalf of the Belfast Area Outcomes Group, is co-ordinating a procurement process to facilitate the delivery of a range of appropriate Early Intervention Family Support services.

Carers Week 2019

Carers Week 2019

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout Northern Ireland.

Recent advances in acute stroke care have transformed the outcomes for stroke survivors, with fewer people and families having to cope with life changing disability.

Glenbrook Surestart and the Belfast Trust Speech and Language Therapy Service (SLT)  have been recognised accolade at the National Autistic Society's Autism Professionals Awards for their work with young people presenting with communication and social interaction difficulties in Ardoyne, Cliftonville and Ligoneil through the “Little Learners” program.

Belfast Trust Chief Executive Martin Dillon today announced that the Trust has received Silver award accreditation with Investors in People (IIP).

Susan Maitland is a foster carer for Belfast Trust. A classroom assistant in a special needs school, Susan explains how fostering children with a disability has enriched her life and that of her family including her two children.

Belfast Trust is delighted to launch the certification ID card, designed by service users for service users to make people aware of the challenges facing those effected by sight loss.

Belfast Trust is delighted to announce that the Midwifery Led Unit at the Mater Hospital exceeded 300 births for the first time in 2018.

Belfast Trust staff member becomes foster carer

Karen McGrillen, together with her husband Peter, became a foster carer for the Trust in 2018.

All Ireland Award for Belfast Recovery College

Belfast Recovery College was named winner of the Health and Wellbeing AONTAS STAR Award 2019, at an event recently held in The Rotunda, Dublin.

Sunday 3rd March marks the start of Lymphoedema Awareness Week 2019 with health professionals encouraging the public to wear odd socks in support of the #sockit campaign.

In response to reports of inappropriate behaviour and the alleged abuse of patients by some staff in Muckamore Abbey Hospital, the Belfast Trust commissioned an independent team to undertake a Serious Adverse Incident (SAI) review to examine safeguarding practices at the Hospital between 2012 and 2017, chaired by Dr Margaret Flynn.

Positive Action Employability Programme celebrates graduates

The Positive Action Employability Programme, which offers adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to secure paid, permanent jobs within Patient & Client Support Services across the Trust, held a Celebration Event at Riddel Hall, Stranmillis last month. 

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