The Belfast Trust provides integrated care.  This means that we provide both acute services (hospital based) and community services ( in your own home or local health centre) in a joined up way.  In order to deliver these services in the best way they have been grouped into 11 Directorates.  

Click on one of the directorates for further information, or scroll down the page:

Adult Social and Primary Care Services

This directorate provides many of its services in the community, supporting people with mental health conditions, disabilities, and providing care for children, young people and their families.

Director: Cecil Worthington


Mairead Mitchell

tel. (028) 9504 7469

  • Learning Disability Adult and Children
  • Supported Living and Day Opportunities
  • Community Treatment and Support Services
  • Muckamore Abbey Hospital
  • Iveagh Children’s Unit
 Barney McNeaney  tel. (028) 9504 7425
  • Mental Health and CAMHS
  • Primary Mental Health Care
  • Acute Services
  • Recovery Services
 Marie Heaney  tel: (028) 9504 9165  
  • Physical and Sensory Disability Services
  • Community Palliative Care
  • Integrated Stroke Services
  • Integrated Care Teams
  • Mental Health Services for Older People
  • Older People Unscheduled Care (Hospital and Community)
  • Commissioned Services
  • Directly Management and Regulated Services
 Dr Sarah Meekin     tel: (028) 9063 4241   
  • Adult Mental Health and Adult Childrens Learning Disability Services
  • Children’s Psychology
  • Adult Health Psychology


Social Work Childrens Community Services   

This directorate provides services in the hospital and community setting, supporting family and childcare, social services, Community Treatment and Care Centres, child health, community child health, social work services.

Director:    Cecil Worthington


 Lesley Walker


tel: (028) 9504 7511
  • Family and Child Care Services
  • Social Services
  • Community Treatment and Care Centres
Carol Diffin tel: (028) 9504 7489
  • Child Health and Child Care
  • Children's Disability
  • Community Child Health
  • Regional ODHs Social Work Service
John Growcott tel: (028) 9504 7653
  • Social Work Governance
  • Professional Social Work Governance


Specialist Hospitals and Womens Health   

This group provides a range of services specifically for women and children including:

  • Women's and maternity services range from Community midwifery, sexual and reporductive health services to hospital-based maternity and gynae services
  • Child Health services are provided in the childrens hospital, local health centres and your own home
  • Dental Services are also provided in the Specialist Dental Hospital and in a community setting.

Director:    Aidan Dawson:

Joan Wells (Acting) tel. (028) 9063 2101
  • Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
  • Community Paediatrics
  • Paediatric Anaesthetics
  • Dental, Hospital School of Dentistry Community Dentistry
  • ENT Services
 Moira Kearney (Acting) tel. (028) 9504  7114
  • Musgrave Park Hospital Orthopaedics
  • Musgrave Park Hospital Anaesthetics, this service will transfer to Trauma and Orthopaedic Services at a later date
  • Musgrave Park Hospital RABIU Neuro Rehabilation
  • Neurological Rehab Unit Spinal
  • Regional Disablement, Wheelchairs and Prosthetices
  • Royal Victoria Hospital  Trauma and Fractures.
 Joan Wells (Acting)   tel. (028) 9504 7672
  • Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital Mater Hospital Maternity Neonatal Services
  • Gynaecology Services Regional Fertility Centre
  • Genito-Urinary Medicine Sexual and Reproductive Health


 Surgery and Specialist Services 

This service group provides specialist services to the greater Belfast population and, on a regional basis, for the Northern Ireland population. It incorporates:

  • Cancer Treatment and Management
  • Specialist Medical services such as rheumatology, dermatology and nephrology as well as the Cancer Centre and Chemotherapy Day Hospital.
  • Laboratory, Genetics and Mortuary Services

Director: Caroline Leonard (interim)


 Stephen Boyd tel. (028) 9504 9746  
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular AAA Screening Service
  • Burns Service and Plastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Screening Service
  • Bowel Screening Service
  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Paediatric Cardiology

 Jena Crawford


tel: (028) 9504 8522
  • Outpatients Services
  • General Surgery (including EmSu)
  • Breast Surgery
  • Urology (including Team East Surgery)
 Gillian Traub tel. (028) 9504 8308
  • Strategic Cancer Services
  • Oncology
  • Haematology
  • Nephrology and Transplant Service
  • Rheumatology
  • Dermatology
  • Specialist Palliative Care
 Anne Moffatt tel: (028) 9504 9700
  • Pharmacy and Medicines Management Services
  • Immunology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Haemovigilance Services
  • Blood Sciences Laboratory Services
    • Biochemistry
    • Haematology Laboratory Service
    • Blood Transfusion and Stem Cell Services 
  • Tissue Pathology and Molecular Laboratory Services
    • Tissue Pathology
    • Molecular Diagnostics
    • Genetics
    • Microbiology and Virology
    • Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics


Unscheduled and Acute Care Directorate

This service group is responsible for emergency departments, medical specialities, neurosciences and imaging services and Allied Health Professions, AHPs, such as Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

Director:  Bernie Owens 


Janet Johnson Tel: (028) 9063 4196
  • Anaesthetics
  • Musgrave Park Hospital Orthopaedics
  • Anaesthetics
  • Operating Departments and Pre Operative Services
  • Endoscopy
  • Critical Care Services, Critical Care Outreach Service
  • Sterile Services, Decontamination Services         
Brian Armstrong  Tel: (028) 9063 2473
  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Specialities
  • Cardiology Services
  • GP Out of Hours
Frank Young  Tel: (028) 9504 9396
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Imaging Services
  • Medical Physics
  • Allied Health Professionals, AHPs
  • Medical Illustration  


Directorates that provide a corporate function in supporting patient care


This service group incorporates the Media office, public liaison, design services, events and e-communications

Head of Communications: Bronagh Dalzell 


 June Gibeny tel. (028) 9504 6626
  • Media
  • Public Liasion
 Anne Young tel. (028) 9504 6682
  •  Events
 Karen Shaw tel. (028) 9504 6741
  •  Digital Communications
 David McCabe tel. (028) 9504 6623
  • Communications Resource and Information Service
  • Design Service



In common with all health and social care organisations a key objective is to achieve and maintain sound "financial health".   

Overall responsibility for overseeing the Trust's finances lies with the Director of Finance, with the corporate finance group taking responsibility for all aspects of finance including accounting and financial management, commissioning, estates and capital planning, capital and investment for the Trust.

Read more about the Trust’s Financial Activities   

Director: Maureen Edwards (interim)


 Kerry Corey tel. (028) 9504 6792
  • Financial Management
 Stanley Taggart tel. (028) 9504 6183 
  • Commissioning and Capital Development


 Ann McBrien tel. (028 9056 5458
  • Resource Utilisation
  • MORE Programme (Maximising Outcomes Resources Efficiencies) – Planning, Performance Management and Reporting
  • Financial support to Modernisation, Reform and Efficiency Projects
  • Benchmarking, Resource Utilisation and Workforce Cost/ Productivity Reviews
  • Value for Money Studies
 Karen Brookes tel. (028) 9063 8104
  • Chair of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee
 Fiona Cotter tel. (028) 9082 1150
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll
  • Income
  • Accounting & Control
  • Charitable Trust Funds
  • Patient & Client Accounting
  • Governance and Audit
 John McAleer     tel: (028) 9504 8745
  • Estates Management


Human Resources

The Belfast Trust is the biggest employer in Northern Ireland, employing more than 22,000 staff.  To provide the best possible health and social care for the people we serve it is essential that the Trust attracts and retains staff who are appropriately qualified, professional in the service that they deliver, happy and productive in their work and committed to learning and developing in their role.

Human Resources provides a range of services to do this including employment relations, resourcing, utilisation and productivity, learning and development and employment equality. The Health and Social Inequality team also resides in this group.  Read more about working for the Belfast Trust 

Director: Damian McAlister


Jacqui Kennedy tel. (028) 9504 8961
  • PPE, BSTOP, IWL and Workforce Governance
  • Employment Law & Attendance Management
  • Pay and Workforce Modernisation
  • Business System Transformation Project
  • Improving Working Lives / Workforce Governance
  • Recruitment & Selection and Employee Relations
Joan Peden tel. (028) 9504 8836
  • Modernisation, L&D and Equality
  • Employment Equality
  • Health & Social Inequalities
  • Management and Leadership
  • Organisation Develeopment and IIP
  • Workforce Planning and Information


Medical Directors Group

This service group includes responsibility for safety, quality and standards, public and occupational health, research, complaints and litigation.

Medical Director: Dr Cathy Jack


 Bryan Nelson tel. (028) 9504 6681
  • Health Improvement
  • Public and Personal Involvement
  • Community Development
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Occupational Health
 Claire Cairns    tel. (028) 9504 0114

Corporate Governance Service incorporating;

  • Incident reporting, medical devices and risk registers
  • Legal Services
  • Complaints Department
  • Health and Safety Service
  • Ergonomic Service
  • Management of Aggression Service
  • Standards, Quality and Audit Service


Nursing and User Experience

This service group works to develop nursing and midwifery services in the Trust, and involve the public in the planning and delivery of services.  Key areas of work include Patient and Public Involvement, nurse education, workforce modernisation, nursing governance and nursing research.

Director of Nursing : Brenda Creaney


 David Robinson tel. (028) 9504 6846
  • Nursing Governance and Patient Experience
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Nursing R&D
  • Person Centred Care
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Tissue Viability
  • Nursing Research and Development
 Moira Mannion tel. (028) 9504 6697
  • Workforce
  • Modernisation and Development
  • Utilisation and Planning
 Colin Cairns tel. (028) 9504 7755
  • Planning
  • Performance
  • Innovation
  • Catering
  • Environmental Cleanliness
  • Logistics
 Angela Pollock (Acting) tel. (028) 9504 8568    
  • Nursing, Governance, Standards and Performance
  • Nursing Research and Development 


Performance Planning and Informatics

This service group includes responsibility for service planning, performance management, IT, strategic planning, reform and service improvement

Director: Jennifer Welsh


 Jennifer Thompson tel. (028) 9504 0506
  • Performance Management
  • Service Planning
  • Contracts
  • Health Records
  • Service Improvement 
 Bernie McQuillan tel. (028) 9504 6973
  • Strategic Services Reorganisation
  • Planning Services
  • Project Management
  • LEAN
 Danny McWilliams (interim) tel. (028) 9504 6504
  • Information
  • Clinical Coding
  • Governance
  • Data Protection 
 Paul Duffy tel. (028) 9504 5678
  • ICT Networking
  • Service Continuity 
  • Telecommunications
  • Switchboard
  • Call Management Centre
  • Service Development and Delivery