News and Events

2018 News items are listed below

RQIA review of outpatients services

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) is reviewing aspects of outpatients services in Belfast Trust.

Adoption Changes Lives

With falling numbers of applications for adoption, a new campaign has been launched today (Monday 15th October) to encourage more people to become adoptive parents.

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

The death of a baby is not a rare event. It can happen to anyone.

Success at the Learning Disability and Autism Awards

Josephine Grant, Manager at the Learning Disability Residential & Short Breaks unit won the “Registered Manager of the Year” Award at the inaugural Northern Ireland Learning Disability & Autism Awards.

Reading Well for Mental Health launch

The Reading Well collection was officially launched at the Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland at the Royal Victoria Hospital on Tuesday 25th September.

Today senior Trust staff met with families to discuss the findings and draft recommendations of the report commissioned by Belfast Trust into a Review of Safeguarding at Muckamore Abbey Hospital.

Belfast Trust is pleased to announce that we have placed an order for a transvaginal scanner.

Cardiac Surgery Unit celebrates 50 year anniversary

This June the Royal Victoria Hospital Cardiac Surgery Unit celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its opening.

BME older people's health and wellbeing report launched

Belfast Trust launched its black and minority ethnic (BME) communities’ older people’s report in Belfast City Hall on Wednesday.

Belfast Trust Foster Carers recognised at awards

Belfast Trust foster carers were amongst those recognised at the Foster Carer of the Year Awards which were held in the Hilton Hotel, Belfast as part of Foster Care Fortnight 2018.

Fostering Service celebrates Foster Care Fortnight 2018

Belfast Trust Fostering Service has celebrated the launch of Foster Care Fortnight 2018 with a Family Fun Day at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park.

Learning Disability Day Services and Knockbreda Wellbeing & Treatment Centre in partnership with USEL (Ulster Supported Employment and Learning) are delighted to announce the opening of an exciting new Café.

Belfast Trust has today recalled 2500 patients following an independent review of patient notes relating to the work of a single Consultant Neurologist Dr Michael Watt.

Liver Support Group funds new equipment at Liver Unit

With the 20th Anniversary of the RVH Liver Support Group fast approaching, plans are underway to mark the occasion with an event at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Belfast with attendees including the Chief Medical Officer and Consultant Liver Specialists, past and present, from King’s College London and RVH Belfast.

Wheels in motion for Shopmobility at Belfast City Hospital

Getting to your appointment or visiting someone in Belfast City Hospital will soon be much easier with the arrival of the new Shopmobility service in April. The service, which is free of charge, will offer patients and visitors with restricted mobility the opportunity to hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter to reach their appointment independently.

As Ovarian Cancer Awareness month draws to a close Belfast Trust’s Consultant Gynae Oncologist, Elaine Craig, has urged women to be aware of the symptoms and openly discuss the disease with family and friends.

Coming up the Lagan in a Bubble!

Belfast Trust Fostering Service has marked World Social Work day by coming up the Lagan in a bubble!

Celebration of Nurses and Midwives

“Nursing is the glue that unites practice and behaviour, and underpins the delivery of a safe and effective practice” was the message at Fridays’ Celebration of Nursing and Midwifery organised by the Belfast Trust.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - Mary's Story

Mary tells her story of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 25, what her experience was and how raising awareness is important to ensure people are prepared.

Getting Ready for Baby a hit with first time parents

As Mother’s Day 2018 approaches many expectant parents will be looking forward to spending this day next year with a new addition to their family. While they will be happy and excited, it is also perfectly normal to feel a bit nervous on the upcoming pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. This is where the Getting Ready for Baby Programme can help parents right across Northern Ireland.

Belfast Festival of Learning

The third Belfast Festival of Learning takes place on 5-11 March, and what a week it is shaping up to be!

Double WellChild celebration at Childrens Hospital

There was a double celebration at Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children on Thursday 22nd February to officially mark the appointment of WellChild Nurse, Ruth Harte, and belatedly present the Paediatric Respiratory Team with a WellChild Award which they could not collect in October due to Storm Ophelia.

Block Room wins Healthcare Award

The Belfast Block Room at Musgrave Park Hospital has won the Innovation Award at the Randox Health Healthcare Awards 2018.

Belfast Trust, Southern Trust, and Western Trust welcome the publication of The Report of The Inquiry into Hyponatreamia-related deaths.

Northern Ireland launches its participation in the UK 100,000 Genomes Project

Here's a paradox for you: having a rare disease is a very common problem. One hundred thousand people in Northern Ireland - one in 17 – are affected by a rare disorder, defined as a condition which affects less than 5 per 10,000 people in the population.

Midwife Led Unit celebrates 1000th baby

The Midwife Led Unit (MLU), at the Mater Hospital Belfast, delivered their 1000th baby on 3rd January when Christine and Johnathan McGrandle welcomed their new addition, Spencer, to the family.

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