In an Emergency


If you have a medical emergency and require
an ambulance call 999 from any phone.


Accident and Emergency Departments

Emergency Departments are located at the following hospitals:

  • Royal Victoria Hospital [map]
    ED Reception (adults): 028 9063 2250
  • Children’s Hospital (Royal site)[map]
    ED Reception (children): 028 9063 2251
  • Mater Hospital  [map]
    Contact ED through the main switchboard: 028 9074 1211


GP Out of Hours Service

If you need GP assistance outside of surgery hours, you can call the GP Out of Hours Service

Regional Emergency Social Work Service

If you need Social work assistance outside of office hours

  • 028 9504 9999


Child Protection Services

If you are concerned about the safety or welbeing of a child call Gateway to Children’s Social Work Service:

  • During Office Hours
    028 9050 7000
  • Out of hours, weekends and public holidays
    028 9504 9999
  • Read more Gateway


Mental Health Emergencies

If you have an urgent concern about the mental health of yourself or someone you know, please contact:

  • During Office Hours Monday to Friday: 
    Your own GP
  • Out of hours, evenings, weekend and public holidays:
    GP Out of Hours Service:

South & East Belfast, Sebdoc:  02890796220
North & West Belfast, Beldoc:  02890744447 

Relief of Dental Pain Clinic Belfast City Hospital (RODP)

A Relief of Dental Pain Service is available to anyone who requires emergency dental care. It operates at the Dental Out-patients Department Wing F, Outpatients Department on the Ground Floor of the Belfast City Hospital.

Opening Hours: From 18 August 2014

Monday to Friday: (1 session per day)  - 7.00pm to 9.15pm

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: (2 Sessions per day) - 10.00am to 12.15pm and 7.00pm to 9.15pm.

This will replace the previous system of three sessions per day with one dentist on weekends and bank holidays.

There will now be two dentists providing treatment on all sessions in RODP. This will also include a process of triage to ensure the patients who require treatment urgently are seen as a priority, the remaining patients will be seen in order of the time of arrival at the clinic.

Patients should attend as early in a session as possible and bring their medical card. Only emergency or relief of pain treatment will be provided and normal Health Service charges will apply to those who are not exempt. No appointment is required.

Telephone: (028) 9063 8486.