Take Care in the Sun

Care in the sun

  • Too much ultraviolet (UV) light, either from natural sunlight or from artificial sources such as sunbeds, is the main cause of 80% of skin cancers. Skin cancers are preventable.
  • Remember: When it’s sunny, spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm.
  • Sunscreens do not offer 100% protection and should be used along with other protection.
  • Sunbeds should be avoided at all costs.
  • Early detection of skin cancer is very important. Examine your own skin about once a month. If in doubt, get it checked out by a GP.

Visit the Care in the Sun site for more info



  • Lifeline is the crisis response helpline for people in distress or despair. 
  • Call Lifeline FREE on 0808 808 8000. Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000. 
  • Counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help in confidence.
  • Counsellors are experienced in working with trauma, suicide, self-harm, abuse, depression and anxiety. 
  • If you need further support, we can provide a face-to-face appointment within 7 days.

Visit the Lifeline website

Infection prevention

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  • The Belfast Trust takes patient safety and infection prevention and control very seriously.
  • Patients and visitors all have an important role to play in preventing the spread of healthcare associated infections.

More information

Telephone numbers

Contact numbers

  • Trust Headquarters - 028 9504 0100
  • Royal Hospital - 028 9024 0503
  • Mater Hospital - 028 9074 1211
  • Belfast City Hospital - 028 9032 9241
  • Musgrave Park Hospital - 028 9090 2000
  • Knockbracken - 028 9056 5656 

  • Adult Gateway - 028 9504 1744
  • Children's Gateway - 028 9050 7000

  • Alternative switchboard - 028 90 200 200

Other ways to contact us

Working for us


  • Belfast Trust is the biggest employer in Northern Ireland employing more than 22,000 staff
  • Find details of the latest job opportunities in Belfast Trust

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Allied Health Professionals


  • Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) is the collective title given to 10 professional groups
  • AHPs work with people of all ages in a range of surroundings including hospitals, people’s homes, clinics, surgeries and schools

Learn more about AHPs