Southern Health & Social Care Trust


The Southern Health & Social Care Trust provides integrated patient / client centred services to a population of approximately 370,000 people in the local areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Dungannon, South Tyrone, Newry and Mourne .

The Trust provides a wide range of hospital, community and primary care services. General acute in-patient hospital services are located at Craigavon Area Hospital and Daisy Hill Hospital and acute mental health and learning disability in-patient hospital services are located in the Bluestone Unit also on the Craigavon Area Hospital site. Working in collaboration with GPs and other agencies, Trust staff provide locally based health and social care services in Trust premises, in people’s own homes and in the community. The Trust purchases some services, such as domiciliary, residential and nursing care and day care from private and voluntary organisations.

The Trust employs approximately 14,000 staff and has an annual income of about £678m, spending approximately £1.86m per day delivering care to local people.

In 2017/18 the Southern Trust treated:

  • 145,817 Emergency Department Attendances
  • 59,760 Inpatients
  • 371,537 Outpatient Appointments

Each year across the Southern Trust area we support people to remain independent in their own homes within our community through:

  • 6,000 people supported by Domiciliary Care Services in their own home
  • 2,223 Residential and Nursing Home placements
  • £1.5m annual expenditure on community equipment
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