Belfast Health and Social Care Trust deliver integrated health and social care to 340,000 people in Belfast and part of the Borough of Castlereagh. It also provides specialist services to all of Northern Ireland.
With an annual budget of approximately £1bn (spending about £3m each day) and a staff of 20,000, it is one of the largest Trusts in the United Kingdom.
In our hospitals, we treat approximately 210,000 inpatient and day patients a year, see 680,000 outpatients and more than 200,000 people at our A&E departments.
In the community we are corporate parent to 600 children in care – the majority in foster care. We are also responsible for between 500 and 550 children on the child protection register – and every year receive 800 referrals for children in need of support – mostly in their own home.
The Trust came into existence on 1 April 2007. It was formed under the Belfast Health and Social Services Trust Establishment Order Northern Ireland 2006 – and is responsible for the services formerly delivered by six Trusts which were merged on 31 March 2007.
Address: Knockbracken Healthcare, Saintfield Rd, Belfast BT8 8BH
Tel No: 028 9056 5656