Craigavon Area Hospital

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Craigavon Area Hospital
Southern Health and Social Care Trust
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Entrance to Craigavon Area Hospital
Craigavon Area Hospital is located in Northern Ireland
Craigavon Area Hospital
Location in Northern Ireland
LocationPortadown, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Coordinates54°26′06″N 6°24′37″W / 54.4349°N 6.4103°W / 54.4349; -6.4103Coordinates: 54°26′06″N 6°24′37″W / 54.4349°N 6.4103°W / 54.4349; -6.4103
Care systemHealth and Social Care in Northern Ireland
Hospital typeDistrict General
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
ListsHospitals in Northern Ireland

Craigavon Area Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Cheantar Craigavon) is a large teaching hospital in Portadown, Craigavon, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It serves an estimated 241,000 people from the boroughs/districts of Craigavon, Banbridge, Armagh and Dungannon–South Tyrone.[1] It is managed by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust and is located within the townland of Lisnisky, beside the A27 road, at the edge of Portadown.[2]


The hospital, which replaced Carleton House, Lurgan Hospital, and Banbridge Hospital, opened in 1972.[1][3] In February 2003 the hospital was designated as one of the nine acute hospitals in the acute hospital network of Northern Ireland on which healthcare would be focused under the government health policy 'Developing Better Services'.[4]

It was granted University Teaching Hospital status by Queen's University Belfast in June 2011[5] and a new pediatric ward, built at a cost of £7 million, opened in October 2017.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Executive urged to build £450m hospital in Northern Ireland". Belfast Telegraph. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Craigavon Area Hospital". Southern Health and Social Care Trust. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Craigavon Borough Council Heritage". Archived from the original on 22 October 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  4. ^ Department of Health NI. "Developing Better Health Services (Topic: Health policy)". Department of Health NI. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Queen's University Belfast visit Craigavon to award teaching hospital status". Southern Health and Social Care Trust. 21 June 2011.
  6. ^ "New £7.2m Paediatric Ward to open at Craigavon hospital". Irish Times. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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