Craigavon Area Hospital

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Craigavon Area Hospital
Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Craigavon Area Hospital - Front Entrance - - 1401867.jpg
Location Craigavon, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Care system Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland
Hospital type District General
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Founded 1972
Website Home page
Lists Hospitals in Northern Ireland

Craigavon Area Hospital (CAH) is a large teaching hospital in Craigavon, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It serves an estimated 241,000 people from the boroughs/districts of Craigavon, Banbridge, Armagh and Dungannon–South Tyrone. It is within the townland of Lisnisky, beside the A27 road, at the edge of Portadown.[1][2]


The hospital opened in 1972, as a foresight of the demands of the Craigavon new town, replacing Carleton House, Lurgan Hospital, Banbridge Hospital amongst others as the main acute centre in the region. Until the 2006 reform of the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care trusts, the hospital was the main centre of the Craigavon Area Hospital Group Trust, which was amalgamated with several other trusts to form the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

In June 2011, CAH was granted University Teaching Hospital status by Queen's University, Belfast, alongside the creation of an Undergraduate sub-deanery within the Southern Trust.[3]


Coordinates: 54°26′06″N 6°24′37″W / 54.4349°N 6.4103°W / 54.4349; -6.4103