Daisy Hill Hospital
|Daisy Hill Hospital|
|Southern Health and Social Care Trust|
|Location||Newry, County Armagh, Northern Ireland|
|Care system||Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland|
|Hospital type||District General|
The hospital currently houses a neonatal unit, A&E department, out-patients department and a surgery suite. Attached to the hospital is on-site accommodation for nursing staff and an ambulance station.
It is part of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, which became operational on 1 April 2007 following the amalgamation of Craigavon Area Hospital Group, Craigavon and Banbridge Community, Newry and Mourne and Armagh and Dungannon Health and Social Services Trusts. It is situated on the Hospital Road and backs onto the A25 Camlough Road, on the site of the former Newry Workhouse.
In the early 1990s Daisy Hill became the only hospital in Newry & Mourne as services were gradually withdrawn from St. John of God Hospital, also in Newry, which then became St. John's House, a dedicated hospice for children and adults suffering from terminal illnesses.
A £130m business case for the building of a new hospital on the existing Daisy Hill site has been submitted by the Trust. An allocation for modernisation and development of services was included in the £2.9 billion investment programme announced for health and social services over the next ten years in the Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland in December 2005. In 2015, while discussion on provision of a new hospital continues, no new building has been commenced.
Daisy Hill Hospital is the only acute hospital with 24hr A&E in the Newry, Mourne and Down LGD. The Southern Health and Social Care Trust Board [SHSCT] announced in March 2017 that Daisy Hill A&E may be temporarily suspended at night. Many local residents feared that this was the prelude to further service withdrawal and vowed to fight the reallocation and centralisation of key services to the mainly Unionist Craigavon area at the expense of the larger nationalist City of Newry.
- "Daisy Hill Hospital Becomes 'University Teaching Hospital'". February 11, 2011.
- "Southern Health and Social Care Trust". Southern Health and Social Care Trust. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
- "Health Minister visits Daisy Hill Hospital Newry". Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety - News Releases (25 May 2006). Retrieved 2008-06-16.[permanent dead link]