Northern Ireland Maternity and Parenting Website

RCOG - COVID-19 & Pregnancy

Northern Trust

Helpline for pregnant or postnatal woman

During the COVID-19 pandemic northern trust maternity services have set up a dedicated phone-line “Pregnancy & post-natal advice line” for you if you have any specific queries relating to your pregnancy and care.

Please ring 02894424859

This number will operate from Mon to Friday 09.00hrs to 17.00hrs and at weekends 09.00 to 13.00hrs

Outside of these hours, please leave a message and your contact number on the answer-machine & a midwife will return your call as soon as possible.

Alternatively you can get in touch by email at [email protected]

You can also view NHSCT website for general maternity information   http://www.northerntrust.hscni.net/services/maternity-services/

 

  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (Antrim)

    Level C, Gynae Unit, C1, Antrim Area Hospital
    Telephone: 028 9442 4000 ext 336520 or alternatively call ward C1 on 028 9442 4198 (24 hour referral service).

  • Fetal Maternal Assessment Unit, Level C, Ward C2

    Level C, Ward C2, Antrim Area Hospital
    Telephone: 028 9442 4345

  • Antenatal/Postnatal Ward

    Level C, Ward C2, Antrim Area Hospital
    Telephone: 028 9442 4495

  • Neonatal Specialist Care

    Level C, Antrim Area Hospital
    Telephone: 028 9442 4865

  • Causeway Maternity Unit

    First floor, Causeway Hospital
    Telephone: 028 7034 6128

  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (Causeway)

    Gynae Ward, First floor, Causeway Hospital
    Telephone: 028 7034 6061

Belfast Trust

Contact numbers

  • Maternity Service information line – 028 961 51173
  • Enquiries/Reception 028 961 51037
  • Admission Unit: 028 961 50596
  • Antenatal Clinic/Outpatients Department 028 961 51166
  • Health Visiting helpline: 028 9504 0846 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
South Eastern

Pregnancy advice line

If patients have any specific queries regarding Covid-19 and their pregnancy, please ring:

  • 028 92633591 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm / Sat & Sun 9am-1pm)
  • 028 90550403 (out of hours)

This is a service which at present is being dealt with by the Emergency Obstetric Team Midwives. They receive a high volume of calls so please be patient and your call will be answered.

Covid – 19 Antenatal care in SEHSCT

Patients are to continue to attend their antenatal care appointments as arranged and if possible attend on your own. They are not to attend if they or any member of your family are self-isolating. If this is the case they can contact:

  • Maternity Outpatients (Ulster) on 028 95988085
  • Lagan Valley MLU on 028 92633534
  • Downpatrick MLU on 028 44616995

At this time it is no longer possible to deliver your baby in Downpatrick or Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Units. Midwifery led care is available in the Ulster Hospital site in the Home from Home unit.

Antenatal and postnatal care will continue to be provided by Downpatrick and Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Units.

Contact numbers

  • 24-hour ‘pregnancy advice line’ 028 92633591 (Mon-Sun, 9am-6pm), 028 90550403 (out of hours)
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service – 028 95988085 (Answer machine out of hours)
  • Maternity Outpatients Department – 028 90561364
  • Emergency Obstetric Unit – 028 90550403
  • Ante-natal/Post-natal Ward – 028 90550469/70
  • Home from home – 028 90564777
  • Labour Ward – 028 90550404
  • Neonatal Unit – 028 90567996
  • Downpatrick Midwifery Led Unit – 028 44616995
  • Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Unit – 028 92633534
  • Bereavement Midwife – 028 90564717
  • Health Visiting (Downpatrick) – 028 44513794
  • Health Visiting (Newcastle/Castlewellan/Clough) – 028 43721810
  • Health Visiting (Saintfield/Crossgar /Killyleagh/Ballynahinch) – 028 97512231
  • Health Visiting (Stewartstown Rd) – 028 90306046
  • Health Visiting (Hillsborough) – 028 92680848
  • Health Visiting (Lisburn) – 028 92501364
  • Health Visiting (Bangor/Hollywood) – 028 91515248
  • Health Visiting (Ards/Comber/Lisbane) – 028 91514392
  • Health Visiting (Ards Peninsula) – 028 42757816
Southern Trust

Patient Helpline: 028 37563702

The helpline telephone number will be manned by staff Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm.

If patients have any queries, we recommend they call the helpline (number above). Alternatively they can contact services by email at [email protected].

Anyone who wishes to self-refer for maternity care in Southern Trust should complete this form. Please email completed forms to [email protected].

If they have sent a self-referral form and haven’t had an appointment they can reply to [email protected] or alternatively contact the helpline number above.

Contact numbers

  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit – 028 37560289 (Craigavon Area Hospital)
  • Admission & Assessment Unit – 028 37561830 (Craigavon Area Hospital), 028 37562788 (Daisy Hill Hospital)
  • Antenatal/Postnatal Ward – 028 37561740 (Craigavon Area Hospital), 028 37562735 (Daisy Hill Hospital)
  • Midwifery Led Unit – 028 37561730 (Craigavon Area Hospital)
  • Health Visiting Infant Feeding Helpline – 07342065152.
  • Health Visiting (Newry & Mourne) – 028 37566327. This line has a voicemail available 24hrs and admin are available Mon- Fri 9am-5pm covering the following areas’ Health Visiting bases – Newry City, Bessbrook, Rathfriland, Warrenpoint, Crossmaglen, Newtownhamilton and Kilkeel.
  • Health Visiting (Banbridge) – 028 406 20070. Covers Banbridge, Gilford, Dromore and Brownlow.
  • Health Visiting (Lurgan) – 028 37 560222 or 028 37 560223. In the event that the admin staff would be re-deployed my direct line (Katrina Knipe) is 02837 562276 and facility manager Sonya Beattie is 02837 560221.
  • Health Visiting (Portadown & Tandragee) – 028 37 560489.
  • Health Visiting (Dundannon) – 028 37 565516 / 028 37 565517. Covers Dungannon, Coalisland, Ballygawley and Clogher.
  • Health Visiting (Armagh) – 028 37 521575. Covers Armagh City, Tynan, Moy, Keady, Richill and Markethill.
Western Trust

24-hour ‘pregnancy advice line’

During the COVID-19 pandemic Western Trust Maternity Services have set up a dedicated 24-hour phone-line ‘pregnancy advice line’ for patients if they have any specific queries relating to their pregnancy and care.

Altnagelvin Hospital – Please ring 028 71611412

South West Acute – Please ring 028 66382175

Contact numbers

  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (Altnagelvin): 028 71611204
  • Fetal Maternal Assessment Unit, (Altnagelvin): 028 71611412
  • Antenatal Ward (Altnagelvin): 028 71611306
  • Postnatal Ward (Altnagelvin): 028 71611496
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (SWAH): 028 66382000 Ext 254053
  • Fetal Maternal Assessment Unit (Omagh & SWAH Hospital): 028 828331071 (24-hour line)
  • Antenatal / Postnatal ward (SWAH): 028 66382531
  • Health Visitor (Enniskillen Area): 07825196981 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
  • Health Visitor (Omagh Area): 02882835555 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
  • Health Visitor (Londonderry/Limavady/Strabane): 07557174129 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)