The Dalriada Hospital is a health facility in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is managed by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

Dalriada Hospital
Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Dalriada Hospital
Dalriada Hospital is located in Northern Ireland
Dalriada Hospital
Location in Northern Ireland
LocationBallycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Coordinates55°12′01″N 6°15′28″W / 55.2003°N 6.2577°W / 55.2003; -6.2577
Care systemHealth and Social Care in Northern Ireland

History edit

The facility has its origins in the Ballycastle Union Workhouse which was designed by George Wilkinson and was completed in October 1842.[1] It became Dalriada District Hospital in 1924 and, after joining the National Health Service in 1948, became known as Dalriada Hospital.[2] After the Trust announced the closure of the multiple sclerosis respite unit at the hospital,[3] campaigners won a reprieve in the High Court in December 2014.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ "Ballycastle". Workhouses. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Dalriada Hospital, Ballycastle". National Archives. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Multiple Sclerosis respite unit at Dalriada Hospital 'is set to close'". BBC. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Dalriada hospital to remain open following court decision". BBC. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2020.