Mid-Ulster Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Lár Uladh) is an acute general hospital in Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is managed by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

Mid-Ulster Hospital
Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Mid-Ulster Hospital is located in Northern Ireland
Mid-Ulster Hospital
Location in Northern Ireland
LocationMagherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Coordinates54°45′42″N 6°37′00″W / 54.7617°N 6.6167°W / 54.7617; -6.6167
Care systemHealth and Social Care in Northern Ireland
TypeDistrict General
Emergency departmentMinor injuries unit
ListsHospitals in Northern Ireland

History edit

The hospital has its origins in the Magherafelt Union Workhouse and Infirmary which was designed by George Wilkinson and completed in 1842.[1] A fever hospital was built on the site in 1847.[1] The infirmary became Magherafelt and District Hospital in August 1945 and subsequently evolved to become the Mid-Ulster Hospital.[1] 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'.[2] The maternity department closed in 2006[3] and the accident & emergency department was closed and replaced with a minor injuries unit in 2010.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Magherafelt". Workhouses. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  2. ^ Department of Health NI. "Developing Better Health Services (Topic: Health policy)". Department of Health NI. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Hospitals' services to be reduced". BBC. 22 June 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Mid-Ulster Hospital: Minor Injuries Unit". Northern Ireland Assembly. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2019.

Further reading edit

  • Bell, Muriel; Moore, Mildred; Mawhinney, Graham (1998). A hospital at Magherafelt: the history of the Mid-Ulster Hospital from its origins, as Magherafelt Union Workhouse, in 1842. Ballinascreen Historical Society. ISBN 978-0952663942.

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