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Statement on Muckamore Abbey Hospital closure

6th July 2023

Statement on Muckamore Abbey Hospital closure

Belfast Trust welcomes the announcement of the outcome of the Public Consultation on the future of Muckamore Abbey Hospital.

Closure of this large hospital site is in line with the Trust’s vision for a Learning Disability service embedded in the community that supports individuals to lead full and rewarding lives.

We understand that a small number of our patients have lived on the Muckamore site for many years. To them, and their families, the hospital has become a home and today’s announcement might lead to uncertainty and anxiety. We are fully committed to supporting those patients and families as they move to new homes in the community and will do our utmost to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible.

Read the announcement from the Department of Health