In an emergency

Emergency Departments

Emergency Departments are located at the following hospitals:

  • Royal Victoria Hospital
    ED reception (adults): 028 9063 2250
  • Children’s Hospital (Royal Hospitals site)
    ED reception (children): 028 9063 2251
  • Mater Hospital
    Contact ED through the main switchboard: 028 9074 1211

GP out of hours service

If you need GP assistance outside of surgery hours, you can call the GP out of hours service

  • 028 9079 6220 (in South and East Belfast)
  • 028 9074 4447 (in North and West Belfast)

Regional Emergency Social Work Service

If you need social work assistance outside office hours, you can call: 028 9504 9999

Child protection services

If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child, call the children’s social work service:

  • During office hours: 028 9050 7000
  • Out of hours, weekends and public holidays: 028 9504 9999

Mental health emergencies

If you have an urgent concern about the mental health of yourself or someone you know, please contact:

  • During office hours, Monday to Friday: your own GP
  • Out of hours, weekends and public holidays: GP Out of Hours Service –
    • 028 9079 6220 (in South and East Belfast)
    • 028 9074 4447 (in North and West Belfast)