21 Newal Road, Ballymoney. BT53 6HB  
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Specialist Services

Hosptial Diversion Nursing Team









The Hospital Diversion Nursing Team are a team of nurses based in the community. They cover the NHSCT area and are based in Ballymonry, Whiteabbey, Antrim & Moneymore. The aim of the team is to facilitate earlier discharge from hospital, prevent admission to hospital and prevent attendance at Emergency Departments.

They administer complex treatments to patients in their own homes or in Clinics. The types of treatments include blood transfusions and intra-venous therapies. They also provide Out of Hours nursing cover until 22.45 and recieve unscheduled referrals from Dalriada Urgent Care.



A special occasion took place on Saturday 11th March 2047 to mark a generous bequest to the Robinson Hospital – a bequest from the estate, and in memory of, the late Dr’s. Wilbur and Margaret Temple of Coleraine. The Temple family had given the sum of £20,000 and asked the Robinson Board to use the money in whatever way they might see fit to benefit the Community using the facilities of the hospital. After discussion with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust it was decided to build and equip a room beside what had been the old operating theatre in the Maternity Wing. The new room will be used by the Hospital Diversion Nursing Team (HDNT) as a day facility for patients from the North Antrim and Causeway Coast and Glens districts.

The nursing team take referrals from Hospital Specialists, A&E, and GP’s. Patients can be seen in their own homes or in this new Hospital Facility where they can be given treatments such as blood transfusions, IV fluids, and IV antibiotics.

Sister Catherine Skeet (Home Care Division), writes enthusiastically of this new facility.  She reports the room is bright and airy and so much more comfortable for patients to have their treatment.  They are now treating up to 90 patients per month and because the treatments are often lengthy they can treat 4-5 patients simultaneously.  In addition they have the availability of tea/coffee and lunch if required.  This has been a very successful development in active clinical care on an out-patient basis.



Northern Ireland Hospice Care



Hospice Care at Home


Day Hospice Services

Patients who are being looked after at home and who are well enough to out for at least part of the day can attend Day Hospice in Belfast or Ballymoney. It is beneficial for both patients and families, offering care and companionship and a break for families caring at home.

Patients in Day Hospice have the opportunity to consult with and avail of the expertise of the full range of clinical staff in hospice, as well as enjoying the range of therapeutic activities organized by the Day Hospice team.

These include:

  • Creative therapies: arts and crafts, creative writing, interactive music therapy, reminiscence therapy, discussion groups.
  • Recreational activities: outings to places of local interest, entertainment.
  • Educational activities: advice from Citizens Advice Bureau regarding benefits, advice from other statutory services.
  • Other activities: quizzes, hairdressing, beauty care, chiropody



Adult Hospice Services

Northern Ireland Hospice provides a range of services for patients with cancer and other life threatening conditions. We also support their families and carers. Care is provided in the hospice and in the community. It is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Our services include:

Referrals to Northern Ireland Hospice are made via the patient's GP using a Northern Ireland Hospice referral form which is available on request from:

The Medical Secretary
Northern Ireland Hospice
Adult Hospice Services
Somerton House
74 Somerton Road
BT15 3LH

TEL: (028) 90 781836




Community Team Leaflet




Macmillan Cancer Support in Northern Ireland offers practical, medical, emotional and financial help to people affected by cancer. We provide specially trained medical professionals to the NHS and have recently opened an information and support centre in Belfast.


MacMillan Cancer Support

When you're affected by cancer you want to know there's always someone you can turn to for help. Someone who can answer your questions, whatever they may be.



Talking...can help make today a good day

"Being able to chat with someone who understands..."

You don't need a reason to call us. Just talking to someone who understands can be the best way to get through a bad day. You can also share your experiences in our online community|. Or find support in your area with a local cancer support group|.

"Getting some answers..."

Talk to our cancer support specialists, or pop into a local information and support centre.| Visit our cancer information section| or order cancer publications for free|.

"Getting help paying my council tax..."

Talk to one of our experienced benefits advisers|, find one in your local area|, or learn more with our guide to the benefits system|.

Causeway locality Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Nurses



The Chapel provides an area for quiet reflection and features the beautiful "Window of Life" (donated by the Doctors of the Mountsandle Road Practice, Coleraine Sept.1999)

 Cruse Bereavement Care



The Causeway Branch of Cruse Bereavement Care exists to offer free counseling and advice by trained volunteers to those who have been bereaved. Cruse helps the bereaved to understand their grief, cope with their loss and emerge with a sense of purpose for the future.

Services include one -to-one bereavement support and the Children and Young Peoples'e services. Causeway Cruse offers bereavement support to children aged between 4 -18 and to any adults.

Office Hours: Mon - Fri 09.00 - 14.00

National Helpline : 0844 477 9400. Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Youth Helpline: 0808 808 1677. Website: www.rd4u.org.uk

For further information on the Causeway Branch of Cruse call 028 2766 6686 or email causewaycruse@yahoo.co.uk


  Board Room

The Board Room with adjoining facilities is located on the first floor.