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ulster hospital acute services

Acute Services Block at the Ulster Hospital

Department of Health
Public Body
South Eastern Health Trust
Belfast East

Enhancing patient experience in the South Eastern Trust region

To achieve its vision of a healthier future for the people of Northern Ireland, the Executive has invested in the creation of new healthcare facilities across the region.
This strategy includes the initial phase of the newly constructed Acute Services Block (ASB) at Ulster Hospital, Dundonald which was opened by Minister Swann on 4 November 2021.
The new £115m facility provides 213 beds across nine wards and creates essential links with the recently constructed Inpatient Ward Block and Critical Care Complex (part of a wider project valued at approximately £261m). The new block enhances patient flow and visitor access throughout the hospital site.
The Acute Services Block delivers state of the art facilities including:

  • increased provision of single rooms to improve infection control and patient experience
  • visitor waiting areas outside each ward entrance
  • a new nuclear medicine service to provide diagnostic and treatment services 
  • a new Emergency Department which will open in the spring of 2022
hospital bed in private ward

The Acute Services Block at the Ulster Hospital will enhance the experience of patients in the South Eastern Trust region and improve the working environment of staff in this key healthcare facility. The improved facilities, increased capacity and bright and spacious environment will improve clinical outcomes for the people of the region.