Team base location

Neonatal: Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast

Paediatric: Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast

Websitehttp://nistar.hscni.net

Geographical area covered: Northern Ireland

Cross-border transfers to/from Dublin

Cot locating service contact details

Single point of contact 02895 040 167


Clinical Leads

Clinical Director 

Brian Mullan

Service Manager

Ciaran McKenna


Key contacts

Neonatal Lead

Alison Walker
07779 606 402 

Paediatric Lead

Mark Terris
02896 151 358

Nurse Coordinator(s) Neonatal coordinator

Patricia McDermott
07825 147 266 

Paediatric coordinator

Cara Barbour
02896 151 358 


Hospitals in service area

  • Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast (Regional NICU)
  • Altnagelvin Hospital, 'Derry (NICU)
  • Antrim Hospital (NICU)
  • Craigavon Area Hospital (NICU)
  • Ulster Hospital Dundonald (NICU)
  • Daisy Hill Hospital (SCU)
  • South West Acute Hospital Enniskillen (SCU)

Hours of service operation

Neonatal: 08:00 - 20:00 hrs, daily

Paediatric: 24/7 (covers neonatal out of hours)

Elective transfers

Neonatal: Daytime only (08:00 - 20:00, all days of the week).

Remit of service 

Neonatal and Paediatric transfers

Operational remit

Neonatal: Daytime only (08:00 - 20:00, all days of the week)

Paediatric: All critical care transfers destined for PICU, Occasional cross border transfers
and less acute paediatric transfers

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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