Consultation On Reforming Emergency General Surgery Provision Across Southern Trust

2nd February 2023

The Southern Trust plans to commence a period of public consultation on the proposal to provide Emergency General Surgery Services on the Craigavon Area Hospital Site 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

This is in keeping with the current service model with a number of enhancements to enable the Trust to meet Regional Standards as set out by the Department of Health.

The public consultation has commenced for a 12 week period from 27th January 2023 to 21st April 2023. A decision will be made by Trust Board after this period of public consultation.

Documents relating to the consultation which outline the background to this consultation can be accessed from the Trust website:

As part of the consultation process the Trust will be holding three online information events to hear more about the proposal.

Dates for the online information events are as follows:
Friday 24 February – 11am until 1pm
Friday 3 March – 2pm until 4pm
Thursday 9 March – 6pm until 8pm

These events will provide the opportunity to hear more about the proposals and to give feedback.