Accessibility statement for

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts using browser or device settings
  • zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using a keyboard or speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some of the features within the site are not fully accessible by keyboard
  • some documents are in PDF format and are not accessible
  • some images may include text on the image
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on each of ‘Our Hospitals’ pages

Feedback and contact information

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille contact

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us (see our ‘Contact Us’ page here) for directions.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

The website has been tested against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) [2.1 or 2.2] AA standard.

This website is partially compliant with the [Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard], due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text Content: Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.2 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

WCAG 2.4.2 Page titled: Not all PDFs have titles that describe the topic or purpose of the page. This fails SCAG 2.4.2 (descriptive title for a PDF document can be specified for assistive technology by using the /Title entry in the document information dictionary and by setting the DisplayDocTitle flag to True in a viewer preferences dictionary. This is typically accomplished by using a tool for authoring PDF).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2024. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Any new content added to our site will be reviewed using online accessibly tools to ensure compliance. We will continue to improve our current content’s accessibility throughout 2024.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 11/01/2024. It was last reviewed on 11/01/2024.

This website was last tested on 15/09/2023.

The test was carried out by The Accessibility Monitoring Team at the Cabinet Office. The most viewed pages were tested using automated testing tools by our website team. A further audit of the website was carried out to the WCAG 2.2 AA standard.

You can read the full accessibility test report here.