Downe Hospital

Downe Hospital

The Downe Hospital is a local hospital with a type 2 Emergency Department (Currently closed due to covid-19)

From 10 August 2020 the Minor Injuries Unit will be open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm, by an appointment only basis. The telephone number for Downe Hospital Minor Injuries Service is (028) 4483 8091. Those contacting the service will be given an appointment as appropriate. From 19 October this will operate Saturday – Sunday 9am-5pm.

From 19 October 2020 , a consultant-led Urgent Care Centre will open in the Downe Hospital’s Emergency Department. This will operate from 8am-6pm, Monday – Friday on an appointment only basis, with nurse-led minor injuries services continuing at weekends from 9am to 5pm. The telephone number for the Urgent Care Centre is 028 4483 8091. Those contacting the service will be triaged and offered an appointment within the urgent care service or directed to the most appropriate service.

There is also a Midwifery Led Maternity Unit.

The hospital has 49 inpatient beds for a range of medical conditions. The Downe provides the Trustwide Bowel Screening Service and Sexual Health Service, as well as a range of outpatient, diagnostics and day case services, such as cataract surgery. Two GP practices are located on the first floor, along with community and dental services.

Whether you are coming to the Downe Hospital as a patient or a visitor, the links on the right will give you all the information you need about our hospital.


  • Getting there

    By Car
    The Hospital is easily accessible by car from Downpatrick via Ardglass Rd. It is also accessible via the Struell Wells Rd and Flying Horse Rd.

    By Bus
    The hospital can be accessed via the 315A Town Service from Downpatrick. The 16A Ulsterbus service also provides a link to the Downe Hospital.

  • Car Parking at the Downe Hospital

    At present, car parking at the Downe Hospital is free.

    However, please ensure you do not park in restricted areas or you will be clamped by the Parking Enforcement Agency who charge a release fee of £40.
    Designated areas where clamping will be enforced will be clearly identified with restrictive parking and enforcement signage.

    These are:

    •  Inappropriate parking in disabled spaces
    • Designated drop off zones
    • Emergency vehicle access routes
    • Delivery bays
    • Main traffic flow routes
    • Double yellow lined areas
  • Downe Hospital Catering

    The Downe Hospital Restaurant is open to staff, patients and visitors. It provides a large selection of hot food, salads, snacks and drinks.

    The restaurant is open:

    Monday- Sunday: 9.30am- 6.00pm.

    Hot food is served

    Breakfast, 9.30am- 11.00am
    Lunch, 12.15pm- 2.00pm
    Dinner, 4.30pm- 5.30pm

  • Urgent Care Centre

    The Emergency Department is currently closed due to Covid-19.

    From 19 October 2020 , a consultant-led Urgent Care Centre will open in the Downe Hospital’s Emergency Department. This will operate from 8am-6pm, Monday – Friday on an appointment only basis, with nurse-led minor injuries services continuing at weekends from 9am to 5pm. The telephone number for the Urgent Care Centre is (028) 4483 8091.

    Those contacting the service will be triaged and offered an appointment within the urgent care service or directed to the most appropriate service.

    Access is by the same entrance, clearly marked and to the right of the main entrance.

    Medical patients can be admitted to the Downe Hospital by doctors staffing the Out of Hours service.

    If you are seriously ill, phone 999 for an ambulance, as normal. The ambulance will take you to the Ulster, or another appropriate hospital.

     

  • Minor Injuries

    From 10 August 2020 the Minor Injuries Unit will be open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm, by an appointment only basis. The telephone number for Downe Hospital Minor Injuries Service is (028) 4483 8091. Those contacting the service will be given an appointment as appropriate.

    Those contacting the service will be given an appointment as appropriate.The unit can treat a variety of less serious injuries such as limb injuries, sports injuries, minor head injuries, burns and scalds, bites and stings, cuts and grazes, sprains and strains, removal of foreign bodies from ears, eyes and nose, as well as dressing changes and removal of stitches. Children over 5 years of age can be treated but children under 5 should be taken to the nearest Emergency Department. X-ray examinations can be requested by the Nurse Practitioner.

    The conditions which cannot be treated include chest pain, abdominal pain, collapse, sore throat, asthma and shortness of breath, gynaecological problems and mental health problems. Intoxicated patients cannot be seen. Patients who are seriously ill should visit their nearest Emergency Department, or in an emergency dial 999.

    Opening Hours

    Monday – Sunday, 9.00am-5.00pm.

    From 19 October, Saturday – Sunday 9am-5pm.


Downe Hospital

2 Struell Wells Road
Downpatrick
BT30 6RL

Call us(028) 4461 3311

Minor Injuries Unit

Minor Injuries Unit will be open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm, by an appointment only basis.

From 19 October, Saturday – Sunday 9am-5pm.

Call us(028) 4483 8091

Urgent Care Centre

Open from 19 October 2020. Monday – Friday, 8am-6pm.

Call us (028) 4483 8091


Downe Hospital