Children’s Outpatient Department


The Children’s Out Patient Department (OPD) cares for children and young people from birth up to their 14th birthday. We provide a wide range of outpatient services.

You will find us on the 1st floor at the front of the main hospital building.

  • Opening Hours and Referral process

    Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30-17:30

    Referrals are made from:

    • Local GPs
    • Emergency Department
    • Internal hospital staff

    You cannot self-refer to this department.

  • Who you may meet

    Nursing team:

    Ward sister
    Deputy Sister
    Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioners (APNP)
    Specialist Nurses
    Registered Nurses
    Nursing Assistants
    Student Nurses

    Other staff that you may meet:

    Other health professionals e.g. Dietitians
    House keeper
    Ward Clerk
    Play Specialist
    Patient Experience staff

    Medical team:

    Consultant Paediatrician
    Speciality Doctors
    Registrars and Foundation (level2) Doctors
    Medical Students

  • Department Information

    The clinics are led by medical and nursing staff.


    • General medical
    • General surgical
    • Neonatal (Baby Clinic)
    • Asthma/Allergy
    • Diabetes
    • Epilepsy
    • Complex Needs
    • Cardiology
    • Dietetic ( led by dietitians)
    • Venepuncture (Blood clinic)
    • Synagis ( For protection against bronchiolitis virus)
    • BCG
    • Fit Families for the Future
  • Parent Information

    On arrival please check in at the reception desk where you will be met by a member of staff.

    Your details will be checked and your child/young person will have their height and weight recorded.

    You will then be called from the waiting area in order of your appointment time.

    There are multiple clinics occurring at the same time.

    For children/young people with complex allergies there is a separate waiting area available, please ask at reception to access this room.

  • Diabetes Service

    Clinics are run by a multi-professional team:

    Consultant Paediatrician
    Specialty Doctor
    Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses (PDSN)

  • Asthma and allergy Service

    Clinics are run by a multi-professional team:

    Consultant Paediatrician
    Specialty Doctor
    Asthma and Allergy Nurses
    Dietitians – the food challenges are carried out as a day case in this department

Nurse smiling with young patient

Contact Details

Childrens Outpatients

1st Floor
Main Building
Ulster Hospital
Upper Newtownards Road
BT16 1RH

Call us(028) 9056 1305