Healthcare in Prison

Healthcare in prison is delivered by a highly motivated multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who want to make a difference, improve the health outcomes for all people in prison and make Northern Ireland a safer place. The team aims to provide opportunities for people to develop a positive attitude towards their own health and well-being on an individual basis or through public health initiatives.

The service is designed to provide care that is equivalent to that within the community, enabling and supporting individuals to maintain optimum health and quality of life, inside the prison environment. A high standard of care is provided by a wide variety of healthcare professionals, at least equivalent to the standard expected in a community setting.

Our services are delivered across three prison establishments each having its own health centre to deliver primary health care.


  • Maghaberry Prison

    Maghaberry Prison is a modern high security prison housing adult male long term sentenced and remand prisoners, in both separated and integrated conditions.

  • Magilligan Prison

    Magilligan Prison is a medium to low security prison which holds male prisoners with six years or less to serve and who meet the relevant security classification.

  • Hydebank Wood College and Women's Prison

    Hydebank Wood College and Women’s Prison – the college which has a focus on education, learning and employment accommodates young people between the ages of 18 and 21. It also accommodates female remand and sentenced prisoners in Ash House, a house block within the complex.

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Contact Details

To speak to someone, please contact us on the number below and ask to have your call transferred to Prison Healthcare.

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 HMP Hydebank Wood College & Women’s Prison

Call us(028) 9025 3666

HMP Maghaberry

Call us(028) 9261 1888

HMP Magilligan

Call us(028) 7776 3311

Out of Hours

A nursing service is available in each prison establishment 24/7, 365 days a year.

Other healthcare services available normally during Monday-Friday: 9-5pm