Press and Media
The Communications Team is responsible for all press and media relations for the Trust. The team is based at Trust Headquarters on the Craigavon Area Hospital site. Communications Managers are aligned to specific directorates - Acute Services, Children and Young People's Services, Mental Health and Disability Services, and Older People and Primary Care Services. The team provides a 24 hour media relations service. Tel: 028 3861 3965.
Out-of-hours and weekends
This service is for urgent media-related queries only which cannot wait until normal business hours. The on-call staff member will deal with enquiries from journalists outside office hours. The contact number is 078 2514 1677.
The Trust endorses the Samaritans' Media Guidelines for reporting suicide and self-harm.
Guidance for Media Reporting on Child Abuse and Neglect - written by journalists and child care professionals with an interest in the protection of children from all forms of abuse and neglect. This guidance is designed to provide background information for journalists about child protection in Northern Ireland and to support the media and child welfare professionals to work together to ensure that this sensitive topic can be reported in ways which will help the public to better understand the issues involved.