Parent Information Sheet

Many people say that becoming a parent is one of life’s most challenging and rewarding experiences. As a parent you are constantly worrying, especially when your child is unwell. Thankfully, there are a lot of resources out there to help parents decide what care their child may need.

Birth to five book:

After your baby was born you received a birth to five book which provides information on caring for children up to five years old and contact details for useful organisations.
You can also view this book online.

Information / advice on:

Contact Numbers:

‘Phone First’:

For Patients including children who are unwell and considering travelling to Craigavon Area Hospital or Daisy Hill Hospital  Emergency Departments (ED); or South Tyrone Hospital Minor Injuries Unit with an injury or illness which requires urgent treatment but is not immediately life threatening. If you have an urgent problem and are considering ED or Minor Injuries Unit please ‘Phone First’ between 9am and 9pm Monday to Friday on: 0300 123 3 111

Urgent Care (GP) Out of Hours:

The Urgent Care (GP) Out of Hours Service should be used for serious urgent problems that cannot wait until your own GP surgery reopens. Please always phone first on 028 3839 9201 as many patients can be given telephone advice and will not need to attend a centre.

Useful links: