The Royal Hospitals
About The Royal Hospitals:Mission: to provide the highest quality cost-effective health care as outstanding acute general hospitals and tertiary referral centres through exceptional service to our patients, staff and community in an environment of education, teaching and research.
The Royal Group of Hospitals and Dental Hospital Health and Social Services Trust is Northern Ireland's biggest and best known hospitals complex. Almost all the regional, medical, surgical and dental speciality services are provided here.
Approximately two thirds of the Northern Ireland population live within 40 minutes travel from the 70 acre site which is situated only a few minutes drive from Belfast city centre.
Made up of four linked hospitals - the Royal Victoria, Royal Jubilee Maternity Service, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and the Dental Hospital - "the Royal" treats more than half a million people every year and has a worldwide reputation for excellence.
At the forefront of hospital advances in treatment and technology, the four have their own individual identities and distinguished histories but combine to provide a unique and comprehensive range of healthcare for the people of Northern Ireland and beyond.
For example, the Royal Victoria Hospital launched the world's first mobile coronary care unit and played a major role in the development of the portable heart defibrillator.
In other areas such as trauma, radiology, obstetrics and paediatrics, innovation is keeping the hospitals at the leading edge of health care. The estate currently features departments such as the Regional Neonatal Unit, the Regional Intensive Care Unit and catheterisation suite, bio-engineering and extensive clinical laboratories. The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is the only hospital in Northern Ireland fully dedicated to caring for children.