Northern Ireland Specialist Transfer And Retrieval Service (NISTAR)

Team base location Neonatal: Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast
Paediatric: Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast
Cot locating service contact details Northern Ireland regional neonatal cot availability
Neonatal cot availability  (on HSC intranet only)
Team contact details for referrals 07825 147266  (Neonatal transport nurse/coordinator)
02890632499 / 02890633466  (Paediatric referrals and out of hours neonatal referrals)
Clinical Lead(s) Medical Director:
Dr Richard Tubman
07738 292 607
Paediatric lead:
Dr Mark Terris
02890 632 499
Nurse Coordinator(s) Neonatal nurse coordinator:
Patricia McDermott
07825 147 266
Paediatric nurse coordinator:
Lynsey Freeburn
020890 632 499
Geographical area covered Northern Ireland
Cross-border transfers to/from Dublin
Hospitals in service area Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast (Regional NICU)
Altnagelvin Hospital, ‘Derry (NICU)
Antrim Hospital (NICU)
Craigavon Area Hospital (NICU)
Ulster Hospital Dundonald (NICU)
Daisy Hill Hospital (SCU)
South West Acute Hospital Enniskillen (SCU)
Hours of service operation Neonatal: 08:00 – 20:00 hrs, daily
Paediatric: 24/7 (covers neonatal out of hours)
Elective transfers Neonatal: Daytime only (08:00 – 20:00, all days of the week)
Remit of service Neonatal and Paediatric transfers
Operational remit Neonatal: Daytime only (08:00 – 20:00, all days of the week)
Paediatric: All critical care transfers destined for PICU, Occasional cross border transfers
and less acute paediatric transfers