About the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service exists to improve the health and well-being of the people of Northern Ireland (NI).  We apply the highest levels of knowledge and skill to preserve life, prevent deterioration and promote recovery.  NIAS provides high quality emergency, urgent and primary care services throughout the whole of NI.  Our dedicated, committed and highly skilled staff work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.  We have 46 stations and deployment points spread over 5345 square miles (13,843 km2), serving a population of over 1.8 million.

NIAS Mission Statement

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service will provide safe, effective, high-quality, patient-focussed care and services to improve health and well-being by preserving life, preventing deterioration and promoting recovery.

Research Contacts

Research and Development Manager – Julia Wolfe – Julia.Wolfe@nias.hscni.net

Research Office – Research@nias.hscni.net

X – @NIAS999

Recent Publications

Burton, E., Willis, D., Boseley, E., Deasy, C., Franklin, M., Garrison, D., Henderson, C., Hutchinson, H., Kearney, P.M., Krammel, M., Lloyd, A., Loudon, W., Quinn, R., Masterson, S., McCarthy, V., Merwick, Á., O’Donnell, C., Overton, J., Van de Pas, H., Wolfe, J.H., Zavadsky, M., Crosbie-Staunton, K. and Buckley, C.M. (2023) International Comparison of Ambulance Times Terminology and Definitions: A Benchmarking Study. Annals of Emergency Dispatch & Response 11(1), pp.12–17.

Fell, S and Corrie, I. (2022) Use of specialist paramedic dispatch in emergency ambulance control. Journal of Paramedic Practice 14(4), pp.154-160.

McAteer, L. and Brown, D. (2024) Exploring undergraduate paramedic students’ understanding and experiences of person-centred care while on practice placement. Paramedicine 0(0).

McDonnell, A.J., McLaughlin, R., O’Neill, R., Wolfe, J., Sinclair, N. and Ruddell, N. (2022). A mass distribution letter as an early intervention for potential frequent callers. Journal of Paramedic Practice 14(11), pp.449-454.

O’Neill, R., Topping, A., Monaghan, D., O’Rorke, G., Hay, P., McLaughlin, R., Mitchell, H., McFetridge, L. and Wolfe, J. (2023) Prehospital anaesthesia by a helicopter emergency medicine service: a review.  Journal of Paramedic Practice 15(7), pp.280-284.