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Dr. Christopher Southwell

Old Age Psychiatry Consultant (Memory Clinic)


  • 7+ years' experience
  • >11,000 consultations
  • Cross-border patients

Meet your consultant

Dr. Christopher Southwell is a consultant in Old Age Psychiatry and Specialises in Dementia and Cognitive Disorder Management.  Dr. Southwell has a passion for improving the lives of individuals living with dementia and related cognitive disorders. With a remarkable career spanning over 7 years, Dr. Southwell is at the forefront of dementia care and treatment.

For the past 7 years, Dr. Southwell has been a dedicated Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, stationed at the esteemed Bluestone Unit within Craigavon Area Hospital. In this role, Dr. Southwell has taken on the critical responsibility of managing a functional psychiatry and dementia caseload for the Craigavon and Banbridge Area, caring for over 700 patients. This extensive experience has helped develop his expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of dementia and related cognitive disorders.

In 2022, Dr. Southwell embraced the role of Clinical Director for Psychiatry of Old Age and Memory Services within the Southern Trust. This signifies not only an impressive career milestone but also a commitment to elevating the standards of care in the field of old age psychiatry and dementia management.

Dr. Southwell is not only responsible for outpatient care of this special population but also plays a crucial role in offering clinical supervision to the community mental health team for older individuals in the area. This level of involvement ensures that every patient receives the highest standard of care, tailored to their unique needs.

In addition to this, Dr. Southwell conducts memory assessment outpatient clinics dedicated to diagnosing and managing patients with dementia. The compassion and expertise Dr. Southwell brings to these clinics help guide patients and their families through the challenging journey of living with cognitive disorders.

Dr. Southwell is a proud alumnus of Queen's University, Belfast, where he earned his medical degree and completed his consultant training in Old Age Psychiatry in Northern Ireland.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Medical Protection Society
  • British Medical Association
  • GMC

Helping our cross-border patients

If you are entitled to public healthcare in the Republic of Ireland and are on a waiting list, you can have your treatment with us, at the Newry Private Clinic. Paying up front, the cost of your treatment can be reimbursed to you afterwards through the HSE.

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How we can help

At Newry Private Clinic, Dr Southwell can coordinate services and advice for:

  • Alzheimer's Dementia
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Mixed Aetiology Dementia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Parkinson's Disease Dementia
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment

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What our patients say

There’s a reason why our Google Reviews gives us a 5-star rating.

Encountering a medical challenge can be a frightening and distressing experience. I took my mum to The Newry Clinic where all her worries (and mine) were dealt with professionally, calmly and sensitively. The appointment system was efficient and immediate, the welcome from all staff was reassuring and personalised, and the medical consultant had expertise and patient care in spades. Due to the current health care context in Ireland we found ourselves pursuing the private route for the first time, it was a pleasant and reassuring experience at The Newry Clinic.

Wendy McKeown, Newry

Had my dad at the clinic recently for Microsuction, fantastic service from Nurse McGarry and all the staff in the clinic. He felt so comfortable and enjoyed his experience, leaving the clinic with a smile on his face!

Martina McCartan, Newcastle

I attended an appointment with Dr. Glackin. my appointment was very professional and reassuring. The staff at the clinic were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend!!

Odhrann McAllister, Dublin

I went to the gynaecologist in this clinic after attending one locally with an ongoing problem for over 10 years. In one single visit I was told the problem and given a prescription there and then. I'm forever thankful to the doctor as I was being treated for the wrong thing for years.

Orla Callan, Belfast

I dont usually write reviews, but for Mr. David McCaul, I owe you one! I have had 2 encounters with Mr McCaul now, once last year to fix a perforated ear drum and a few weeks back to have a procedure on my throat. He has helped me in many ways, fixing my eardrum and giving me my hearing back to 100% volume. if anyone has ENT issues, and need a diagnosis or even just a bit of reassurance, This is one Gentleman that I would give the highest recommendation for. Thanks Again to Newry private Clinic and Mr McCaul.

Craig Watt, Banbridge

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