Private health group set to cut staff
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Private medical group 3fivetwo is making up to 50 staff redundant.
Newborn baby girl inquest continues
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
A doctor and a senior midwife made "very damning concessions" at the Coroners Court on Tuesday over the hospital care given to a mother whose newborn baby died in the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.
Gel developed to tackle superbugs
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Scientists at Queen's University have made a breakthrough in the fight against a hospital superbug which has been responsible for the deaths of four babies in Northern Ireland.
Baby 'could have survived' - inquest hears
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
A baby girl who died within minutes of being born at the Causeway Hospital "would have been absolutely fine" if she had been born at her due date, a coroner has heard.
Criticism over new RoI abortion laws
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
Both anti-abortion and pro-choice groups have strongly criticised the Republic of Ireland's laws on terminations, after weekend reports about a suicidal woman who was refused an abortion.
Fifi Geldof battling depression
Published: Friday, 15 August 2014
Fifi Geldof's battle with depression hit her "full whack" following the death of her sister Peaches in April.
Rider 'critical' after Ulster GP crash
Published: Thursday, 14 August 2014
A motorcyclist is critically ill in hospital following a crash at the Ulster Grand Prix meeting at Dundrod in Co Antrim.
Derry GAA Allstar collapses on pitch
Published: Thursday, 14 August 2014
Derry Allstar GAA player Kevin McCloy is in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing during a club match on Wednesday night.
More witnesses for maternity death case
Published: Wednesday, 13 August 2014
A coroner has offered to almost treble the number of witnesses for an inquest into the death of a woman, who died days after giving birth in a Belfast hospital.
Call for changes at NI care homes
Published: Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland is to recommend changes in the regulation of care homes in the region.
Group calls for legal high law
Published: Thursday, 07 August 2014
A west Belfast drugs action group is calling for new laws to prevent legal highs becoming available and is aiming to educate young people about the potentially deadly consequences of taking the substances through a new DVD.
Inquest order over father-of-eight's death
Published: Thursday, 07 August 2014
The Attorney General has ordered an inquest into the death of a father-of-eight in a Belfast hospital, saying any further delay could have an adverse affect on public safety.
Services resume at flooded hospital
Published: Wednesday, 06 August 2014
The accident and emergency department of Letterkenny General Hospital in Co Donegal has reopened after being flooded for the second time in a year.
Private NHS operation referrals halted
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
The Health and Social Care Board has put a stop on NHS patients being referred to private facilities for non-emergency operations.
Anger at Nazareth House alcohol unit
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
Opposition is growing over plans to convert the former Nazareth House residential home in Londonderry into an alcohol unit.
Teens find 'heroin kit' and used needles
Published: Friday, 01 August 2014
The discovery of a used drugs kit - believed to contain heroin - by children in west Belfast has led one campaigner to warn that the deadly drug is becoming more available on our streets.
Rise in health service complaints
Published: Thursday, 31 July 2014
There has been a rise in the number of health service complaints.
Emergency meeting on UK Ebola risk
Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A Cobra emergency meeting has been held to assess the "very serious threat" posed to the UK by the world's largest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people.
Emergency nurses 'feel like scapegoats'
Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Emergency nurses have been "thoroughly demoralised by the extent to which they feel vilified for simply trying to provide the highest possible standards of patient care," the Royal College of Nursing has said.
Critical cover at ambulance service
Published: Monday, 28 July 2014
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has admitted this weekend's staffing levels were the worst in its history with only 70% of medics on duty to handle calls.
Abusers 'most likely to be family'
Published: Monday, 28 July 2014
A counselling service has said most victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse that contact them say their attackers are family members.
NI A&Es fail to meet government targets
Published: Thursday, 24 July 2014
The Department of Health's latest report shows that every one of Northern Ireland's major emergency departments failed to treat 95% of patients in April, May and June this year within the four hour waiting target set by government.
Alcohol laws 'recognise negative impact'
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced planned changes to alcohol sales laws in Northern Ireland, but says the legislation must "recognise the potential negative impacts" on society.
Bowel cancer development at Queen's
Published: Friday, 18 July 2014
University researchers in Northern Ireland have discovered how two genes cause bowel cancer cells to become resistant to treatments used to fight the disease.
Bionic walking aid demonstrated in NI
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
A bionic suit designed to help people with spinal injuries walk has been demonstrated for the first time in Northern Ireland.
Doctors warn of child obesity problem
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Obesity and mental health issues are the two biggest problems facing children in Northern Ireland, a survey of doctors has warned.
Thousands attend pro-life rally
Published: Sunday, 06 July 2014
Thousands have attended a pro-life rally through Belfast city centre on Saturday.
Spike in health sector complaints
Published: Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Complaints about health and social care bodies have risen by almost 50% this year, according to a report by the Northern Ireland Ombudsman.
Trust 'sorry' over files mix-up
Published: Thursday, 26 June 2014
The Western Health Trust has apologised for a blunder over files at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry.
Lung cancer NI's biggest killer
Published: Tuesday, 24 June 2014
A campaign group has called for more to be done to raise awareness to help tackle Northern Ireland's biggest killer, lung cancer.
Chef 'stable' after drinking toxic fluid
Published: Tuesday, 24 June 2014
A chef at a Belfast restaurant is in a stable condition in hospital after drinking a toxic liquid.
Free breakfast for Belfast cyclists
Published: Friday, 20 June 2014
Belfast cyclists commuting to work on Friday were offered a free breakfast at the City Hall café as part of Bike Week.
Appeal for equal access to cancer drugs
Published: Tuesday, 17 June 2014
A local cancer charity has launched a campaign calling for patients in Northern Ireland to be given the same access to medicines as in the rest of the UK.
ROI moves towards tobacco branding ban
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
The Republic of Ireland has become the first European country to move towards ordering a ban on branded cigarette packets.
Queen's developing superbug treatment
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
New treatments for some of the world's top killer infections are being developed by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast in a €4m international research project.

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