Huge rise in health service concerns
Published: Thursday, 18 September 2014
The Patient and Client Council has recorded a 64% rise in the number of people looking for support to complain about Health and Social Care services.
Go ahead for £32m mental health facility
Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Planning permission has been granted for a new £32m state-of-the-art mental health facility in Belfast.
US billionaire backs NI dementia care
Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
The American billionaire Chuck Feeney has provided funding to help improve dementia services in Northern Ireland.
Jobs lost at independent hospital
Published: Monday, 15 September 2014
Up to 60 members of staff at the North West Independent Hospital in Ballykelly, Co Londonderry, could be made redundant.
£400k payout for mum over bloodclot
Published: Monday, 15 September 2014
A Belfast mother is to be awarded £400k in compensation for a hospital's failures around her developing a potentially fatal blood clot after giving birth.
Clients escorted past abortion protests
Published: Friday, 12 September 2014
The Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast has begun offering to escort its clients past anti-abortion protestors outside the building.
Poots committed to 24/7 heart service
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has said he is committed to making sure a vital new service for heart attack patients operates 24/7, despite concerns surrounding funding.
Staff disciplined over Savita care
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
A number of staff involved in the care of Savita Halappanavar, who died after she suffered a miscarriage in an Irish hospital, have been disciplined.
Domestic abuse impact on kids tackled
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
Efforts are being made to tackle the effects of domestic abuse on children.
Alcohol deaths triple fatal road crashes
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Three times as many people die in Northern Ireland because they abuse alcohol than die on our roads, figures have shown.
Almost 20,000 with dementia in NI
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
There are currently 19,765 people living with dementia in Northern Ireland and many of those are not living well, according to a new study.
Inquiry looks at Down A&E hours
Published: Tuesday, 09 September 2014
The inquiry into Northern Ireland's emergency health provisions has been looking at the weekend closure of two A&E units in Co Down.
Protest over pressures at Royal A&E
Published: Saturday, 06 September 2014
A protest outside the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast was held on Saturday to highlight pressures at the Accident and Emergency ward.
Minister's comments 'damaged rule of law'
Published: Friday, 05 September 2014
Ministerial comments on a high-profile court case have been damaging to the rule of law, Northern Ireland's most senior judge has said.
Wee Oscar's legacy lives on
Published: Friday, 05 September 2014
The family of Oscar Knox, the Belfast boy who died at the age of five after battling an aggressive childhood cancer, have spoken of their son's legacy.
Overcrowding 'affecting patient dignity'
Published: Friday, 05 September 2014
Serious overcrowding in Northern Ireland's accident and emergency units is leading to a lack of dignity for some patients, senior medical staff have warned.
'No need for Human Rights probe' - Poots
Published: Thursday, 04 September 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has said an inquiry by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission into emergency health care provision is "not needed" but that he will co-operate with it.
Nazareth House alcohol unit scrapped
Published: Thursday, 04 September 2014
Proposals to create an accommodation unit for alcoholics at Nazareth House in Londonderry have been withdrawn.
Flu vaccines for school children
Published: Thursday, 04 September 2014
Flu immunisation will be offered to pre-school children aged two or older and all primary school children in Northern Ireland from Thursday.
Defibrillator stolen from ambulance
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
Paramedics attending a call in Belfast city centre have had a defibrillator stolen from their ambulance.
'Health situation a mess' – McLaughlin
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The chair of Stormont’s health committee Maeve McLaughlin has described the current situation in the health service as a “mess”.
Proposal for ban on e-cigarettes
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The consultation on a proposed bill containing provisions aimed at restricting products such as electronic cigarettes has been launched.
Wee Oscar's parents speak out on Ashya
Published: Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The parents of Oscar Knox have offered their support to the parents of Ashya King, who were held in Spain for taking their son out of a hospital in England without consent.
PSNI apology over missing man search
Published: Monday, 01 September 2014
The PSNI has apologised to the family of a vulnerable Belfast man after the Police Ombudsman's office found a catalogue of failures in how officers acted during the hours after their son went missing to when he died.
Poots defends health spending
Published: Monday, 01 September 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has defended his department's spending following calls for an investigation by the Audit Office.
Nine die each month by drug abuse
Published: Monday, 01 September 2014
Around nine people die every month in Northern Ireland due to drug-related incidents, the health minister has warned.
Traders unite for ice bucket challenge
Published: Sunday, 31 August 2014
An ice bucket challenge with a difference took place in Belfast city centre on Saturday evening when a street of independent retailers joined in on the craze sweeping the world.
O'Dowd slams Poots for 'casting fear'
Published: Friday, 29 August 2014
Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has criticised Health Minister Edwin Poots for scaremongering over health cuts, calling a leaked ministerial paper a "political publicity document".
Poots in ultimatum over health cuts
Published: Thursday, 28 August 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has delivered a crisis letter demanding an additional £80m in funding in order to avoid the "most devastating impacts" of cost-cutting proposals for health care in Northern Ireland.
Most popular baby names revealed
Published: Thursday, 28 August 2014
Jack continued to be the most popular name for baby boys in Northern Ireland in 2013, while the top spot for girls was shared by Grace and Emily.
Poots rejects A&E 'volcano' claim
Published: Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has rejected a claim that the situation at the Royal Victoria Hospital's accident and emergency ward is like a volcano ready to erupt.
'Over 100 waiting' at Belfast A&E
Published: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
More than 100 patients have been waiting to be seen in the Royal Victoria Hospital's accident and emergency department, UTV has learned.
Health workers to vote on strike action
Published: Monday, 25 August 2014
Health workers in Northern Ireland are set to vote on strike action over the absence of any pay offer for employees.
Donegal Ebola tests prove negative
Published: Friday, 22 August 2014
Health officials in Co Donegal have confirmed that tests regarding a suspected case of Ebola have proved negative for the virus.
Gascoigne hospitalised after relapse
Published: Friday, 22 August 2014
Troubled football icon Paul Gascoigne has been hospitalised after he was found slumped outside his home following a heavy-drinking season.

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