Ambulances diverted from Ulster A&E
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Ambulances were diverted from the Ulster Hospital's emergency department after it experienced "significant pressures" on Tuesday afternoon.
Health workers to strike over pay
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
A number of health workers across Northern Ireland are to go on strike over pay in October.
Consultants paid £22m in bonuses
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
At a time when Northern Ireland's health service is faced with a massive funding pressures, UTV can reveal that consultants have received over £22m in bonuses over the last five years.
Prison pilots drugs rehab scheme
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
An innovative new drugs rehabilitation project is being piloted at Maghaberry Prison outside Lisburn.
'I need benefits to lose weight'
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
A young 25-stone mum who came under fire for saying she wants more benefits in order to lose weight has explained her comments to This Morning - even drawing sympathy from Katie Hopkins.
Baby girl died in mother's arms
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
A mother from Londonderry whose two-week-old baby girl died in her arms following surgery has pledged to fight for the rest of her life to find out what happened.
No hyponatraemia report this year
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
A report following the Hyponatraemia Inquiry into the deaths of five children in Northern Ireland hospitals will not be published this year.
Report 'backs cardiac move to Dublin'
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has revealed that a report from a panel of experts has recommended moving children's heart surgery from Belfast to Dublin.
Average NI child 'eats 16kg of treats'
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Parents are being urged not to reward their children with junk food as it has been highlighted that the average Northern Ireland child consumes over 16kg of treats per year.
Royal A&E 'back to normal'
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The number of patients waiting at the Royal Victoria Hospital's accident and emergency department returned to normal overnight, a Belfast Trust spokesperson has confirmed.
Royal A&E 'exceptionally busy'
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
The accident and emergency department at the Royal Victoria Hospital was under pressure on Monday night, UTV has learned.
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.

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