NI health workers on strike over pay
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015
Hundreds of health workers have gone on strike in Northern Ireland.
'£400 to quit' for pregnant smokers
Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Pregnant smokers in Northern Ireland could be given £400 in shopping vouchers as an incentive to kick the nicotine habit.
Health union confirms strike will proceed
Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015
It has been confirmed that a strike by health workers in Northern Ireland will go ahead as planned on Thursday.
Most NI abortions involve women over 25
Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The number of abortions carried out in hospitals across Northern Ireland has fallen in the last year, with the latest statistics showing that they are still most common among women over 25.
NI health worker strikes 'going ahead'
Published: Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Unions in England have moved to suspend strike action by health workers planned for Thursday, but the unions in Northern Ireland have not yet followed suit.
NI has 'too many' hospitals
Published: Tuesday, 27 January 2015
The former Chief Medical Officer for England who was tasked to review the Northern Ireland health service says there are too many hospitals and the public and politicians should not fear change.
Public warned not to eat spilled fish
Published: Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Belfast City Council has strongly advised people not to eat the fish which was spilled from a lorry along a road in east Belfast over the weekend.
Primary school kids 'taking legal highs'
Published: Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Children as young as 11 are taking so-called legal highs in Northern Ireland, an addiction charity has told UTV.
Talks to avert planned healthcare strike
Published: Monday, 26 January 2015
Talks are ongoing in a bid to avert a strike by healthcare workers later this week.
GAA player dies during training
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
The GAA community has said it is saddened by the death of a player from St Aidan's Club in Magilligan.
Cutbacks hit meals on wheels services
Published: Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Concerns have been raised about plans to cut daily deliveries of meals to older people in the South Eastern Health Trust area.
Irish Health Minister talks being gay
Published: Sunday, 18 January 2015
Irish Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has spoken publicly for the first time about being gay.
NI A&E waiting times ‘worst in the UK’
Published: Friday, 16 January 2015
Statistics reveal that Northern Ireland's emergency departments had the worst record for waiting times in December compared to other parts of the UK.
Woman tests negative for Ebola
Published: Thursday, 15 January 2015
A woman being treated at a hospital in England has tested negative for the deadly Ebola virus.
Woman tested for Ebola in England
Published: Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Northampton General Hospital is treating a woman who is suspected of having Ebola.
More 'non-urgent procedures' on hold
Published: Monday, 12 January 2015
Due to ongoing pressures in emergency departments across Northern Ireland, the Belfast and Western Health Trusts have postponed a further 13 non-urgent electives procedures this week.
Minister to meet family of deaf child
Published: Friday, 09 January 2015
The culture minister has said she will meet the family of a deaf child who hit out at the government’s level of support for parents of children with hearing difficulties.
Family's bravery over baby's birth
Published: Thursday, 08 January 2015
A Co Londonderry family, faced with the prospect of giving birth to a baby facing almost certain death, have vowed to continue with the pregnancy in the hope the child's organs can be donated to help others.
'Bias' by Poots over gay blood ban
Published: Thursday, 08 January 2015
Former Health Minister Edwin Poots' ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland was "infected by apparent bias", a High Court judge has ruled.
'Concerted effort' to reduce A&E strain
Published: Thursday, 08 January 2015
The Health and Social Care Board has said a concerted effort continues to be made by staff to ease pressures facing emergency departments across Northern Ireland.
Minister urged to take action over A&Es
Published: Wednesday, 07 January 2015
There have been calls for Health Minister Jim Wells to take urgent action over the situation facing hospitals across Northern Ireland.
Anger after pensioner left in the cold
Published: Wednesday, 07 January 2015
The family of an 81-year-old man left without heat in his Dunmurry home for over a week say they're angry at how they've been treated by the Housing Executive.
Surgery on hold over hospital pressure
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
Non-urgent surgery has been cancelled across hospitals in Northern Ireland due to the current pressure to deal with the volume of patients at emergency departments.
Record high in NI cancer cases
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
A record high number of people are living with a cancer diagnosis in Northern Ireland, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Men urged to focus on healthy eating
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
Men in Northern Ireland are being encouraged to adopt healthier views towards food, as they are putting themselves more at risk of obesity than women.
Royal A&E wait 'bedlam'
Published: Monday, 05 January 2015
A man whose mother spent hours on a trolley at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast at the weekend has described the department as "bedlam".
UK nurse with Ebola now critically ill
Published: Saturday, 03 January 2015
A nurse being treated for Ebola at a hospital in north London is now critically ill.
Ebola nurse checked repeatedly at airport
Published: Wednesday, 31 December 2014
It has emerged that a nurse being treated for Ebola in a London hospital was checked seven times at Heathrow before flying onwards to Glasgow.
Ebola patient arrives at London hospital
Published: Tuesday, 30 December 2014
A health worker diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Glasgow from Sierra Leone has arrived at a London hospital for specialist treatment.
Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow
Published: Monday, 29 December 2014
A healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola in Glasgow.
Home help services restored
Published: Tuesday, 23 December 2014
A decision to temporarily stop home help services to patients in the Belfast Trust area has been halted.
Derry Mayor poses nude for charity
Published: Saturday, 20 December 2014
The Mayor of Derry is among the brave models who have posed in a Calendar Girls style photo-shoot to raise funds for cancer charities.
'Think before calling 999 this Christmas'
Published: Friday, 19 December 2014
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service is urging the public to consider their options before dialing 999 over the Christmas period.
Dalriada Hospital consultation stopped
Published: Friday, 19 December 2014
A public consultation to temporarily close the Dalriada Hospital has been stood down by the Department of Health.
Police catch 132 drink drivers in NI
Published: Thursday, 18 December 2014
Police have caught over 130 people drink driving during the first weeks of this year's winter crackdown.

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