Fresh strikes over NHS pay
Published: Sunday, 23 November 2014
Hundreds of thousands of NHS workers, from nurses and midwives to porters and cleaners, are to stage a fresh strike over pay on Monday.
Union announces second health strike
Published: Friday, 21 November 2014
Trade union Unite has announced a second four-hour strike over health workers' pay.
Pilot x-ray scheme to detect lung cancer
Published: Thursday, 20 November 2014
A pilot walk-in x-ray service has been launched by the Southern Trust to help tackle lung cancer by identifying more people with signs and symptoms at an early stage.
Safety call following child's death
Published: Thursday, 20 November 2014
A major media awareness programme is needed to highlight the dangers of blind cords following the death of a baby girl in Co Down, a safety campaigner has said.
12-hour waits at Belfast A&Es
Published: Wednesday, 19 November 2014
A Belfast Trust spokesperson has admitted improvement "is taking time" in response to the Health Minister's announcement that many patients at its emergency departments are waiting more than 12 hours for treatment.
Medics attacked while treating victim
Published: Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Paramedics have been attacked and their ambulance windscreen shattered while treating an assault victim in Coleraine - and a second man who was stabbed at the scene.
£1m funding boost for Children's Hospice
Published: Wednesday, 19 November 2014
The First and deputy First Ministers have announced £1m in funding for the Children's Hospice.
£15m for children's health services
Published: Tuesday, 18 November 2014
A £15.3m development plan to modernise hospital services for children and young people across the Southern Trust has been approved by Health Minister Jim Wells.
'Save the Dal' pickets Stormont
Published: Monday, 17 November 2014
Campaigners battling to save Northern Ireland's only MS respite unit have taken their protest to Stormont.
Call for premature baby support
Published: Monday, 17 November 2014
Charities Tinylife and Bliss have called for parents of premature born babies to be given more financial and emotional support.
£44m lost over NHS fraud in NI
Published: Monday, 17 November 2014
At least £44m was lost to frontline health services in Northern Ireland because of fraud last year, officials have said.
Geldof message as Band Aid fights Ebola
Published: Sunday, 16 November 2014
Rocker Bob Geldof reminded Brits of the ever-present threat of killer disease Ebola as he debuted the video for the latest Band Aid single on Sunday night.
Family's fight for cervical smear change
Published: Wednesday, 12 November 2014
The family of a young woman refused a smear test, and who then died of cervical cancer, are campaigning for a change in the law.
Game for Anto at Ravenhill
Published: Tuesday, 11 November 2014
The home of Ulster rugby will host an historic Gaelic football match at Ravenhill this weekend to raise awareness about Motor Neurone Disease.
Omagh hospital merger plan scrapped
Published: Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Plans to merge the palliative care and rehabilitation wards at a Co Tyrone hospital, which were put on hold last week, have now been scrapped by the Western Health and Social Care Trust.
Call for judicial review over Dalriada
Published: Monday, 10 November 2014
A Cushendun woman who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis is taking legal action over the temporary closure of Northern Ireland's only respite unit for MS patients.
NI Ebola test proves negative
Published: Monday, 10 November 2014
A patient in Northern Ireland who was being tested for Ebola as a precaution has tested negative for the virus, but is being treated for malaria.
Patient tested in NI for Ebola
Published: Sunday, 09 November 2014
A patient at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast is being tested for Ebola, the Public Health Agency has confirmed.
Hundreds picket against Dalriada closure
Published: Saturday, 08 November 2014
Hundreds of protestors formed a-mile-and-a-half picket line through Ballycastle on Saturday to show their opposition against the temporary closure of Dalriada Hospital.
Doctor explains 'radical' A&E call
Published: Friday, 07 November 2014
A senior doctor who recommended banning A&E walk-ins to ease the strain on Belfast hospitals has told UTV the time has come for "radical" change.
Merger plan for Omagh hospital on hold
Published: Friday, 07 November 2014
The Western Trust has confirmed that plans to merge the palliative care and rehabilitation wards at a hospital in Co Tyrone have been put on hold.
A&E ban call by top doctor
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014
Banning A&E walk-ins would ease the strain on hospitals in Belfast, a senior doctor has said.
Heart attack boxer 'owes nurse his life'
Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
A man who suffered a heart attack during a fundraising boxing match at the weekend has been reunited with the cardiac nurse who saved his life.
Hundreds at rally over respite closure
Published: Monday, 03 November 2014
There was a huge turnout at a public rally in Ballycastle on Monday night against plans to shut Northern Ireland's only Multiple Sclerosis respite unit.
Protest held over cuts to respite unit
Published: Friday, 31 October 2014
A protest has been held in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, over plans to shut Northern Ireland's only Multiple Sclerosis respite unit.
'Ebola cup' sparked Dublin flight scare
Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014
A passenger on board a flight from Milan to Dublin sparked a scare after showing a plastic cup marked 'Attentione Ebola' to a flight attendant, gardaí have said.
Ward closures proposed over health cuts
Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014
Contingency plans proposed to deal with the health service's financial worries include ward closures and the temporary closure of three Minor Injury Units.
One in four would drive after a drink
Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has expressed concern after a road safety survey revealed that one in four people would drive after taking one drink.
Call to ban sexual messaging with minors
Published: Friday, 24 October 2014
A charity is campaigning for it to be made illegal for an adult to send a child a sexual message after calls to ChildLine about online sexual abuse have more than doubled.
Music therapy 'reduces child depression'
Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014
Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, according to new research from Queen's University.
Women's bodybuilding takes off in NI
Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
A local woman has told UTV how she battled back from an eating disorder to become a bodybuilding champion.
New suite opened for bereaved families
Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
A new bereavement suite, for parents who have stillborn babies, has been opened at the Ulster Hospital.
More NI-based troops head to Ebola zone
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
More troops based in Northern Ireland have been deployed to Sierra Leone to help with the humanitarian effort needed to tackle the Ebola crisis in the West African country.
Over 400 new jobs for Co Donegal
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
Co Antrim based medical research company Randox is to create over 400 new jobs in Co Donegal.
Ebola tests on Dublin woman negative
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
A woman taken into isolation in Dublin over concerns she was showing symptoms of Ebola has tested negative for the virus.

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