Life support dilemma over pregnancy
Published: Thursday, 18 December 2014
A clinically brain dead woman is being kept alive in a hospital in Co Westmeath because she is pregnant, it has been reported.
Rise in number of fireworks injures
Published: Thursday, 18 December 2014
Eighteen people came to hospital with firework-related injuries over the Halloween period this year, 12 more than last year.
Almost 10,000 miss health appointments
Published: Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Nearly 10,000 people a week fail to turn up for either an appointment with their GP or nurse across Northern Ireland, it has been revealed.
Warning of ‘looming GP crisis'
Published: Monday, 15 December 2014
Doctors are warning of a "looming crisis" in Northern Ireland's general practices with surgeries faced with unprecedented pressures resulting in some having to turn new patients away.
Coroner hears evidence on birth trauma
Published: Thursday, 11 December 2014
Senior Coroner John Leckey has been hearing evidence on the traumatic delivery of a baby in Belfast's Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital last year - the details of which may disturb some viewers.
Behind scenes of life-saving transplant
Published: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
UTV has been given exclusive behind-the-scenes access to a life-saving transplant operation, amid a drive to increase organ donation by families in Northern Ireland.
Legal challenge over NI abortion law
Published: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has said it intends to launch a legal challenge over the region's abortion laws.
Families forced to turn to food banks
Published: Monday, 08 December 2014
A father of three who was forced to turn to a food bank after sinking into poverty has said he doesn't know where he would be without the vital lifeline.
MS patient's joy at Dalriada ruling
Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
A Multiple Sclerosis patient, who sought a judicial review over the decision to temporarily close Dalriada Hospital, Ballycastle, has spoken to UTV of her delight after a Belfast judge ruled new admissions can continue.
Cancer campaigner Una Crudden dies
Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
Ovarian cancer campaigner Una Crudden has passed away.
Plans for NI minimum alcohol pricing
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has announced his proposals for minimum unit pricing on alcohol in Northern Ireland.
Ryan Lewis honours mum on World AIDS Day
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014
Grammy Award-winning producer Ryan Lewis paid a touching tribute to his mum, who is HIV-positive, in honour of World AIDS Day on Monday.
Families urged to discuss organ donation
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014
A new campaign is encouraging families in Northern Ireland to sit down and have a conversation about organ donation.
Judge to rule on Dalriada closure
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014
A decision on lifting the ban on new admissions for the Dalriada Hospital in Ballycastle will be made by the courts on Thursday.
Fermanagh farm death investigated
Published: Monday, 01 December 2014
Authorities are investigating the death of farmer in Co Fermanagh.
Bangor Minor Injuries Unit to remain open
Published: Friday, 28 November 2014
The Bangor Minor Injuries Unit is to remain open, the Health Minister Jim Wells has confirmed.
New HIV cases in NI 'worryingly high'
Published: Friday, 28 November 2014
Northern Ireland has recorded the largest proportional increase in new HIV diagnoses compared to the rest of the UK, newly released statistics have revealed.
McBride becomes head of Belfast Trust
Published: Friday, 28 November 2014
Northern Ireland's chief medical officer Michael McBride is set to become the new chief executive of the Belfast Health Trust.
First stage cleared in Dalriada court bid
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014
A Multiple Sclerosis sufferer has cleared the first stage in her legal battle to halt the temporary closure of Northern Ireland's only dedicated respite unit for patients with the debilitating condition.
Bid to tackle growing NI homelessness
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014
Paul McCusker spends his days as a health care worker in the Mater Hospital, but for 48 hours this week he has slept rough on the streets of Belfast.
Ward evacuated at Altnagelvin Hospital
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014
A ward has been evacuated at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry due to smoke coming from a piece of equipment.
New DNA test to establish fertility issues
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014
A new private fertility service in Northern Ireland will use "ground-breaking" DNA techniques to establish why couples in the region are experiencing difficulties conceiving.
NI's doctors 'could save NHS £54m'
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014
Prescription cost savings worth £54m could be achieved through greater efficiency by Northern Ireland GPs, an Audit Office report said.
Higher rate of painkiller prescribed in NI
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014
A misused painkilling medicine which produces euphoria in patients is more frequently prescribed in Northern Ireland than the rest of the UK, the Audit Office has said.
Anger over Dalriada consultation move
Published: Tuesday, 25 November 2014
The health minister's announcement that an eight-week consultation will take place over the temporary closure of wards at the Dalriada Hospital has sparked outrage.
Home for disabled adults to close
Published: Tuesday, 25 November 2014
The staff and families of 16 residents at a care home for disabled adults in Bangor have been told it is to close.
Chris Henry undergoes heart surgery
Published: Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Ireland and Ulster rugby player Chris Henry is recovering in hospital after undergoing heart surgery.
Infection outbreak at Royal ICU
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014
A rare infection has broken out at the intensive care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
Thousands of health workers on strike
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014
Thousands of health workers across Northern Ireland have staged a four-hour strike as part of an ongoing row over their wages.
Appeal for Christmas blood donors
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014
Donating blood provides the gift of life for young people battling illness this Christmas, the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service has said.
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.

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