NI patient's Ebola concerns unfounded
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
A person who arrived at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry expressing concerns they may have Ebola was not in danger of contracting the virus, the Western Trust has said.
Child heart services move 'best model'
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
A senior doctor has said the plan to move children's cardiac services to an all-island basis is the "best model of care".
Children’s cardiac surgeries to be moved
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Children's cardiac surgeries are set to end in Belfast and will be transferred to the Republic of Ireland, Health Minister Jim Wells has announced.
Familiar faces back QUB for Movember
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
With Movember not too far off, Queen's University Belfast has enlisted some familiar faces to help launch its campaign for this year - from Eamonn Holmes and UTV's own Paul Clark to Duke Special and the deputy First Minister.
Unison members gear up for strike ballot
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014
Thousands more health workers could go on strike after Northern Ireland's biggest healthcare union said its members are likely to be balloted.
UK to introduce airport Ebola screening
Published: Thursday, 09 October 2014
Downing Street has announced that Ebola screening measures will be put in place at some UK airports, amid growing concerns about the crisis in West Africa.
Consultation on abortion law changes
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
A consultation has been launched on amending Northern Ireland's abortion laws.
NI-based troops deployed to Ebola zone
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Troops based in Northern Ireland are to be deployed to West Africa on a humanitarian mission, due to the ongoing Ebola crisis.
Rory plants first Daisy in Newcastle
Published: Tuesday, 07 October 2014
Golfer Rory McIlroy has officially opened a new support centre for children with cancer in Newcastle, Co Down and said he hopes it is the first of many more to come.
Wells warns locum health workers at risk
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has said it is "absolutely essential" that his department gets an extra £60m for its budget soon or he may have to cut the number of locum doctors and nurses for six months.
Woman’s bid to dispel OCD myths
Published: Thursday, 02 October 2014
A woman from Ballymoney, Co Antrim, who suffers from OCD has designed a project to help educate people on the condition and dispel the common myths surrounding it.
'Raw deal' for prostate cancer patients
Published: Thursday, 02 October 2014
Prostate cancer patients are getting a raw deal in Northern Ireland because of poor support services, it has been claimed.
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.

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