Hundreds wait over 24 hours in A&E
Published: Monday, 02 December 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots says patients at accident and emergency departments should be seen within four hours - but UTV has learned that hundreds of people have been waiting longer than 24 hours to be treated.
Appeal for December blood donations
Published: Monday, 02 December 2013
The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service is appealing for the public to help them meet demand over the festive period.
Randox wins NI health trust contract
Published: Thursday, 28 November 2013
Diagnostics company Randox has won a five year contract to supply quality control products to Northern Ireland's Health & Social Care Trusts.
Probe as prisoner dies after release
Published: Wednesday, 27 November 2013
The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has published an extensive report into the death of a prisoner who died one day after he returned home from Maghaberry prison.
NI firm in $9m breast cancer test deal
Published: Tuesday, 26 November 2013
The Northern Ireland based Almac Group has signed a major $9m licensing deal, giving Californian specialists the rights to develop and commercialise its breast cancer test which detects patients most likely to benefit from chemotherapy.
Sanctuary for domestic abuse survivors
Published: Sunday, 24 November 2013
A new multi-million pound complex of houses and apartments has opened in Londonderry providing safe, independent living facilities for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
Jennifer Lawrence laughs about 'bad gas'
Published: Friday, 22 November 2013
Jennifer Lawrence has laughed off the coverage of her recent trip to hospital after reports suggested she had gone to the emergency room with a bout of bad gas.
Emma Thompson: 'Botox is psychotic'
Published: Friday, 22 November 2013
Actress Emma Thompson remains determined to avoid cosmetic surgery, insisting it is "psychotic" to have Botox injections.
Teen's blog helps raise £40k for charity
Published: Thursday, 21 November 2013
A teenage girl who was diagnosed with a brain tumour has now raised £40,000 through her social media campaign to help fund medical research.
Ex-GAA captain reveals disease diagnosis
Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Former Antrim GAA captain Anto Finnegan has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease.
NI boss launches new heart charity
Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has launched a new charity inspired by a young man's fight against congenital heart disease, also serving as its patron.
Cancer drug 'could give extra year'
Published: Thursday, 14 November 2013
Women with ovarian cancer in Northern Ireland are unable to access a drug which could add up to a year to their lives, it has been claimed.
Inquest 'should be held into stillbirth'
Published: Wednesday, 13 November 2013
An inquest should be held into the circumstances surrounding a stillborn baby because an actual death occurred, Northern Ireland's Attorney General argued on Wednesday.
Poots defends stance on gay adoption
Published: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has told the Assembly that parenthood by a man and a woman is “the natural order of things” as he defended his policy on gay adoption and blood donation.
Carer manifesto calls for more support
Published: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
A charity representing mental health carers in Northern Ireland has launched a manifesto seeking more support for those in the community who look after loved ones.
Net widens in exploitation investigation
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013
A police investigation into child sexual exploitation has identified more victims, more offences and potentially 20 extra suspects, a senior PSNI officer has said.
Woman went to A&E over sore false nails
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013
Almost 30,000 hoax or inappropriate emergency calls were made to the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service last year, it was revealed.
Hyponatraemia 'cover up' questions
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013
Northern Ireland's former chief medical officer Henrietta Campbell is facing questions at the hyponatraemia inquiry in Banbridge.
Man jailed for Christmas attack on nurse
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013
A man has been jailed for three months after admitting kicking a male nurse in the eye while receiving treatment at Altnagelvin Hospital's A&E department in Derry last Christmas Eve.
Legal bid over abuse inquiry exclusion
Published: Wednesday, 06 November 2013
A woman allegedly molested in foster care has launched a High Court challenge over being excluded from a Stormont inquiry into historic abuse at children's homes.
NI population will be 1.9m by 2020
Published: Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Northern Ireland's population is expected to hit 1.9 million by 2020.
Poots makes 'paedophile protecting' jibe
Published: Tuesday, 05 November 2013
There have been angry exchanges in the Stormont Assembly after Health Minister Edwin Poots accused the Sinn Féin president of "paedophile protecting".
Movember ‘changing face of men’s health’
Published: Monday, 04 November 2013
It may be early days, but Movember is well and truly underway which means that dodgy 'tashes are soon set to be all the rage - and all for a good cause, changing the face of men's health. Literally.
Warning as NI diabetes figures soar
Published: Sunday, 03 November 2013
The number of people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland has soared by a third in five years to more than 80,000.
Over 80,000 living with diabetes in NI
Published: Friday, 01 November 2013
There has been a 33% increase in the number of people living with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in Northern Ireland in the last five years, a new report has revealed.
Concern over NI fertility treatment
Published: Thursday, 31 October 2013
A local charity has raised concern that Northern Irish couples are not able to avail of the same opportunities for NHS fertility treatment as offered in other parts of the UK.
GAA star reveals battle with depression
Published: Thursday, 31 October 2013
A former GAA star has caught the attention of thousands of people online by sharing his innermost thoughts on his struggle to overcome depression in an insightful blog.
Civil Service sickness cost £30m
Published: Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Northern Ireland Civil Service sickness levels cost the public purse over £30m, a report has found.
Campaign speaks out for stroke survivors
Published: Tuesday, 29 October 2013
A man living with aphasia has spoken to UTV to help raise awareness for those left with the life-changing consequences of suffering a stroke.
Payout to NI woman over Baby P dismissal
Published: Tuesday, 29 October 2013
The Northern Ireland woman removed from her post by a London council over the Baby P tragedy, Sharon Shoesmith, will receive a payout for unfair dismissal - despite an independent report finding there had been disastrous failings by her department.
82% support in organ donor consultation
Published: Wednesday, 23 October 2013
UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has revealed that 82% of those who responded to her consultation are in favour of changing to a soft-opt out system for organ donation in Northern Ireland.
New children's hospital for Belfast
Published: Monday, 21 October 2013
A new children's hospital costing up to £250m will be built in Belfast, it has been announced.
Child poverty measures 'poorly developed'
Published: Monday, 21 October 2013
Key measures to enshrine equality in law and tackle child poverty in Northern Ireland have been insufficiently developed, it has been claimed in a new report published on Monday.
Trust admits hyponatremia liability
Published: Thursday, 17 October 2013
The Belfast Trust has admitted liability for the deaths of two children in hospital in the 1990s.
Clarification over abortion guidelines
Published: Thursday, 17 October 2013
The Department of Health has said that its draft guidelines on abortion mean that anyone advising women about the availability of terminations in Great Britain is not committing an offence.

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