Services resume at flooded hospital
Published: Wednesday, 06 August 2014
The accident and emergency department of Letterkenny General Hospital in Co Donegal has reopened after being flooded for the second time in a year.
Private NHS operation referrals halted
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
The Health and Social Care Board has put a stop on NHS patients being referred to private facilities for non-emergency operations.
Anger at Nazareth House alcohol unit
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
Opposition is growing over plans to convert the former Nazareth House residential home in Londonderry into an alcohol unit.
Teens find 'heroin kit' and used needles
Published: Friday, 01 August 2014
The discovery of a used drugs kit - believed to contain heroin - by children in west Belfast has led one campaigner to warn that the deadly drug is becoming more available on our streets.
Rise in health service complaints
Published: Thursday, 31 July 2014
There has been a rise in the number of health service complaints.
Emergency meeting on UK Ebola risk
Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A Cobra emergency meeting has been held to assess the "very serious threat" posed to the UK by the world's largest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people.
Emergency nurses 'feel like scapegoats'
Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Emergency nurses have been "thoroughly demoralised by the extent to which they feel vilified for simply trying to provide the highest possible standards of patient care," the Royal College of Nursing has said.
Critical cover at ambulance service
Published: Monday, 28 July 2014
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has admitted this weekend's staffing levels were the worst in its history with only 70% of medics on duty to handle calls.
Abusers 'most likely to be family'
Published: Monday, 28 July 2014
A counselling service has said most victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse that contact them say their attackers are family members.
NI A&Es fail to meet government targets
Published: Thursday, 24 July 2014
The Department of Health's latest report shows that every one of Northern Ireland's major emergency departments failed to treat 95% of patients in April, May and June this year within the four hour waiting target set by government.
Alcohol laws 'recognise negative impact'
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced planned changes to alcohol sales laws in Northern Ireland, but says the legislation must "recognise the potential negative impacts" on society.
Bowel cancer development at Queen's
Published: Friday, 18 July 2014
University researchers in Northern Ireland have discovered how two genes cause bowel cancer cells to become resistant to treatments used to fight the disease.
Bionic walking aid demonstrated in NI
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
A bionic suit designed to help people with spinal injuries walk has been demonstrated for the first time in Northern Ireland.
Doctors warn of child obesity problem
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Obesity and mental health issues are the two biggest problems facing children in Northern Ireland, a survey of doctors has warned.
Thousands attend pro-life rally
Published: Sunday, 06 July 2014
Thousands have attended a pro-life rally through Belfast city centre on Saturday.
Spike in health sector complaints
Published: Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Complaints about health and social care bodies have risen by almost 50% this year, according to a report by the Northern Ireland Ombudsman.
Trust 'sorry' over files mix-up
Published: Thursday, 26 June 2014
The Western Health Trust has apologised for a blunder over files at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry.
Lung cancer NI's biggest killer
Published: Tuesday, 24 June 2014
A campaign group has called for more to be done to raise awareness to help tackle Northern Ireland's biggest killer, lung cancer.
Chef 'stable' after drinking toxic fluid
Published: Tuesday, 24 June 2014
A chef at a Belfast restaurant is in a stable condition in hospital after drinking a toxic liquid.
Free breakfast for Belfast cyclists
Published: Friday, 20 June 2014
Belfast cyclists commuting to work on Friday were offered a free breakfast at the City Hall café as part of Bike Week.
Appeal for equal access to cancer drugs
Published: Tuesday, 17 June 2014
A local cancer charity has launched a campaign calling for patients in Northern Ireland to be given the same access to medicines as in the rest of the UK.
ROI moves towards tobacco branding ban
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
The Republic of Ireland has become the first European country to move towards ordering a ban on branded cigarette packets.
Queen's developing superbug treatment
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
New treatments for some of the world's top killer infections are being developed by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast in a €4m international research project.
UK wide suicide inquiry to be held
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
Seven hundred young people are killing themselves in the UK each year, experts have said.
19 deaths due to 'catastrophic' drug
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
A cluster of 19 deaths from a new unregulated stimulant drug has been reported to the authorities in Northern Ireland, a scientist has told an inquest.
Health workers protest over pay problems
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Workers at hospitals across Northern Ireland have held protests over missed wage payments.
Salt poison child inquest halted
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
An inquest into how a four-year-old girl died from salt poisoning has dramatically halted after a judge said he "felt an offence may have been committed".
Increase in parents seeking support
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Support organisation Parenting NI has reported an increase of almost a third of people seeking its help to cope with the ever-increasing demands of raising children.
Miracle Belfast baby defies the odds
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A young Belfast mother says it's a miracle her son is alive after she was told by doctors she was not expecting and underwent surgery, only for medics to later discover a baby.
Diabetes breakthrough trialled in NI
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A device which could revolutionise the lives of people with diabetes has been piloted by the South Eastern Trust - the first region in the world to use it.
Bugs on the menu at 'pest-aurant'
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
For one day only Belfast has hosted a pop-up 'pest-aurant' - with a menu featuring Mexican spiced mealworms and curried crickets.
Woman 'angry' after baby scan shock
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
A woman has described the harrowing experience of being told by a doctor her unborn child was dead - only to find out it was alive when having a scan two days later.
Inquiry into emergency healthcare
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has launched an inquiry into emergency healthcare following a major incident at a hospital earlier in the year.
Emergency calls diverted to Scotland
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
Emergency calls to the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service had to be diverted to Scotland for a time on Monday due to problems with the phone system.
New therapy hope for Ballygowan girl
Published: Friday, 30 May 2014
The family of a young Ballygowan girl are trying a new form of therapy which they hope will improve her independence and mobility.

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