'U-turn' over meningitis B vaccine
Published: Friday, 21 March 2014
A meningitis B vaccine previously dismissed by government advisers as too expensive to be provided on for young babies on the NHS could now be rolled out across the UK - if costs can be agreed.
Ambulance for sick children announced
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
A new ambulance has been purchased as part of an expansion in Northern Ireland's specialist transport service for sick children, Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced.
'Direct link' between conflict and suicide
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
A direct link has been found between suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland and having experienced traumatic and conflict related events.
NI group campaigns for assisted suicide
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
A new group in Northern Ireland is campaigning for a change in legislation to allow terminally ill patients the right to die.
Construction work begins on new hospice
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Construction work begins this week on an all new purpose built hospice in north Belfast.
Majority 'unhappy' with mental health care
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Over half of people experiencing mental health distress are highly dissatisfied with the type of care they receive, new research has found.
Extra nurses for Royal A&E
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Forty extra nurses are to be appointed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast following an urgent review of staffing levels.
60 teens in golf course drinking session
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Two teenage girls and a boy have been found unconscious on a golf course in Strabane, following what is believed to have been an underage drinking session involving up to 60 children.
Doctor to sue Trust over A&E problems
Published: Friday, 14 March 2014
A senior doctor working at the accident and emergency unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital and a patient are to sue the Belfast Health Trust over the problems they have experienced in the department.
One in 10 adolescents in NI self-harm
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
One in 10 adolescents in Northern Ireland self-harm, according to new research.
Parents' bone marrow donation appeal
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
The parents of a three-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare form of cancer have appealed for more people to join the bone marrow donation register to help them and many others fighting the condition.
Call to stub it out on No Smoking Day
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Belfast City Council is urging more businesses to sign up to their free service which has helped more than 1,000 people quit smoking in the last five years.
Death on trolley at RVH investigated
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
The Belfast Health Trust is investigating the death of an elderly patient who was waiting on a trolley in the emergency department at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Trust bans smoking on hospital grounds
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
The Western Health Trust has begun preparations for its ban on people smoking on its grounds.
Vulnerable adults 'beaten and kicked'
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
Details have emerged of the physical abuse suffered by vulnerable adults at a Western Trust residential home in Londonderry.
Miss Ulster finalist in Fixers project
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
An Enniskillen teenager and finalist in the Miss Ulster competition who suffered serious seizures has linked up with a charity to help young people build their self-esteem.
50,000 calls to violence helpline
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
A helpline set up to support victims of domestic violence in Northern Ireland took nearly 50,000 calls last year alone - with its services now being expanded to help victims of sexual violence as well.
Leisure centre shake-up deferred
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Belfast City Council has deferred a decision on the future management of its leisure centres for six weeks following its monthly meeting on Monday.
Call for solo ovarian cancer campaign
Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
Stormont turned teal on Monday night as part one woman's call for a solo ovarian cancer awareness campaign.
Patient diversion in place at Antrim
Published: Sunday, 02 March 2014
The Northern Trust has put in place measures to divert patients requiring non-emergency treatment at Antrim Area Hospital to the Causeway Hospital because of resource issues.
Dancer, 86, keeps students on their toes
Published: Friday, 28 February 2014
An 86-year-old former professional dancer is still keeping her students on their toes by teaching keep fit classes seven times a week.
Care home abuse findings 'disturbing'
Published: Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Investigations have been carried out by the Western Trust and the PSNI into alleged abuse at a care home in Londonderry.
New eating disorders charity launches
Published: Wednesday, 26 February 2014
A new charity has been launched in Northern Ireland by families affected by eating disorders.
Nurses 'fear for lives' at Royal A&E
Published: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
A nurse at the Royal Victoria Hospital has told UTV she fears for the lives of patients if problems in the emergency department are not properly addressed.
Student nearly dies after binge drinking
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014
A Belfast student who ended up close to death from hypothermia after a binge drinking session at a city nightclub has told UTV Live Tonight that he regrets his actions.
Extra staff called in to Royal A&E
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014
The Belfast Trust has said that there have been pressures on emergency departments across Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, including at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
NI male eating disorder website launched
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014
A first-of-its-kind website has been launched to support men in Northern Ireland who suffer from an eating disorder.
Councillors approve city leisure reforms
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014
Belfast councillors have approved a major change in the way the council's leisure centres are run.
'Societal issues' played Hardwell role
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014
A report by the Odyssey Trust into the major medical emergency declared at the arena, which led to over 100 people needing medical treatment, has said "wider societal issues" played a role.
Ambulance 'allowed to run out of fuel'
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014
A Paramedic has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register for allowing an ambulance to run out of fuel while answering an emergency call.
New mums 'feel pressure to lose weight'
Published: Thursday, 20 February 2014
Many new mothers in Northern Ireland are signing up to 'pramercise' style classes as they feel under pressure to lose weight.
Poots hears A&E nurses concerns
Published: Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Emergency Department nurses have voiced their concerns about the conditions they are facing while working on the frontline of Northern Ireland's health service, at a summit in Belfast.
Crackdown on cigarettes sales to kids
Published: Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Tough new measures to discourage the sale of tobacco to children have been passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Odyssey gig response 'prevented tragedy'
Published: Monday, 17 February 2014
The response to a major incident outside a gig at Belfast's Odyssey Arena may have helped prevent a major tragedy, DUP Health Minister Edwin Poots has said - at a multi-agency meeting looking at ways to prevent similar situations in future.
Mother's fight for meningitis vaccine
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
A mother who lost her son to Meningitis B has joined a campaign to have a new vaccination, which could help prevent the deadly condition, provided to children for free.

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