Thousands sign petition against Poots
Published: Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Over 3,000 people in the space of a day have signed a petition calling for the DUP's Edwin Poots to resign or be removed from his post as Northern Ireland's health minister.
PSNI investigates NI child sex ring
Published: Friday, 13 September 2013
The PSNI have launched a major child sexual exploitation investigation involving at least 22 young alleged victims in Northern Ireland, Health Minister Edwin Poots has revealed.
Hepatitis notice over 1979 health worker
Published: Wednesday, 11 September 2013
A healthcare worker who worked in the Mid Ulster Hospital in 1979 has been diagnosed with hepatitis C infection, the Public Health Agency has said.
£5m payout in ‘negligent’ birth case
Published: Wednesday, 11 September 2013
A 10-year-old Co Antrim girl who suffered catastrophic brain damage at birth is to receive more than £5m in damages.
Families bid to save care home
Published: Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Families of residents in a Ballymena care home have handed over a 10,000 signature petition in a bid to save the facility.
Wee Oscar home for birthday celebrations
Published: Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Brave little Oscar Knox has returned home after undergoing weeks of cancer treatment - just in time to celebrate his birthday.
Eddie cycles the pounds away
Published: Monday, 09 September 2013
He's a familiar face in the world of healthcare, and is a keen cyclist, but Eddie Rooney hasn't always practiced what he preaches.
Sexual assault victim centre opens in NI
Published: Friday, 06 September 2013
Northern Ireland's only regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre has been opened at Antrim Area Hospital.
Drug dealers are 'leeches' on society
Published: Thursday, 05 September 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has described those involved in Northern Ireland's drugs trade as "leeches on society".
Boy starts school after op to walk
Published: Wednesday, 04 September 2013
A little boy from Co Down has an extra reason to celebrate starting school after undergoing a major operation last year to help him walk.
Flu vaccination for NI children to begin
Published: Wednesday, 04 September 2013
All children in Northern Ireland aged two and above are to receive a flu vaccine by 2015.
Brave meningitis survivor begins school
Published: Monday, 02 September 2013
For one little boy from Bangor, the journey to beginning primary school has been tougher than most.
Woman shaves head for hospice charity
Published: Friday, 30 August 2013
A Belfast woman battling ovarian cancer has taken the bold step to shave her head in front of friends and family in the name of charity.
Doctor's art skills help Africa babies
Published: Thursday, 29 August 2013
A local doctor is using his skill - not in the ward but on canvas - to help premature babies in Africa.
1 in 5 pensioners in poverty
Published: Thursday, 29 August 2013
Pensioners in Northern Ireland have the lowest incomes in the UK according to a new report.
Patient 'cleaned floor with toothbrush'
Published: Wednesday, 28 August 2013
A patient with learning difficulties was forced to use a toothbrush to clean floors at a Northern Ireland hospital, according to a report.
NI children facing 'health time-bomb'
Published: Tuesday, 27 August 2013
A leading charity is expanding its health programme in schools after research found that children in Northern Ireland were among the least active in the UK.
Man swims Lough Neagh for charity
Published: Monday, 26 August 2013
A Co Armagh man left permanently injured in a car crash has swum across Lough Neagh in 14 hours.
Mum loses Jehovah's Witness blood case
Published: Monday, 26 August 2013
A mother who opposed blood transfusions being made available to her son because they are Jehovah's Witnesses has had her wishes over-ruled by Northern Ireland's most senior judge.
Man to swim Lough Neagh for boy's op
Published: Friday, 23 August 2013
A Co Armagh man who was left permanently injured in a car crash is set to swim across Lough Neagh to raise money for a child with cerebral palsy.
Abuse inquiry team to go to Australia
Published: Thursday, 22 August 2013
A team from Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry will travel to Australia next month to talk to victims and survivors residing there.
Patients evacuated over hospital fire
Published: Thursday, 22 August 2013
A small fire has broken out in the X-Ray department of the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.
Gonorrhoea at 'highest ever' level in NI
Published: Thursday, 22 August 2013
The highest ever number of cases of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea has been recorded for Northern Ireland.
New consultation on future of care homes
Published: Wednesday, 21 August 2013
The Health and Social Care Board has published its plans for a new consultation on the closure of state-run residential care homes.
Trust pleads guilty over health breaches
Published: Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has pleaded guilty to two offences relating to breaches of health and safety legislation.
30 new jobs for Coleraine care home
Published: Monday, 19 August 2013
Thirty new positions are to be created as part of a major care home expansion project in Coleraine, Co Londonderry.
Oscar thanks ‘overwhelming’ support
Published: Friday, 16 August 2013
Wee Oscar Knox and his family have thanked everyone who sent them messages of support following the news that his cancer has returned.
Fundraising teen blogs on tumour battle
Published: Wednesday, 14 August 2013
An inspirational young teenager from Lisburn, who is battling a brain tumour, has raised over £36,000 for charity to fund awareness of the condition.
Illegal sex pills seized in Belfast
Published: Tuesday, 13 August 2013
More than 5,000 pills, including a significant quantity of erectile dysfunction pills, have been seized while on open sale in Belfast shops.
Call to honour bravery of  quarry victim
Published: Tuesday, 13 August 2013
A coroner has recommended a posthumous bravery award for a man who died trying to rescue a boy from drowning in a disused quarry in Co Down.
Man rescued from Derry flat fire
Published: Friday, 09 August 2013
A man has been rescued from a flat fire in Londonderry.
Tapir mauls girl and mum at Dublin Zoo
Published: Friday, 09 August 2013
A mum and her two-year-old daughter have received hospital treatment after being attacked by Brazilian tapir at Dublin Zoo.
Doctors call for minimum drink pricing
Published: Tuesday, 06 August 2013
Doctors are renewing their call for the minimum price for a unit of alcohol in Northern Ireland to be set at no less than 50p.
Help for drug addicts 'unsatisfactory'
Published: Monday, 05 August 2013
Unsatisfactory treatment services are available for drug addicts in Northern Ireland, a High Court judge has said.
Severely disabled teen assessed for work
Published: Saturday, 03 August 2013
The family of a severely disabled teenager have told UTV that it is insulting that she has to undergo a 13 week assessment to prove she is unable to work.

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