Poots takes action over care failings
Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has spoken of his anger at the serious failings within the health service which have prompted him to brief MLAs on a programme of action to improve standards of care.
Ruling over future of brain damaged baby
Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2014
A baby who suffered irreversible brain damage can be removed from a ventilator keeping him alive, the High Court has ruled.
Fixers teen recalls anorexia struggle
Published: Friday, 04 April 2014
A Co Antrim teenager working on a Fixers project to help anorexia sufferers has recalled his own struggle with the illness which put him in hospital for a year when he was just 13.
Trust director speaks about baby deaths
Published: Thursday, 03 April 2014
A senior director of the Northern Trust has said he wishes to meet the families of babies Erin McAuley and Cara Rocks, who died while in the Trust's care, to apologise in person.
Trust apologises for another baby death
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The Northern Trust has apologised unreservedly for the death of another baby at the Causeway Hospital - stating that the care provided "fell short" of the standard expected.
Poots sorry over Trust baby death
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has apologised to a Ballycastle family who lost their new born baby girl after a catalogue of failures in the health service.
Irish travel warning over Ebola outbreak
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Irish citizens are being warned against travelling to the West African countries of Guinea and Liberia, amid an Ebola outbreak which has already killed over 80 people.
Chief medical officer's obesity concern
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The chief medical officer has said obesity is the most significant public health issue facing this generation and has called for minimum alcohol pricing to be introduced and further restrictions imposed on smokers.
Family speak out over Trust baby death
Published: Tuesday, 01 April 2014
The parents of a baby girl who died in a Northern Trust hospital because there was no theatre available to perform an emergency section have spoken to UTV about their devastating loss.
Hygiene probe at School of Dentistry
Published: Monday, 31 March 2014
An investigation is underway into hygiene problems at the Royal School of Dentistry in Belfast after it emerged that a number of instruments were not sterilised properly.
Poots asked to consider his position
Published: Monday, 31 March 2014
The chair of the health committee at Stormont has called for Health Minister Edwin Poots to consider his position.
Wee Oscar in fight for his life
Published: Saturday, 29 March 2014
Messages of support have been sent to Oscar Knox, the brave Co Antrim five-year-old who has been battling a rare form of cancer, after his family revealed his health has deteriorated "significantly" over the past week.
Trust investigates deaths of 11 patients
Published: Friday, 28 March 2014
The Northern Health Trust is investigating the deaths of 11 patients, including five babies.
Tears as deaf woman hears for first time
Published: Friday, 28 March 2014
Over 800,000 people have been watching the life-changing moment when a woman who had been deaf since birth was able to hear for the first time.
QUB breakthrough in cancer treatment
Published: Friday, 28 March 2014
Scientists at Queen's University in Belfast have made a "breakthrough" in the treatment of women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
Royal patients in over 25-hour bed wait
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Two patients waited for over 25 hours before they were given a bed at the Emergency Department at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital on Wednesday.
New chief appointed to health board
Published: Tuesday, 25 March 2014
A new chief executive has been appointed to the Health and Social Care Board.
New service for kids with chest conditions
Published: Monday, 24 March 2014
A new medical service has been launched to aid children suffering from serious chest illness in Northern Ireland.
'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.

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