Poots steps up battle on health fraud
Published: Wednesday, 02 October 2013
More than 100 patients who had dental or eye care in Northern Ireland ended up in small claims court accused of misappropriating NHS treatment.
Mums back carbon monoxide campaign
Published: Monday, 30 September 2013
The mothers of two teenagers who died from carbon monoxide poisoning are getting behind a new campaign urging people to install alarms.
Mum's appeal for more blood donors
Published: Sunday, 29 September 2013
A Co Antrim mother has appealed for people to give blood to help the thousands of patients who need donations each year.
'Time as a baby behind bars made me ill'
Published: Friday, 27 September 2013
A Londonderry woman claiming her time as a baby behind bars has left her with a serious illness has appealed to the Department of Justice to help with medical costs.
Funeral held for young footballer
Published: Friday, 27 September 2013
The funeral of a footballer, who died during a game in Co Antrim last weekend, has taken place in Islandmagee.
Anger over £3m health trust travel bill
Published: Thursday, 26 September 2013
A trade union has it out after it was revealed the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust spent over £3m on travel and accommodation for its patients.
Reduction of teenage pregnancies scheme
Published: Thursday, 26 September 2013
A scheme aimed at reducing the number of teenage pregnancies has been launched in north and west Belfast by the Public Health Agency.
100 new care jobs created
Published: Tuesday, 24 September 2013
One hundred new jobs have been created for nurses and care workers following the expansion of a recruitment agency in Belfast.
Young footballer dies during match
Published: Sunday, 22 September 2013
Tributes have been paid to a young footballer who collapsed and died of a suspected heart attack during a match in Islandmagee, Co Antrim on Saturday afternoon.
Rising food prices 'stressing consumers'
Published: Sunday, 22 September 2013
Rising food prices are putting four in 10 consumers under stress, a survey by a leading consumer campaigning charity has found.
Memory walk for Alzheimer's
Published: Sunday, 22 September 2013
Over 1,500 people took part in the Alzheimer's Society's most successful ever Memory Walk at Stormont on Saturday.
Derry's life saving taxi drivers
Published: Friday, 20 September 2013
Taxi drivers in Londonderry will soon be able to offer their customers life saving service after they joined the medical front line.
Charity head defends 'gender abortions'
Published: Friday, 20 September 2013
The head of a leading abortion charity has defended her stance after causing outrage by claiming there was nothing wrong with abortions being carried out on the grounds of gender.
PSNI quizzed over abuse investigation
Published: Thursday, 19 September 2013
PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott has said he would welcome any review into child safeguarding practices as police continue a major investigation into sexual exploitation of young people.
Poots considers review into child abuse
Published: Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has said he will consider an independent review into the sexual exploitation of young people in care and elsewhere in Northern Ireland.
New £4m clinical research centre opens
Published: Wednesday, 18 September 2013
A new £4m clinical research centre has opened at Belfast City Hospital.
'Early cancer detection saves lives'
Published: Wednesday, 18 September 2013
A woman who availed of Action Cancer's breast screening service has told UTV how early detection saved her from undergoing gruelling treatment as well as saving her life.
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.

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