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New charity partners for Trust

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust, which cares for patients in the Dungannon area, has launched a new joint partnership with PIPS Upper Bann and PIPS Hope and Support as Charity Partners for 2018-2020.

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Trust launches Excellence Awards

Trust launches Excellence Awards

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched the Excellence Awards for 2018 and is asking for members of the public to play their part and nominate a team or a member of staff for the People’s Choice Award.

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Health and wellbeing at Clonoe centre

As part of the Health and Well being Programme there will be several activities in Clonoe Community Centre over the next few months.

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Trust celebrates success of local young people

Trust celebrates success of local young people

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust recently hosted an awards event and DVD launch to celebrate the successes of young people with disabilities as they transition from children’s services to adulthood.

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Craigavon Emergency Department ‘worst yet’ amid calls for immediate action

Ambulances squeezed into the arrival bay at Craigavon Hospital’s Emergency Department last night in what was described as ‘the worst yet’ by one local politician.

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New Omagh Hospital mental health unit put on hold

New Omagh Hospital mental health unit put on hold

Plans to build a new mental health inpatient facility in Omagh have been frozen due to a lack of funding amid Northern Ireland’s political deadlock, the News Letter can reveal.

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Men get healthy at leisure centre

Men get healthy at leisure centre

Twelve local men have successfully completed the free 12-week Men’s Health Programme delivered at Dungannon Leisure Centre.

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New short stay rehab service for older people opens doors

New short stay rehab service for older people opens doors

A new short stay service from Roxborough House in Moy is offering older patients the chance to regain independence from illness or injury in a residential setting, avoiding the need for a hospital stay.

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Winter weather

Temperatures drop triggers Cold Weather Payments for 16,000 people

A drop in temperature across parts of Northern Ireland has triggered the first of this winter’s Cold Weather Payments.
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‘Help ease pressure on health services’

‘Help ease pressure on health services’

The Southern Trust is urging people to think about how they can help minimise the pressure on local health services over the winter period.

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Trust outlines its plans for ‘challenging winter’

The Southern Health Trust has outlined its plans for what it believes will be “a difficult and challenging winter period for local health and social care services.”

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Fiona wins Macmillan excellence award at London ceremony

Fiona wins Macmillan excellence award at London ceremony

A Macmillan nurse from Castledawson has won a prestigious award recognising her inspirational work supporting people affected by cancer.

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An unhappy child

Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

The NSPCC have reported a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation.

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Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Childrens Commissioner.

Steady increase in young people seeking mental health support

There has been a steady increase in the number of children and young people being referred for specialist mental health support in the Southern Trust area in the last three years.

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Lynn Elliott from Home Instead Senior Care.

Helping to change face of ageing locally

Businesswoman Lynn Elliott is changing the face of ageing after opening Northern Ireland’s first Home Instead Senior Care office - providing dignified homecare to older people in the province alongside exemplar dementia support.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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Severe injuries sustained after firework thrown into car

Police have released a series of graphic images of fireworks burns - after a woman was left with serious injuries when a lit firework was thrown into a car.
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Castledawson nurse nominated for Macmillan award

Castledawson nurse nominated for Macmillan award

A Macmillan Nurse from Castledawson has been shortlisted for a prestigious award recognising their inspirational work supporting people affected by cancer in the area.

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Southern Health Trust accused of bribing staff to take flu vaccine

The local health trust has been accused of bribing staff to take the flu vaccine.

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Prince Harry’s praise for ‘Royal’ team in Belfast

Prince Harry has personally thanked a team of health professionals from Belfast – using video technology as Storm Ophelia prevented the RVH team from making it to London to receive a prestigious award in person.

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