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‘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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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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Preparing an injection

Thousands eligible to receive shingles vaccination - are you?

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

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Southern Trust to make £6.4m in cuts despite £40m cash injection for health

Almost £6.5m in cuts to services in the Southern Trust are to go ahead, despite a £40m cash injection into health across NI.

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Praxis World Mental Health Day stand at Tesco in Magherafelt.

Mental Health Day is marked in Magherafelt

Praxis Care marked the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day on 10th October by holding an information stand at Tesco in Magherafelt.

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Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

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The average life expectancies in Northern Ireland for men and women are 78.3 and 82.3 years respectively.

REVEALED: Life expectancy in your area

The life expectancies for men and women living in the 11 local council areas of Northern Ireland have been revealed.

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Grieving mum makes asthma awareness video

The mother of a young man who died after a severe asthma attack has made a moving video to highlight how serious the condition can be.

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VIDEO: Humanoid robots a step closer as synthetic muscle developed

Humanoid robots are a 'strong' step closer after engineers developed synthetic muscle that can lift a thousand times its own weight.

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TV personality Eamonn Holmes visits the Northern Ireland Hospice in north Belfast and chats with patient Ursula Burns. Photo by Pacemaker Belfast

Eamonn Holmes: People don’t come to NI Hospice to die, they come here to live

TV star Eamonn Holmes, who grew up a short distance from Northern Ireland Hospice’s adult and children’s facilities in north Belfast, said he had witnessed an amazing transformation.

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Charlotte and Billy Caldwell with the historic prescription outside Castlederg Group Surgery

Festival to celebrate Co Tyrone boy saved by cannabis oil

An event this Saturday is to celebrate the remarkable recovery of an 11-year-old Co Tyrone boy who had been sent home to die in 2006.

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