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.
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill is joined by Chief Executive, Jacqui Dixon; Head of Leisure, Matt McDowell and Valley Leisure Centre Manager, Sean Doherty for the official reopening of the Valley Leisure Centre fitness suite.

Mayor re-opens new Valley fitness suite

The Valley Leisure Centre fitness suite has been re-opened following a £230,000 investment from Antrim and Newtownabbey Council.

Professor Joe OSullivan's albums have been inspired by the cancer patients he has treated

Top doctor’s musical tribute to his cancer ‘warriors’

One of Ulster’s leading cancer doctors has paid a musical tribute to some of the patients he has treated at Belfast City Hospital’s cancer centre.

Staff member Denise Campbell and Wood Green manager Tiago Moreira are hoping to create a gentleman's club at the care home

Care home needs help to create pub

One of NI’s most recently opened care homes has come up with an innovative idea to help male residents suffering from dementia rekindle happy memories.


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.

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.

Whiteabbey Hospital (image Google)

Reprieve for Whiteabbey as Trust scraps majority of ‘major’ cuts proposals

A series of controversial proposals which would have seen the closure of wards at Whiteabbey Hospital have been scrapped by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

Whiteabbey Hospital. Pic by Google.

Health cuts exercise labelled ‘pointless and chaotic’

A local MLA has hit out at what he describes as the ultimately pointless exercise from the Health Department, to demand undeliverable and dangerous savings, only for many to now be abandoned.

Protestors showed their opposition to the proposed cuts at Stormont.

Healthcare funding provides ‘short-term respite’

A £40 million cash injection will reduce the need for the most controversial cuts to healthcare in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has said.

Air Ambulance NI

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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‘Wrong drugs’ caused fatality - panel suspends pharmacist for seven months

A pharmacist convicted of supplying the wrong drugs to a grandmother who later died has been suspended from practising for seven months.

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.


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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Proposed cuts ‘will impact most vulnerable’

A series of proposed cuts by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust could put the “most vulnerable” at risk, it has been suggested.


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.

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.

Whiteabbey Hospital. Pic by Google.

Proposed cuts to be discussed

A public meeting is due to take place to inform residents about proposed cuts that could be introduced by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

An organ donor

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

Michael Dickson has completed the "Seven Sevens" challenge.

Retired PE teacher takes on the Mournes

Greenisland man Michael Dickson has completed the “Seven Sevens” challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

A general view of a hospital corridor

Health waiting times grow even worse

Crucial health service waiting list times have continued to worsen, according to the latest set of figures released today.

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