ABC Council Banbridge Community Constituency Council Election 2023 Elections Government Health Upper Bann

Savage Welcomes GP Centre Investment

Sinn Féin Cllr Kevin Savage has welcomed investment in Gilford GP centre as a positive development for rural healthcare. Cllr Savage said : ‘The single-storey extension would comprise a consultant room, a mental health suite and admin support. ‘ The new facilities will modernise the building and offer a wider range of primary care services […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Compassionate Care Award for Dympna

A nurse in the Renal Unit in Daisy Hill Hospital is the recipient of the Trust’s 2022 ‘Edel Corr Award for Compassionate Care.’ Dympna Sands is the Renal Supportive Care Coordinator and was nominated for the award by Dr Judi Graham, Renal Consultant. Edel was a highly esteemed nursing colleague who sadly passed away in […]

Community Constituency Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Family of Newry Three Year Old Launch Appeal for Kidney Transplant

The family of local child Olly Cartmill have taken to social media in a plea for a kidney donor for their little boy. Little Olly has been told by doctors that he needs a kidney transplant immediately. Speaking from social media the family of Olly Cartmill have said: “Many of you who know Olly’s story […]

Banbridge Community Constituency Health Upper Bann

New Zebra Crossings Provide Safer Access for Visually Impaired Pedestrians

A long standing member of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust’s Vision Forum has been instrumental in helping visually impaired pedestrians access their local community in a safer way. Jill Hanna worked alongside Ray Maxwell, the Trust’s Senior Vision Rehabilitation Specialist and Specialist Worker for Adults and Children with Dual Sensory, and in partnership […]

Campaigns Cost of Living Government Health Politics Stormont Westminster

UNISON Asks Where is NI Pay Offer?

Following the announcement of a pay offer to NHS staff in England UNISON’s Health Committee in Northern Ireland is now asking the question when will a pay offer be made to health staff here?  Meeting today Thursday March 16th in emergency session, UNISON’s Industrial Action planning team is asking if new money, promised by the […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Government Health Newry Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh Stormont Westminster

Executive Should Be Restored to Support Families With Childcare – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said more must be done to cut childcare costs for families and remove barriers to employment. Speaking from Washington today the party’s economy spokesperson renewed calls for a restored Executive to support families with childcare. Conor Murphy said: “Childcare is a huge issue for workers and families and can […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Downpatrick Government Health Politics South Down Stormont

McGrath Alarmed at Dire Financial Situation Facing Health Service

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has said he is alarmed at the dire financial situation facing the health service. He was speaking after attending a Department of Health briefing on Wednesday where significant financial challenges facing the department were outlined. Measures under consideration to raise funds include continuing to charge for car parking at hospitals […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Night Time Dialysis at Daisy Hill a First in Northern Ireland

Daisy Hill is the first hospital in Northern Ireland and on the island of Ireland to take part in a research trial aimed at improving the quality of life for adults with kidney disease. The Southern Health and Social Care Trust’s Renal Unit in the Newry hospital is participating in the Nightlife study; a clinical […]

Community Council Dáil Éireann Government Health Louth Louth County Council Stormont

30 Years and Beyond – CAWT Cross Border Health Partnership Celebrates Anniversary in Co. Louth

A wide range of stakeholders including government representatives from Northern Ireland and Ireland and senior health and social care officials, recently joined staff and former employees of Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) to celebrate the Partnership’s 30th anniversary. CAWT was established in 1992 by a visionary group of health and social care professionals, to improve […]

Community Government Health Stormont

New Bereavement Support Website for NI

Northern Ireland’s Bereavement Network, supported by the Department of Health and working with a wide range of stakeholders from across the HSC and beyond, will establish a new online centralised hub with information and resources for those who have been bereaved. The new website which is set to launch later this year, will bring together […]