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Campaigns Community Daisy Hill Government Health Politics Stormont

NHS Action Short of Strike Action Starts This Week

UNISON and NIPSA members in all employment areas in the health service in Northern Ireland will begin action short of strike action from Monday 5 December. Health service wide strike action will take place on Monday 12 December. This is the first strike in the health service since 2019. A return to strike action is a reflection of […]

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Community Constituency Health Newry Newry and Armagh

PIPS to Hold Annual Christmas Service

Every year, PIPS Hope & Support welcomes suicide bereaved families and friends to a Christmas Service of Remembrance, Hope & Healing to celebrate the life of their loved ones and to gain comfort from Personal Reflections, Poems, Beautiful Music & Singing, a Candlelight Possession and a Memory Tree service. This years’ service will take place […]

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Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann

Nurses Should Have Fair Pay – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd has said nurses should have fair pay and safe conditions, and that the British Chancellor needs to step up and support our health workers. Speaking after RCN announced that they will strike, the MLA said: “The last thing our nurses should have to do is take to the streets in strike […]

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

Tory Budget Highlights the Cost of DUP Boycott – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said hospital waiting lists will grow, companies will go out of business and jobs will be lost because of the DUP’s refusal to allow the Executive to set a budget.  Responding to the budget set by the British Government, Conor Murphy said: “A three-year budget which I proposed to the […]

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Campaigns Community Cost of Living Government Health Politics Stormont Westminster

NIPSA Health Members Vote Overwhelmingly in Favour of Industrial Action

The NIPSA ballot for industrial action in Health has returned a 92.62% vote for strike action and 97.03% for action short of strike action.  The NIPSA Health Panel, which represents all branches in Health & Social Care and Health Arm’s Length Bodies, has therefore authorised industrial action in early December including Strike Action and Action […]

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Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

MP Urges Government to Direct More Resources to Pancreatic Cancer Fight

Carla Lockhart MP has called for the Government to invest greater levels of funding to support research into the causes and treatments of pancreatic cancer, and called for a greater focus on early diagnosis of this aggressive form of cancer. Speaking in a debate in Westminster, Carla Lockhart said: “The words pancreatic cancer strike fear […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Health Infrastructure Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

73 New Homes for Newry

Sinn Féin Councillor Declan Murphy has welcomed the approval of planning for 73 New homes in Newry as part of the Pearses gate development on Merchant Quay. Commenting on the news of the approval, Councillor Murphy said: “Over 70 new homes will now be built for workers and families in the heart of Newry.  “There […]

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Business Community Constituency Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Newry Private Clinic Announces Launch with £3m Investment over 5 years

Having recently acquired Newry Private Clinic, Newry couple Mr David & Mrs Laura McCaul have announced the revamped Newry Private Clinic with a significant investment of £3m in the 5,000 square-foot private premises over the next 3 – 5 years, located in the heart of Newry City Centre. A special Grand Opening event was held […]

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Community Constituency Health Lurgan Newry Newry and Armagh Portadown

Welcoming International Nurses!

The Southern Trust is welcoming 133 new international nurses to join their team in the coming months. The new recruits, mostly from India and Zimbabwe, will take up permanent posts across Craigavon, Daisy Hill, Lurgan and South Tyrone hospitals. The most recent group to arrive have started a new 12 week induction programme, specifically organised […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Government Health Newry Newry and Armagh Politics Stormont

‘Suffering cancer patients need Executive formed’ – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said the growing waiting lists for cancer treatment is a life and death issue and he has called again on the DUP to end its block of the Executive.   The Newry & Armagh MLA said:   “The numbers of people here waiting on cancer treatment longer than the target of […]