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Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Positive Impact of NI Kidney Research Fund Marked in Westminster

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart joined with huge crowds in Waringstown on Friday night at the Vintage Cavalcade in aid of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund and praised the work of the charity in providing financial support towards kidney research for the last fifty years. Speaking at the event, Carla Lockhart said: “The Vintage […]

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

Council Provides Free Health MOTs for Men’s Health Week

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council hosted a Men’s Health Event in partnership with the Rural Health Partnership Clanrye Group, Bolster, Rural Health Partnership, the Council’s Health and In-equalities dept, P.I.P.S, and Aware NI on Thursday 16 June in Slieve Gullion. The event included free taster workshops, activities and health checks as part of a […]

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Community Constituency Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Comedy and Mocktails Provide A Night You WILL Remember

Over three-quarters of adults in Northern Ireland drink alcohol but consuming too much can seriously affect our health. Therefore, to mark Alcohol Awareness Week between 20-26 June, a comedy and mocktail night was held at Centred Soul, Newry on Friday 24 June to help understand our drinking behaviour and explore our relationship with alcohol. The […]

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Government Health Politics Stormont

Health Minister Robin Swann Awarded Politician of the Year

Health Minister Robin Swann has been awarded Politician of the Year 2022 at the Civility in Politics Awards (CIPA), London. The CIPA awards celebrate positive politics and encourage thoughtful and reflective public debate.  Politician of Year is one of four award categories to which the public can nominate.  This year’s awards attracted over 200 nominees. Speaking […]

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Constituency Downpatrick Government Health South Down Stormont

McGrath Welcomes Trial of Body-Worn Cameras for Ambulance Staff 

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has welcomed a trial of body-worn cameras for ambulance staff. Mr McGrath said it was deeply regrettable the trial had been introduced after a rise in assaults on staff. He said that any measure that would increase protection by discouraging the abuse of staff should be considered. South Down MLA […]

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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Council Government Health Lurgan Portadown Sport

Lord Mayor Greenfield Announces Extension to SHSCT Adult Learning Disability Carers’ Get Active Card

Newly elected Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Paul Greenfield announces extension to eligibility and duration of the Carers’ Get Active Card Pilot Scheme. Led by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, and Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the collaborative initiative offers a 20% discount to normal membership fees across all […]

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Community Constituency Health Newry and Armagh South Down Upper Bann

Innovative Medical Imaging System to Benefit Patients in the Southern Trust

Southern Health and Social Care Trust are one amongst of number of Trusts across Northern Ireland to benefit from the introduction of a Digital Pathology solution that with benefit patients, staff, and regional services. The Northern Ireland Digital Pathology project, which has been implemented by Business Services Organisation (BSO), is part of Northern Ireland’s Picture […]

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Community Health

Dungannon Workhouse Memorial Garden Opening

A special event was held recently to mark the official opening of The Dungannon Workhouse Memorial Garden at South Tyrone Hospital. The garden was created by The Southern Trust as a memorial to all those men, women and children who are buried on the site and includes a special engraved stone in their memory. Members […]

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Community Health Politics

Workers Will Still Struggle! – UNISON

UNISON members have heard that mileage rates will be adjusted in response to their sustained pressure in the workplace and at the bargaining table.  Rising fuel costs punched a hole in the UK wide AFC allowances and have left many workers in serious difficulties. These Allowances form part of the UK wide terms and conditions […]

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Campaigns Community Daisy Hill Government Health Politics Stormont

Health Trust Staff Mileage Increased

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a mileage rate increase for Health Trust staff. The increase applies to work-related car travel by Agenda for Change (AfC) staff, including Trust employed domiciliary care workers and district nurses. The current rates are 56ppm for the first 3,500 miles, and 20ppm for each mile thereafter. After considering a […]