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‘CONTINUING HEALTHCARE IN NORTHERN IRELAND REPORT’ PUBLISHED

Health Minister Robin Swann has stressed the need to ensure that inequality issues for service users across Northern Ireland are addressed and there is regional consistency across all HSC Trusts. He was speaking following the publication today of an Analysis of Responses Report entitled ‘Continuing Healthcare in Northern Ireland: Introducing a Transparent and Fair System.’ […]

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£500 NHS Payment WILL be Taxed.

The Health Minister Robin Swann recently announced that NHS staff will receive a £500 bonus for recognition of their service during the Covid-19 Pandemic. However Clanrye News and Sport can reveal that the payment will be taxed. A spokesperson for the Department of Health has stated: “The payment is “non-consolidated”. Non-consolidated means it is not […]

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Community

Once you’re real you can’t be unreal again… by John Herron.

Most of us can remember being asked the question when we were small, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’. I distinctly recall my grandmother putting me on the spot with it as a small 6- year old boy in the presence of the visiting clergyman. ‘A pastor’, I confidently replied, and […]

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𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗘 𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗡𝗦𝗘 𝗧𝗢 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛 𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥’𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗢𝗙 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗚𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗣𝗔𝗬𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗦𝗢𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗙𝗙

The Regional Health Trade Unions acknowledge the Health Minister’s wish to recognise the fantastic role staff played and continue to play across the health family. They have been relentless in trying to ensure the population of Northern Ireland have received the best possible care under the worst of circumstances. Whilst we acknowledge this announcement and […]

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Sport

THE BEST DIET FOR FAT LOSS…by Gemma O’Hare

Your diet is made up of all the foods and drinks (yes this includes alcohol) you consume in a day. With so many types of diets, and “experts” often touting their particular diet as the best, confusion reigns supreme. There is a lot of choice out there and some of it is based in some […]

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MALLON CREATES MESSAGING PLATFORM FOR FRONT-LINE WORKERS

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has created a messaging platform for front-line workers. The platform which has been created in conjunction with Translink and Health and Social Care, provides a space in bus and train stations across Northern Ireland for messages of support, inspiration and gratitude for front-line staff who have been delivering vital services throughout […]

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HEALTH MINISTER CALLS ON PUBLIC TO REPORT CHILD PROTECTION CONCERNS

Health Minister Robin Swann has said that children’s services remain open and ready to help protect children and to support families despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister’s comment follows evidence of a significant decrease in child protection referrals in Northern Ireland in recent weeks.  Mr Swann stated: “Child protection figures can vary substantially week on week. […]

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Armagh Health Newry Politics

Coade Reaffirms Stay at Home Message

Newry and Armagh Alliance representative Jackie Coade has reaffirmed the message to stay at home during the Covid pandemic and only make journeys if absolutely necessary. Speaking on the issue Ms Coade said: “I was talking to a member of the public recently about all the things we were looking forward to post covid. Birthdays, […]

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ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR HOSPICES IN RECOGNITION OF IMPACT OF COVID-19

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced additional funding of £1.65million for hospices in Northern Ireland.   The funding, which is non-recurrent, is part of additional Covid-19 funding for 2020/21.  This is in recognition of the impact of Covid-19 and the additional costs that hospices face as they continue to provide palliative and end of life […]

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COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS: WEEK ENDING 15TH JANUARY 2021

Latest figures published by NISRA show that 156 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in the week 9th to 15th January 2021, the highest weekly number since the pandemic began. The total number of Covid-19 related deaths that occurred up to 15th January 2021 has now reached 2,186. Two days, the 11th and 7th January 2021, saw […]