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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 […]

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NORTHERN IRELAND TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY STATISTICS 2019/20

The Department of Health (DoH) published statistics relating to medical abortions and terminations of pregnancy during 2019/20. The statistical bulletin presents information on the number of medical abortions and terminations of pregnancy during 2019/20. The information release is published on the Department of Health’s website. Key points There were 22 terminations of pregnancy in HSC hospitals […]

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DR MCBRIDE AND DR HOLOHAN URGE EVERYONE TO STAY HOME

Chief Medical Officers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have voiced their concerns about the high levels of Covid-19 and are urging everyone to stay home. Chief Medical Officers Dr Michael McBride and Dr Tony Holohan said: “As CMOs, we are gravely concerned about the unsustainably high level of Covid-19 infection we are […]

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REVISED VISITING GUIDANCE COMES INTO EFFECT

The Department of Health has published revised guidance on visiting care settings, which comes into effect from Friday 15 January. In response to the levels of Covid-19 transmissions across the country, the four UK Chief Medical Officers recommended that we now move into alert level 5.  This impacts on the implementation of the visiting guidance in […]

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COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS: WEEK ENDING 8TH JANUARY 2021

Latest figures published today by NISRA show that 103 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in the week 2nd to 8th January 2021. The total Covid-19 related deaths figure has now surpassed 2,000, reaching 2,019. 7th January saw the joint highest number of Covid-19 related deaths occurring in any one day (25) matched by 9th April 2020 […]

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Agriculture Health

NORTHERN IRELAND WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE GROUNDWATER STATUS UPDATE 2020 STATISTICS RELEASED

Northern Ireland Water Framework Directive Groundwater status update statistics for 2020 have been published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Thursday 14th January 2021. This statistical report contains summary information on the status of groundwater for the three River Basin Districts in Northern Ireland based on data collected up to the […]

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VACCINATION PROGRAMME PUBLISHED

The Department of Health has today published the phased plan for NI’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. The Northern Ireland model for vaccine deployment has been designed to be pragmatic, agile and flexible. As has been repeatedly emphasised, the rate of progress will be dependent on the availability of vaccines, supplied as part of UK-wide arrangements. The […]