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Community Government Health Newry Stormont

Breast Screening Crucially Important

The Health Minister has highlighted the importance of cancer screening following a visit to a Mobile Breast Screening Unit at Dromalane House in Newry. Health Minister Robin Swann visiting a Mobile Breast Screening Unit During the visit Minister Swann was able to see how the mobile unit operated and speak to staff and women using […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Government Health South Down Stormont

McGrath Questions Response to Monkeypox

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has questioned the response to Monkeypox in the North. He was speaking after 27 cases of the virus were confirmed here, with the World Health Organisation labelling the ongoing outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Mr McGrath said the situation underscored the negative impact of not having a […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government Health Louth

Concerns Raised About Long Waiting Lists for Eye Examinations

Children over 12 in Louth will be referred to private opticians so that HSE staff can begin to clear the massive backlog in referrals, Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú has revealed. The Sinn Féin TD said the information had come in response to a parliamentary question he put to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly before […]

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

Council Tackles Dog Fouling in Responsible Dog Ownership Campaign

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has relaunched its public awareness campaign to tackle the ongoing issue of dog fouling and raise awareness of ‘Responsible Dog Ownership’ in our district. The campaign was previously developed in partnership with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, which is an independent charity dedicated to creating a cleaner, greener and more […]

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Climate Community Health

Wildfire Risk as We Enter Meteorological Heatwave!

As we enter a ‘meteorological heatwave’, NI Water is appealing to visitors in mountain areas, particularly the Mournes, that there is a real risk of wildfires. The recent spell of dry weather has increased hazard warnings for wildfires. Coupled with this, the risk has risen due to an increase in activities such as littering, use […]

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Community Health

Multi Million Pound Health Project Closes on a High

Almost 7,000 older people have benefitted from the mPower project over the last five years. Shared learning experiences, social connections, and the provision of digital care solutions for both home and health were just some of the outcomes from this project which has exceeded all of its targets. The success of mPower will also pave […]

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Community Constituency Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Southern Area Hospice Launch 2022 Annual Car Draw

Southern Area Hospice Services are delighted to launch their 2022 Annual Car Draw with their ‘Win a Hyundai i10’ competition! This competition will give people the chance to win a Hyundai i10 1.0 SE with one year’s free insurance – all whilst raising vital funds for Southern Area Hospice Services.                 Southern Area Hospice are […]

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Armagh Business Constituency Health Newry Newry and Armagh

McKeevers Chemists Scoops Major Award

Local pharmacy group McKeevers Chemists have scooped up the Community Pharmacy Covid Champions of the Year Award at a recent gala ceremony in Belfast. McKeevers Chemists are fast becoming one of Northern Ireland’s largest and fastest growing community-based pharmacy groups with stores across Northern Ireland, England and the Republic of Ireland. Reacting to the award, […]

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Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Healthcare Recognition Payment Due in August

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has welcomed indications from Health Minister Robin Swann MLA that the one off special recognition payment for healthcare workers will be issued in August. The DUP MP has been engaging the Minister over recent months to progress the payment as soon as possible. Commenting, the Upper Bann DUP representative said: […]

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Banbridge Climate Community Constituency Government Infrastructure Stormont Upper Bann

Northern Ireland Still Lagging Behind on Electric Vehicle Charging Provision

Northern Ireland is still lagging behind when it comes to the introduction of electric vehicle charging provision, Alliance MLA Eóin Tennyson has said, after it was revealed the Department for Infrastructure (DFI) was still only engaging in discussions with other Departments on the issue. Responding to an Assembly question, the DFI stated it was still […]