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High level of Trust complaints is causing concern

Concerns have been expressed after figures on the Department of Health website revealed the Southern Trust had the highest number of complaint issues relating to a number of departments.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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Getting the flu jab

New marker can identify those most at risk of flu

A mutated gene that more than doubles the risk of dying from flu has been discovered in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives.

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Northern Ireland's first air ambulance

Air ambulance’s first call-out is to boy hurt in tractor accident

The first-ever emergency flight of Northern Ireland’s new air ambulance took place at the weekend, following a farming vehicle accident.

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Eden McAlister, Katherine Walker and Miss Northern Ireland Anna Henry

Are you ready for a Sparkle Dash?

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is hosting its first ever Sparkle Dash 5k event this summer - bringing a festival of glitter and entertainment to Giants Park, Belfast on Sunday, August 6.

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A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made in 2016/17.

REVEALED: Total number of complaints made in your health trust area

A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made to health and social care (H.S.C.) trusts throughout Northern Ireland in 2016/17, according to a report released by the Department of Health.

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back strain

3/4 of office workers in pain because of jobs, survey finds

Nearly three-quarters of office workers regularly suffer from aches and pains they believe are caused by their jobs, a new survey has shown.

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Scene of the terror attacks in the London Bridge area

NI health staff will ‘learn’ from London and Manchester

The health service in Northern Ireland says it will learn from the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester in case of such an atrocity happening here.

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Charity patron Jo-Anne Dobson (third from right) with guest speakers and delegates at the 'Seeking Solutions' conference.

Dobson chairs international health conference at Stormont

Former Upper Bann MLA Jo-Anne Dobson recently chaired an international Fibromyalgia and ME conference featuring eminent speakers and researchers from the United States, Norway and London.

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Stephen McElroy

Stephen McElroy inquest: Family hoping to get answers

The family of a Ballyward boy who died just hours after he was discharged from hospital are hoping his inquest this week will answer concerns they have about the standard of care he received.

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Barbecues can be fantastic occasions but it's important to be careful when preparing food outside.

VIDEO: How to cook food safely on the BBQ

People all over Northern Ireland will be barbecuing food in their gardens this evening.
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The new laws come into force on May 20, 2017.

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Today is little battler Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday and well wishers from across the world have sent him their messages of love.

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The amount of sugar in Lucozade drinks has been reduced by 50 per cent.

Warning over Lucozade sugar reduction

People who use Lucozade drinks to treat low blood sugar levels are being urged to check the labeling on the beverage before consuming it.

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The new laws come into force this week.

E-cigarette laws to change THIS WEEK - Here's how NI vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting Northern Ireland vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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Craigavon struggling to cope with record patient numbers

One in three local patients who attended their nearest Accident and Emergency Department were kept waiting for longer than they should have.

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Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

A sick Dungannon girl travelling to London for vital surgery and her distressed parents were left stranded at the George Best airport for several hours on Monday after their Aer Lingus flight was cancelled at the last minute.

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Mental Health Awareness Week runs from May 8 to May 14.

Five things you can do to improve your mental health

It's Mental Health Awareness Week.
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DUP representatives Edwin Poots MLA and Sir Jeffrey Donaldson have welcomed the granting of full planning approval for the new health centre project at Lagan Valley Hospital.

Green light for £30m health centre plan

Plans for a new £30 million health centre development in Lisburn have officially been given the green light by planners.

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