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Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and son doing well after kidney transplant

Former UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and her son Mark are both recovering well after she gave him the gift of new life in the form of one of her kidneys.

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Roy Beggs MLA, Carla Lockhart MLA, Robbie Butler MLA, Gerry McElwee from Cancer Focus NI and Paula Bradshaw MLA.

Butler urges smokers to be proud quitters

Lagan Valley MLA Robbie Butler has backed Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s call to local smokers to stub out their cigarettes and become ‘Proud Quitters’.

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Raising awareness: Health Visitor Clare Walsh, Health Visiting Manager Deirdre Ward and Cathrine Reid, Head of Service for GP Out of Hours, with Emma Murtagh and her children Pippa and Henry.

Trust helping parents choose the right service

The Southern Trust’s Health Visiting Team is encouraging parents to make the best use of the GP Out of Hours service.

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‘World breakthrough’ in Cameron’s brain tumour battle

As brave Cameron Truesdale flies back to Mexico to receive further treatment for his brain tumour his mum this week reflected on a ‘world breakthrough’.

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Winter weather

Temperatures drop triggers Cold Weather Payments for 16,000 people

A drop in temperature across parts of Northern Ireland has triggered the first of this winter’s Cold Weather Payments.
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An unhappy child

Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

The NSPCC have reported a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation.

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Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Children's Commissioner.

Steady increase in young people seeking mental health support

There has been a steady increase in the number of children and young people being referred for specialist mental health support in the Southern Trust area in the last three years.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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Southern Trust Radiographers won the Health and Social Care Leadership Award for Leadership and Culture.

Trust staff recognised at major awards event

Allied Health Professionals from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust have been recognised amongst the best in Northern Ireland at the 2017 Advancing Healthcare Awards.

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Parking enforcement at hospital

Parking enforcement at hospital

Parking enforcement arrangements are to begin at Daisy Hill Hospital on Monday November 6.

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Life and death matters at meeting

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is hosting public events to encourage people to come together to discuss what matters to you in your living and dying.

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Prince Harry’s praise for ‘Royal’ team in Belfast

Prince Harry has personally thanked a team of health professionals from Belfast – using video technology as Storm Ophelia prevented the RVH team from making it to London to receive a prestigious award in person.

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Preparing an injection

Thousands eligible to receive shingles vaccination - are you?

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

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Mark Gordon who is running the Dublin Marathon in aid of charity Kidney Care UK limbering up and launching his Just Giving page with former local MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and William Johnston, Kidney Care UK Northern Ireland Advocacy Officer.

Mark’s marathon run in memory of his mum

Mark Gordon, a Banbridge financial advisor and Waringstown resident, has kicked off his fundraising effort for charity Kidney Care UK.

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Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

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Cameron Truesdale

Cameron doing well after his first treatment

Young Cameron Truesdale is recovering well ‘with minimal side affects’ after his latest treatment in Mexico.

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The average life expectancies in Northern Ireland for men and women are 78.3 and 82.3 years respectively.

REVEALED: Life expectancy in your area

The life expectancies for men and women living in the 11 local council areas of Northern Ireland have been revealed.

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VIDEO: Humanoid robots a step closer as synthetic muscle developed

Humanoid robots are a 'strong' step closer after engineers developed synthetic muscle that can lift a thousand times its own weight.

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TV personality Eamonn Holmes visits the Northern Ireland Hospice in north Belfast and chats with patient Ursula Burns. Photo by Pacemaker Belfast

Eamonn Holmes: People don’t come to NI Hospice to die, they come here to live

TV star Eamonn Holmes, who grew up a short distance from Northern Ireland Hospice’s adult and children’s facilities in north Belfast, said he had witnessed an amazing transformation.

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