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Craigavon Emergency Department ‘worst yet’ amid calls for immediate action

Ambulances squeezed into the arrival bay at Craigavon Hospital’s Emergency Department last night in what was described as ‘the worst yet’ by one local politician.

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Craigavon Area Hospital A&E staff ‘burnt out’

Craigavon Area Hospital’s emergency department experienced a high volume of patients yesterday as staff complained of being “burnt out” due to winter pressures.

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Author Catherine Campbell posted this picture on Facebook along with a tribute to eight-year-old Lucy Parke

Large crowd celebrates life of inspirational Lucy Parke

The funeral took place on Thursday of Lucy Parke – the little girl from Co Down who inspired others in her battle with a rare ageing condition.

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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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Author Catherine Campbell posted this picture on Facebook along with a tribute to eight-year-old Lucy Parke

Tragic Lucy hailed for part in highlighting rare fatal illness

The ageing disease which claimed the life of eight-year-old Lucy Parke on New Year’s Day is a very rare and fatal condition with no known cure.

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Lucy Parke with her mother Stephanie

Heartbreaking loss of ‘special little girl’

A brave eight-year-old from Co Down who “touched the lives of everyone who knew her” has lost her battle with an extremely rare ageing disease.

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Barbara and her husband David

Stroke survivor Barbara Parr: ‘I knew what I wanted to say but the words just wouldn’t come out’

Barbara had her stroke in September 2014 when she became suddenly ill while visiting her mother’s house. Barbara didn’t realise she was having a stroke – but her friend Tara, a nurse, happened to be with her and quickly realised something was wrong and took her to Craigavon Area Hospital.

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‘Help ease pressure on health services’

‘Help ease pressure on health services’

The Southern Trust is urging people to think about how they can help minimise the pressure on local health services over the winter period.

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Trust outlines its plans for ‘challenging winter’

The Southern Health Trust has outlined its plans for what it believes will be “a difficult and challenging winter period for local health and social care services.”

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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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Southern Health Trust accused of bribing staff to take flu vaccine

The local health trust has been accused of bribing staff to take the flu vaccine.

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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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Southern Trust to make £6.4m in cuts despite £40m cash injection for health

Almost £6.5m in cuts to services in the Southern Trust are to go ahead, despite a £40m cash injection into health across NI.

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