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Care worker job opportunities: Health trust launches recruitment drive

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust is seeking to recruit 30 new domiciliary care workers.

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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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Robbie Butler MLA (centre) with Unison officials Fiona Jess and Peter Vayro at Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn.

Making patients wait over a year for an appointment is completely abhorrent, says MLA

Lagan Valley MLA Robbie Butler has described the health service waiting times crisis as “a tragedy”.

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An organ donor

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Robbie Butler MLA with Stacey Patterson from Inspire.

MLA’s office becomes an ‘Inspiration Point’

Lagan Valley MLA Robbie Butler has teamed up with leading local wellbeing charity Inspire to create an ‘Inspiration Point’ at his constituency office in Lisburn.

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Lagan Valley Hospital.

Almost a quarter of outpatients waiting more than a year for an appointment

More than 14,000 patients in the South Eastern Health Trust area have been waiting more than a year for a first consultant-led outpatient appointment, according to the government’s latest figures.

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Lagan Valley Hospital.

Public meeting: Have your say on health cuts plan

Local people have been urged to have their say on controversial plans by the South Eastern Health Trust to cut services in a bid to save cash.

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Lisburn slimmers step up for charity

Lisburn slimmers step up for charity

A group of slimmers from the Lisburn area Slimming World groups have been supporting Cancer Research UK by increasing their step count.

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Philip Dean, Chairman of The Resurgam Trust.

Trust urges politicians to ‘unite to save lives’

The chairman of the Lisburn-based Resurgam Trust has appealed to Northern Ireland’s politicians to “put the health and wellbeing of their communities first.”

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Thousands raised at annual charity football tournament

Two families whose lives have been affected by Motor Neurone Disease came together to raise over £3,000 for the charity.

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SDLP representatives, including Cllr Johnny McCarthy and Colin McGrath MLA, joined Unison members at their picket outside the South Eastern Trust Board meeting on Thursday afternoon.

Health cuts: Concern over Trust’s plans to make £10m of savings

Local political representatives have expressed concerns at proposals by the South Eastern Health Trust to cut services in order to achieve savings totalling more than £10million.

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Police officers stand next to the van involved on an attack in Las Ramblas

Barcelona terror attack: PSNI issue advice to holidaymakers

The PSNI has issued potentially life-saving advice for local people on what to do in the event of a firearm or weapons attack abroad in the wake of the Barcelona attack.

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Local families are being urged to get active when Beat the Street returns to Lisburn next month.

Beat the Street is back and bigger than ever

Beat the Street – the hugely popular physical activity initiative that got thousands of people walking and cycling in 2016 – is set to return to Lisburn this September and is bigger than ever.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

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William McMullan (centre), who took on new challenges with ManPowered, with Maresa McGettigan and Gerry McElwee, from Cancer Focus NI.

Men invited to take on a new challenge

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has thrown down the gauntlet to local men with low risk prostate cancer, urging them to take up a new challenge and enjoy life to the full.

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Pond Park Care Home. Pic by Google

‘We really can’t fault the care our parents receive’

A local family have praised the standard of care provided at Pond Park Care Home in Lisburn.

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Pond Park Care Home. Pic by Google

Care home owners say action plan is addressing safety concerns

The owners of Pond Park Care Home in Lisburn say they have implemented “a comprehensive action plan” to address concerns about the safety and wellbeing of residents.

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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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