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Lisburn and Castlereagh tops life expectancy chart

Life expectancy in the Lisburn and Castlereagh area is higher than in any other part of Northern Ireland, according to the latest government figures.

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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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Local fibro group meeting planned

The next meeting of the Lisburn Fibromyalgia Support Group is taking place on Thursday December 7 from 11am-1pm in Bridge Community Centre, Railway Street, Lisburn.

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Dr Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission, Mayor Tim Morrow and Dr Theresa Donaldson, LCCC Chief Executive with some of the councils Health Champions.

Council shows commitment to promoting good mental health

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has shown its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its staff by signing up to the Mental Health Charter.

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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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Staff from the Trust's equipment service showing the sort of aids they would like returned.

Trust appeals to people to return vital equipment they no longer need

The South Eastern Health Trust is appealing to the public to search their attics, spare rooms and garages for any specialist rehabilitation equipment they no longer need.

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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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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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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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Grieving mum makes asthma awareness video

The mother of a young man who died after a severe asthma attack has made a moving video to highlight how serious the condition can be.

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Runners line up for the start of the Resurgam Fun Run in the Old Warren area of Lisburn. The race was started by Mayor Tim Morrow.

Resurgam Fun Run promotes healthy living

More than 175 people took part in the recent Resurgam Trust Fun Run in the Old Warren area of Lisburn.

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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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