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Mayor backs Asthma project after emotional meeting with Green family

It was an emotional meeting between the Green family, whose son Tiernan died last year from an asthma attack, and Lord Mayor of ABC Council Gareth Wilson.

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Little Anthony Black pictured shortly after his premature birth almost 2 years ago with dad, Lee. INPT07-212.

Plea for Anthony to get life-changing treatment

He will turn two years old next week but little Anthony Black has not yet eaten a proper meal, however, his mum Alicja hopes to remedy that with a life-changing treatment

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Conor Mitchell

Family say questions remain over care of teenager Conor Mitchell after scathing Hyponatremia Inquiry report,

The family of Conor Mitchell, whose sudden and unexplained death was part of the Hyponatremia Inquiry, said questions about his care remain unanswered.

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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -  17th January 2017''Bannview Medical Practice, Bannview Medical Practice, Portadown Health & Care Centre, Tavanagh Avenue, Portadown. ''Photographer - � Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Trust appoints new lead GP at Bannview Practice

A Clinical Lead GP has finally been appointed to Bannview Medical Practice a year after the Southern Health Trust took over the surgery.

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New Alzheimer’s Support Group

New Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Society are launching a Carers Support Group on Tuesday mornings at the Jethro Centre Flush Place 11am – 12.15pm.

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Ambulances queue at Craigavon Area Hospital on Monday night

Scene of ‘hellish chaos’ in casualty says 81-year-old

‘Chaos,’ was what an 81-year-old woman witnessed at Craigavon Hospital’s Emergency Department as she waited for treatment on Monday night.

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Apology after Trust cancels operations

An apology has been issued by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust after more than 220 planned operations were cancelled within a month.

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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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Sinn Féin welcome £3.37m investment for aseptic suite at Craigavon Hospital

Sinn Féin welcome £3.37m investment for aseptic suite at Craigavon Hospital

A new £3.37m investment in a new aseptic suite at Craigavon Hospital has been welcomed by Sinn Fein.

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The Reaney family, dad, Stephen, Amber (1), mum, Jane and Abigail (2).INPT02-208.

Poorly Abigail has been ‘let down by the system’, says Dad

The parents of little Abigail Reaney were forced to abandon an important hospital appointment after her patient transport arrived late.

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Craigavon Area Hospital

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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Demand for MLAs to resign amid health crisis

Demand for MLAs to resign amid health crisis

Calls for MLAs to resign and to shut down the NI Assembly have been made by UKiP amid the current health crisis.

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The number of patients at A&E departments over the holiday period was 4% higher than last year

Nurses’ body ‘warned of A&E crisis two weeks ago’

The Royal College of Nursing said it gave advance warning of the exceptional crisis on A&E departments over the holiday period two weeks ago.

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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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David and Sharon Bell with children Jessica, nine, Victoria, six, Joshua, four,  and baby Thomas

Baby Thomas receives gift of life after liver transplant

A Portadown couple is looking forward to a very special Christmas now that their youngest son, who was born with a rare liver disease, is home following a life-saving transplant.

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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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Emergency Department ‘running hot’ with Christmas expected to inflate pressures

Craigavon Hospital’s Emergency Department is ‘running hot’ and is expected to get even busier over Christmas, warned Ulster Unionist MLA Doug Beattie.

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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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Waves Leisure Complex.

Local leisure centre hosts free swims

Free swims are being organised by the local leisure centres in the run up to Christmas.

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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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