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Specialist nurses to treat minor injuries at Craigavon Emergency Department

New Emergency Nurse Practitioners are to treat patients arriving at Craigavon and Daisy Hill Emergency Departments with minor injuries.

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Mum Angela vows to fight her cancer diagnosis

Strong and determined Angela McCabe is not taking her terminal cancer diagnosis laying down - and despite her illness even ran a leg of the recent Belfast Marathon.

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The Southern Trust Colorectal Nursing Team are marking Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Back L-R: Bernie Trainor (Stoma/ Coloproctology Nurse), Stacy Leathem, Macmillan Support Worker, Fiona Keegan, Macmillan Colorectal Cancer Nurse Specialist. Front L-R: Claire Young (Stoma/ Coloproctology Nurse), Cheryl Bleakney (Administrative Assistant), Lynn Berry (Stoma/ Coloproctology Nurse) Missing from photo: Tanya Garvie (Stoma/ Coloproctology Nurse).

More support for bowel conditions

Patients with bowel conditions are to benefit from developments to services in the Southern Trust’s Stoma/Coloproctology Team.

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‘Shock’ at ambulance report

A report criticising the level of cleanliness in ambulances locally ‘shocked me to the bone’, a local councillor has said.

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Jo-Anne Dobson and son Mark are home

Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and son 'home sweet home' after kidney transplant

Former UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and her son Mark are now 'home sweet home' after undergoing major surgery.
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Watchdog says Craigavon ambulances and station are ‘below standard’

Ambulances and the Ambulance Station at Craigavon were lacking in basic hygiene, a watchdog has said.

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Jo-Anne Dobson, her son Mark and a medic

Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson thanks public for their support after kidney transplant

Jo-Anne Dobson and her son Mark are today "recovering well" after their life-saving operations were carried out yesterday.
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Group’s cash boost to help families after terminal illness diagnosis

Group’s cash boost to help families after terminal illness diagnosis

Loughshore Care Partnership, which helps families cope after a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, is to benefit from a £450k cash boost.

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Former UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has donated a kidney to her son Mark

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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Picture taken this morning of Jo-Anne Dobson and her son Mark

Ex-MLA Jo-Anne Dobson gives son Mark 'ultimate gift' of life as she donates kidney

Former MLA Jo-Anne Dobson is currently in surgery donating a kidney to her son.
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An impression of how the reception might look like at the new South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon

Cost of new leisure centre spirals by £5m

The new South Lakes Leisure Centre is to cost £35 million - £5m more than first envisaged.

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

Lockhart urges smokers to be proud quitters

Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart has backed Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s call to local smokers to stub out their cigarettes and become ‘Proud Quitters’.

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Keith Anderson who has recently undergone a kidney transplant pictured with his wife, Kathy and children Alfie (7) and Libby (5). INPT10-202.

‘Rollercoaster journey’ led to life with a new kidney from his sister

Keith Anderson is a survivor - who has been given a new lease of life thanks to his only sister Paula and God’s presence with them every step of the way.

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Reuben Davis (11) who is suffering from Leukaemia

Brave Reuben, 11, faces the ‘battle of his life’

Lurgan boy Reuben Davis, who emigrated to New Zealand with his family two years ago, is battling the ‘biggest fight of his life’ after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

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John O'Dowd, MLA

O’Dowd meets mesh implant victims

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has met with men and women from Upper Bann who are suffering as a result of mesh implants.

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Storm Emma: Outpatient appointments cancelled in Southern Trust area

The Southern Trust has advised that due to the adverse weather conditions all hospital outpatients clinics have been cancelled today and tomorrow on all its sites.

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MLA’s anger as elderly man forced to wait 142 weeks for eye surgery

MLA’s anger as elderly man forced to wait 142 weeks for eye surgery

An elderly man whose deteriorating eyesight could be dramatically improved with simple surgery is being forced to wait up to 142 weeks.

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Firm offers high wage due to nurse shortage

Firm offers high wage due to nurse shortage

A nursing shortage has led to one local firm to offer nurses around £45 per hour in a bid to fill posts.

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Trust Launch

Southern Trust launches new disability and mental health service for young people

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has recently hosted an event for parents and young people to launch a new ‘Step Two’ aspect of the Intellectual Disability Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

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