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New special unit at Belfast City Hospital will treat women suffering from the consequences of vaginal mesh implants
Public Health Agency secures grant from Burdett Trust to employ and maintain nurses for elderly care in NI
Disabled people subjected to humiliating assessments as Personal Independence Payment (PIP) takes over from DLA, says Nicola Mallon MLA
Families' issues included waiting lists for occupational therapy, speech services, direct payments for respite and transition services
Mark H Durkan has welcomed health board approval for Abraxane, which can extend the life of pancreatic cancer sufferers by 3 years
The Western Trust has postponed routine outpatient appointments and routine treatments for this afternoon at Altnagelvin and Omagh hospitals
New funding means Trust now needs only low-impact cuts in supplier spending, and additional recruitment
Political agreement needed to release additional £40m allocations for health budget, says Mark H Durkan
The Department of Health is being given an additional £40 million for spending between now and April 2018 while facing £70m of cuts
Western Trust appeals for foster carers: info seminars Tues 17th Oct 7.30pm in Da Vinci's, Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Fir Trees Strabane
Derry beats Rome & Vienna to host 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, hosting 600 delegates in 2019

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Man (est. age 19) with face covered entered supermarket at Bond St last night at 9pm armed with bat, forced staff to open till
Western Trust, Belfast Trust and Southern Trust issue apology to families for five child deaths caused by hyponatremia (low sodium levels)
Peace IV funds go to Steelstown Brian Og's GAC, Galliagh Rainbow Child and Family Centre and Greater Shantallow Community Art
New route from Bishop St via Shipquay St, around back of Guildhall into Waterloo Pl, and down Strand Rd finishing at Strand Rd Car Park
'Design Your Own Xmas Jumper' winners L-R Teagan McCallion, Patrick Mooney, Betty Doherty of Tower Museum and Jodie Kennedy