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Western Trust's Bernie Michaelides MBE has received the title of Queen's Nurse to recognise her commitment to high standards of patient care
A report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Ireland slams 'no progress’ on child health policy, says Mark H Durkan MLA
Anxiety? Depression? Poor Sleep? Western Trust to run free weekly stress control sessions in Foyle Arena from Thurs 10 Jan to Thurs 14 Feb
New courses will focus on outdoor play, nutrition, reducing anxiety in children and managing challenging behaviour - leading to OCN Award
Names like dear, love, girls and lads banned in southern hospitals, as are names referring to ailments such as 'the one with the hip'
NWRC student Caitlin Hasson has won a £5,500 pa JP McManus Scholarship to continue her physiotherapy studies in Manchester
Western Trust awarded first ever Macmillan Quality Environment Mark for excellent cancer care standards at the Macmillan Centre Altnagelvin
Dept of Health is proposing a 3% pay rise for health and social care staff for 2018-19
Dept of Finance today set public sector pay policy for 2018/19 and is moving away from limiting increases to 1%
Mark H Durkan welcomes exploration of a cross-border paediatric pathology service to avoid babies being transported to Liverpool
Deceased babies and children will be sent to Liverpool for autopsy from January 2019 - post mortems will take at least a week

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Council said it is launching an investigation due to an increase in illegal dumping in the Glassagh Road area of Creggan
Three drivers being treated in hospital after 3-vehicle accident on the Clanabogan Road in Omagh at around 10pm last night, Saturday 13 July
Two masked men with knife threatened female server in shop at Drumleck Gardens at 10.20pm last night, stole money and cigarettes
UN says we have 11 years to avert climate disaster - radical and rapid change is crucial, says People Before Profit Cllr Shaun Harkin
Millennium Forum has opened a new Sensory Room, a quiet space for children with autism and sensory needs