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With 140 people in Northern Ireland awaiting transplants, Western Trust hopes people will 'have a heart' and take organ donor card this week
Dept of Health to invest £3.9m in General Practice, including a 1% increase in GP's wages
As inflation hits 3.1%, Department of Health approves a paltry 1% pay rise for health and social care workers in NI
Some of 250 acute care centres monitored say they will close due to lack of nursing staff, says Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority
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

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