Health

Number of people waiting over 12 hours in A&E has doubled in past year - 'appalling', says SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan
Trust launches consultation on plans to implement budget cuts of £12.5m as part of wider NI target of £70m
Ward 5 has reopened as Altnagelvin reveals 100 new nurses to qualify in September to combat closed beds due to staff shortages
Assembly report into cancer services ‘scathing’: survival rates in NI are lower than the European average, says Mark H Durkan
'Comprehensive workforce strategy' needed to combat staff shortages in Altnagelvin and other hospitals, says Sinn Féin's Raymond McCartney
Trust has "an insufficient number of qualified staff and those that we do have are overstretched" - action and investment are needed
Western Trust celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 1 - 7 Aug: series of coffee mornings in Derry/Limavady supporting breastfeeding in public
Department of Health issues new advice on physical activity and exercise for expectant mothers on https://www.nidirect.gov.uk
iFred and Western Trust to launch 'Schools for Hope' project working with schoolchildren to combat depression: 'hope is a teachable skill'
Planned cuts of £1m to nurse training budget are cancelled in government U-turn - Mark H Durkan calls the original cuts a 'fiasco'
SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan calls on parties to deliver on supply of drug Orkambi for Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

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Volunteers for Foyle Maritime Festival (July 14-22) needed! Deadline for applications is this Wednesday, June 20th
NWRC's free careers roadshow at Foyle Arena on Friday June 15 with employers Errigal Contracts, City Hotel, Garvan O’Doherty Group, Fujitsu
Western Trust's Maria Magee (pic), Gloria O'Connor, Liam Dunne and Yvonne McWhirter have won their categories in the NI Nurse of the Year
NWRC Limavady's 'Coding for Kids' computing summer camp runs from 9-11 July and will teach 9-11 yr olds code breaking and other IT skills
Bob Marley's Wailers headline Limavady's Stendhal Festival on Friday August 10 - e-tickets www.stendhalfestival.com - info line 0770 6280021