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Over 200 elderly and terminally ill patients died while awaiting discharge instead of dying at home, says Durkan
Western Trust student midwives Shauna McClelland & Donna Walmsley cared for 60 mums and babies at Malawi's Ekeendeni Missionary Hospital
Judge says health trusts ‘covered up’ circumstances of children's deaths to ‘avoid scrutiny’; a 'catalogue of negligence' says Mark H Durkan
Substance abusers: heavy drinkers (44%), drug users (27.4%) or both (28.6%) - cannabis use unchanged but rise in use of Cocaine and Ecstasy
Western Trust is first in NI to introduce 'Hospice Friendly Hospitals End of Life Symbol', which promotes dignity and respect for patients
Mark H Durkan is urging Council to lead the way in removing solid plastics, such as bottles and cups, from our waste system
Mental health is the Cinderella health service, getting just 5.5% of budget while 25% of cases are mental health-related, says Mark H Durkan
Children on Child Protection Register in Derry up 17% in a year as Western Trust declares numbers of children in its care at 'all-time high'
Health Care Assistant Denise Lynch, who made a tandem sky dive raising £705 for Ward 6 at Altnagelvin, presents a cheque to Joanne Smith
Elisha McCallion warns of potentially lethal fake drugs now in circulation designed to resemble Xanax (pictured)
Western Trust Fostering Team plea for families willing to foster a child - contact Vanessa Nelis on T: 028 8283 5264

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Lyra's murder was "a pointless and futile act to destroy the progress made over the last 20 years" say SDLP leaders
Community leaders will hold a vigil today at 2pm at Fanad Drive in Creggan for slain journalist Lyra McKee
Derry has highest rates in NI, having raised an extra £10m in recent years - a 2-year rates freeze is now needed, says Emmet Doyle
Create your own Big Lunch 2019 event to promote neighbourliness and community relations - get your starter pack at www.thebiglunch.com
Daveit Ferris is holding a fundraiser for Pet FBI on Friday May 17 upstairs in Sandino's - details on https://petfbirescue.com/ticket