Health

Western Trust's Bernie Michaelides MBE has received the title of Queen's Nurse to recognise her commitment to high standards of patient care
New special unit at Belfast City Hospital will treat women suffering from the consequences of vaginal mesh implants
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)

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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