Health

Names like dear, love, girls and lads banned in southern hospitals, as are names referring to ailments such as 'the one with the hip'
Young Persons Behaviour & Attitudes Survey shows continuing steady decline in youth smoking to just 4% of 11-16 year olds today
PBP Westminster candidate Shaun Harkin calls rat sightings at kitchen on Ward 32 'a scandal' although kitchen has now been declared rat-free
Mark Durkan supports Children's Hospice Week, and helpline service by charity 'Together for Short Lives' supporting terminally ill children
Ulster University has advertised for a ‘Foundation Dean' for the proposed new North West Medical School in Derry, says Mark H Durkan
Catriona Connolly's 3-yr Malawi project focused on 3 hospitals and reduced childbirth deaths by 70%
Today's Audit Office report shows only half the 99 targets of Transforming Your Care have been fully implemented, says SDLP's Mark H Durkan
Anton and Michaela Ferguson with John Doherty, Strathfoyle, kindly donated £500 to the Sperrin Unit at the North West Cancer Centre
Over 27 million people in the UK have no carbon monoxide alarm to protect their family - 50 people a year die, 4,000 more are hospitalised
Mark Durkan is urging people to ‘get behind the daffodil’ this March and help Ni's 120 Marie Curie Nurses
Today is No Smoking Day and it has been 3 years since the Western Trust commenced it’s no smoking policy across all it's sites

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Derry’s Foyle Civic Trust is UK winner in the prestigious 2018 Heritage Angel Awards for regeneration work throughout Derry city centre
Mick McCarthy has signed up for two years as Republic of Ireland boss but will be replaced by Stephen Kenny after the Euro 2020 finals
NWRC's 12 week programme from Jan 7 aims at boosting employability skills in a fun, interactive setting outside the classroom
The Careers Academy team at NWRC has been announced as a finalist for Association of Colleges prestigious Beacon Awards