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Local leisure centre hosts free swims

Free swims are being organised by the local leisure centres in the run up to Christmas.

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‘Help ease pressure on health services’

‘Help ease pressure on health services’

The Southern Trust is urging people to think about how they can help minimise the pressure on local health services over the winter period.

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Trust outlines its plans for ‘challenging winter’

The Southern Health Trust has outlined its plans for what it believes will be “a difficult and challenging winter period for local health and social care services.”

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An unhappy child

Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

The NSPCC have reported a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation.

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Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Childrens Commissioner.

Steady increase in young people seeking mental health support

There has been a steady increase in the number of children and young people being referred for specialist mental health support in the Southern Trust area in the last three years.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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Paul McLean from Lurgan

Stroke survivor Paul McLean talks about the aftermath of the condition

Lurgan stroke survivor Paul McLean, 41 is one of the thousands of people living with communication difficulties after a stroke.

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Event organiser Cllr Mark Baxter , Mrs Carole Bennett, Mrs Roberta Scott, Mrs Debbie Lockhart and Mrs Caroline Dunn with certificates

Course helps local people gain life-saving skills

More people in Waringstown and Donaghcloney are able to put life-saving skills into practice after an expert course was introduced recently.

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Dr Maurice Eakin.

‘Staffing crisis’ leads GPs to urge patients to self-treat minor illnesses

Under pressure GPs have urged patients in Lurgan and Craigavon to self-treat minor illnesses over Winter due to a ‘staffing crisis’.

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Paul Millar (fourth left) with Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton, to his immediate left, launches the partnership before Saturdays game with Ballymena

Glenavon backs coach’s charity drive after son’s drugs death

Glenavon Football Club has been a source of tremendous support to coach Paul Millar who lost his son to a drug overdose in March this year.

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Southern Health Trust accused of bribing staff to take flu vaccine

The local health trust has been accused of bribing staff to take the flu vaccine.

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Prince Harry’s praise for ‘Royal’ team in Belfast

Prince Harry has personally thanked a team of health professionals from Belfast – using video technology as Storm Ophelia prevented the RVH team from making it to London to receive a prestigious award in person.

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Preparing an injection

Thousands eligible to receive shingles vaccination - are you?

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

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Southern Trust to make £6.4m in cuts despite £40m cash injection for health

Almost £6.5m in cuts to services in the Southern Trust are to go ahead, despite a £40m cash injection into health across NI.

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Mark Gordon who is running the Dublin Marathon in aid of charity Kidney Care UK limbering up and launching his Just Giving page with former local MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and William Johnston, Kidney Care UK Northern Ireland Advocacy Officer.

Mark’s marathon run in memory of his mum

Mark Gordon, a Banbridge financial advisor and Waringstown resident, has kicked off his fundraising effort for charity Kidney Care UK.

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Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

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Ian Cranston with nurses from the Trust.

Ian (70): I was shocked to be diagnosed with breast cancer - I thought it only happened to women

A Portadown man has told of his shock after being diagnosed with breast cancer six months ago - having believed ‘it only happened to women’.

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E-cigarette

Talks on banning sale of E-cigs to under 18s

Under 18s may be banned from using e-cigs, according to the latest proposals by the Department of Health.

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Cameron Truesdale

Cameron doing well after his first treatment

Young Cameron Truesdale is recovering well ‘with minimal side affects’ after his latest treatment in Mexico.

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