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As inflation hits 3.1%, Department of Health approves a paltry 1% pay rise for health and social care workers in NI
Some of 250 acute care centres monitored say they will close due to lack of nursing staff, says Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority
Public Health Agency secures grant from Burdett Trust to employ and maintain nurses for elderly care in NI
Disabled people subjected to humiliating assessments as Personal Independence Payment (PIP) takes over from DLA, says Nicola Mallon MLA
Families' issues included waiting lists for occupational therapy, speech services, direct payments for respite and transition services
Mark H Durkan has welcomed health board approval for Abraxane, which can extend the life of pancreatic cancer sufferers by 3 years
The Western Trust has postponed routine outpatient appointments and routine treatments for this afternoon at Altnagelvin and Omagh hospitals
New funding means Trust now needs only low-impact cuts in supplier spending, and additional recruitment
Political agreement needed to release additional £40m allocations for health budget, says Mark H Durkan
The Department of Health is being given an additional £40 million for spending between now and April 2018 while facing £70m of cuts
Western Trust appeals for foster carers: info seminars Tues 17th Oct 7.30pm in Da Vinci's, Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm Fir Trees Strabane

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Cllr Brian Tierney warns residents after reports of men trying house and car doors in Woodbrook and Pinetrees areas of Whitehouse
Burglar entered house at Inch View early on Sunday Dec 3, took money and car keys - silver VW Golf later found damaged nearby
Derry's Johnny McDaid has been presented with the Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry Award at the 40th annual Irish Post Awards
Hallowe'en in Derry wins ‘Project of the Year’ award at the prestigious UTV Business Eye Awards 2017
The animatronic Bjorn the Bear will be in Guildhall Square on 16 and 17 December as part of this year's Winterland Market