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Health Service is 200,000 flu vaccines short and so cannot complete over-65s vaccination programme, says Mark H Durkan
'Phone First' will now be trialled at Causeway Hospital enabling staff to direct patients straight to appropriate departments other than ED
Mythbuster #1: today Robin Swann is busting the myth that Covid-19 patients are being prioritised over patients with other conditions
Altnagelvin has reassured patients that text alerts about x-ray appointments are genuine, contrary to unfounded speculation on social media
The PHA is advising against children trick or treating around their neighbourhood this year, due to the Coronavirus restrictions
Altnagelvin has activated 'low surge' plan to create extra beds to deal with Covid cases - it now has 2 free beds and can create 3 more
As Altnagelvin reports that all ICU beds are now full, Foyle MLA Sinéad McLaughlin urges public to stick to safety rules
Robin Swann must self-isolate for 14 days after a note last night from the StopCOVID NI app that he was in contact with an infected person
Council warns of dangers of fireworks, sparkers, candles and open flames, and reminds that costumes can easily catch fire
Altnagelvin visiting cancelled until further notice, visits at Gransha, Omagh and Enniskillen remain unchanged
Antenatal Diabetes Team wins the national British Medical Journal award for innovation in caring for women with gestational diabetes

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Two men stole silver Fiesta at Clon Elagh, hit another car at Strand Road, then stole parcels from postal van in Blighs Gardens
Health Minister confirms additional supplies of flu vaccine were received this week, allowing the seasonal flu programme to resume
Work begins next week to redevelop former Clondermot High School site as a new £8m community hub and sports facility opening in Summer 2022
"Lessons from the Troubles" considers how we can build our future here - contributors include Naomi Long, Mark Durkan, Denis Bradley
This pencil drawing of Seamus Heaney is the work of another former student of St. Columb’s College, Jude McCandless