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In Northern Ireland currently 4.2% of school age children have autism: www.health-ni.gov.uk/articles/autism-statistics
Trust CEO Dr. Anne Kilgallen says local training for doctors will encourage local talent and reduce the Trust's dependency on using locums
In her first statement as East Derry MLA, Cara Hunter welcomes Mental Health Action Plan including new mental health strategy by end of year
‘Wash your hands like your life depends on it’: Health Minister Robin Swann makes 'no apology for sounding like a cracked record'
Western Trust thanks mums who donate life-saving human milk to the Human Milk Bank for feeding vulnerable babies
Funding of £10m will help vulnerable - homeless, physical or learning disabilities, mental health issues - to continue to live independently
Social distancing markings have been installed in 12 parks across Belfast to remind people to keep safe
New pay levels for NHS staff have begun this week, and establish full pay parity with England, says Robin Swann
Three new wards completed 6 weeks ahead of schedule provide single ensuite rooms, giving extra 'surge' capacity in COVID-19 crisis
Belfast City's tower block will be NI's first Nightingale Hospital with 230 beds - surge plans also include expansion at Altnagelvin
Modelling indicates worst-case 180 critical cases needing ventilators, 500 cases entering hospital per week, and over 20 weeks, 3000 deaths

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Today's £12 million funding package will support substitute teachers struggling through loss of income due to the virus crisis
Two males arrested at Lenamore last night (18/05) after a runaway car sped from Strathfoyle over the Foyle Bridge and into Donegal
Total visit time to Pennyburn Recycling Centre this afternoon was 50 mins including 40 mins queueing time
Derry YouTube star Adam Beales has this week presented his parents with the keys to the new home he bought for them
Foyle College student, Eglinton's Alex Patterson raised £5,025 for Altnagelvin's Covid-19 Ward with a 12-hour sponsored painting marathon