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Drugs giant Vertex has made formal offer for NI giving pricing of Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco equivalent to NHS in England
Dept of Health says it is focussing on 'need for transparency' and 'Duty of Candour' in relation to Hyponatraemia-Related deaths (IHRD)
Cancer Focus NI extends bra fitting service for women after breast surgery to rural areas, in association with The Pink Ladies
Medical School in Derry is key to an NI cancer strategy - cancer patients have no time to wait for ministerial approval, says Mark H Durkan
Surgery hubs will now be opened for General Surgery and Endoscopy, Urology, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, ENT, Paediatrics and Neurology
NI to get its first NHS weight loss surgery centre offering gastric bands or gastric bypass procedures - at SW Acute Hospital Enniskillen
Western Trust had 798 attacks on nurses, 18 on doctors, 53 on other staff, out of NI total of 6,651 attacks in 2018
After a meeting with Marie Curie NI, Mark H Durkan praised elderly carers, who are under immense strain and must not be 'taken for granted'
Louise, Roisin, Tracy, Laura, Anne & Lynda from Piston Sisters charity bikers' club hand £570 to Altnagelvin's Kathy McBride and Cathy Grady
Workshop on loneliness and social isolation among older people hosted by Commissioner for Older People Eddie Lynch in Derry on Tue 26 March
Western Trust plans a Cityside Health and Care Centre at Fort George which will employ 500 people

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Man in his 30s sentenced to six month suspended sentence for breaking a bone is his partner's foot and biting her face
Council is now putting in £75,000 to purchase green space at former school and develop greenways around the site, says Cllr Martin Reilly
Broken pathways and cobbles at Meadowview Crescent, Rosemount will now be relandscaped and repaired with grass areas, says Mark H Durkan
Over 20 exhibitors will be at Letterkenny Institute's Green Day on 28 Nov, as experts look at how renewable energy is crucial in Ireland
The animatronic Snow Lion protects the White Queen and would like to meet you for a 'selfie' at Derry's Winterland Markets 14-15 Dec