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DOH urges public to keep up with social distancing and other precautions as the first cases of the Indian variant appear
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
Epilepsy affects 20,000 people in Northern Ireland and yet there are only 4 specialist nurses - 30 are needed, says Epilepsy Action NI
Leave the car: walk or cycle, take a bus, and use smokeless fuels - all ways to cut Derry's high pollution levels on Clean Air Day October 8

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Altnagelvin midwife Corina McGarrigle had her baby son, assisted by her colleagues, on International Midwives Day last Wednesday, 5th May
One person, 1 hour a day in hospitals and hospices, in children's wards 2 can visit but must 'rotate' so only 1 at a time is at bedside
Decision to take cars queueing for McDonalds off road and on to Fort George site increases safety on Strand Rd, says Sinéad McLaughlin
Council have unveiled a mural by local company Peaball Creatives, dedicated to former Derry City player Mark Farren, at the Brandywell
Council has approved funding of £750,000 for a raft of arts, culture and heritage projects and events