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Health Service is 200,000 flu vaccines short and so cannot complete over-65s vaccination programme, says Mark H Durkan
New Department of Health report says "any subsequent waves of the epidemic have the potential to be significantly worse than wave 1"
The HSCB's new Regional Scrutiny Committee can hear requests by consultants for drugs and treatments not yet approved in Northern Ireland
An ongoing review of hospital visiting policy, now under way within Department of Health, is a welcome step, says DUP's Gary Middleton MLA
Major £300 investment will create a Digital Care Record for everyone, vastly reducing dependence on paper records within 10 years
1.5m respirator masks arrive in Belfast as first consignment of a major PPE order from China - total order is for 63m masks
New carers card will allow carers access to priority shopping hours at supermarkets - cards available from local health trust
The Executive has today confirmed further minor relaxations to Coronavirus regulations from Monday (8 June)
£11.7m for care homes to cover funding of 80% sick pay for staff, new equipment, cleaning, and tablets to keep in touch with family
New figures indicate NI needs 100s more doctors to bring care levels up to levels in GB, says SDLP MLA Sinead McLaughlin
Community Crisis Intervention Service in Derry needs £215,000 to continue, but will run out of funds in 4 weeks, says Cara Hunter MLA

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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