Health

DOH urges public to keep up with social distancing and other precautions as the first cases of the Indian variant appear
Shingles vaccine from October for those aged 70 should cut by nearly 40% incidence of a painful condition than can last 6 months and longer
SDLP's Conall McDevitt challenges as Southern Health Trust calls on private sector for home help services
Health Minister Edwin Poots applauds award of 3-star Reference Site status, the highest award in Europe in caring for elderly
Western Trust's allocation for Derry, Omagh and Enniskillen includes £1.2m for Altnagelvin's heart treatment (PCCI) laboratory
Edwin Poots tells SDLP's Mark Durkan in Stormont Western Trust will have 'first claim' on A&E consultants becoming available
Edwin Poots' policy of no new admissions is causing confusion and stress to care home residents, Pat Ramsey said at Stormont today
Number of patients treated within 62 days of GP's referral were 83.7% in Jan, 79.7% in Feb and 86.9% in Mar against Minister's target of 95%
Altnagelvin's Neonatal unit now fully reopened and accepting transfers following 3 recent cases of MSSA
Translink's pilot service for public and patients runs from Altnagelvin to Omagh and on to the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen
NI's new Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Antrim provides a safe, secure and confidential environment to victims from throughout the north

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After a year in development, NWRC's new interactive website offers course information and online applications - check it out! www.nwrc.ac.uk
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
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