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Health Service is 200,000 flu vaccines short and so cannot complete over-65s vaccination programme, says Mark H Durkan
NHS waiting times 'not unexpected' as 79% of patients wait over 9 weeks compared to 50% target - and next quarter will be worse, says Swann
Finance Minister announces £1.6million will be made available so that health staff will not lose pay for strike days
New anti-viral drug Remdesivir cuts recovery time from Covid-19 by up to 4 days and will now be available to patients in Northern Ireland
SDLP MLAs Cara Hunter (East Derry) and Colin McGrath (Down) urge public not to forget social distancing when visiting our seaside towns
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

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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