Archive for: April, 2019

Southern Trust launch new drive to help patients with diabetes

Southern Trust has launched a new drive to help patients with diabetes to better manage their condition if admitted to hospital. In the Southern area there are around 16,000 children and adults with diabetes. Whilst not always directly related to their condition, currently one in six people admitted to hospital has diabetes.     District […]

Advice for consumers following Debenhams administration announcement

Debenhams announced on Tuesday 9 April that it has officially gone into administration, appointing FTI Consulting as the administrator. If you have Debenhams gift cards or vouchers you may be wondering what to do now.     John French, Chief Executive of The Consumer Council said, “The Consumer Council encourages consumers to use their Debenhams […]

Woman ‘traumatised’ after face slashed during Newry robbery

Newry stabbing: Man stabbed in the face in 'vicious attack' | Newry Times - Newry news

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of a robbery of a woman in the Newry area on Monday, 8 April. At approximately 6.00pm as the woman was walking past Customs House, Carnbane Way towards Ardmore Road she noticed two men following her.      In an attempt to get away from […]

NI Water Bus brings lessons about ‘Refill’ to St Ronan’s Primary School

The NI Water Bus visited St Ronan’s Primary School, Newry, to tell pupils in Key Stage 2 about how we can all reduce plastic by refilling a reusable bottle from the tap. NI Water provided all pupils at the school with reusable water bottles to encourage pupils to refill them with tap water and therefore […]

Anger at latest ‘despicable’ incident of illegal dumping

Oonagh Magennis, a candidate for Sinn Féin in the upcoming local elections, has said that anyone involved in illegal dumping has a ‘complete disregard for people, the environment and the landscape’. Oonagh, commenting after visiting the site of recent illegal dumping of materials in the Ballintemple area, said, “I have been shocked at the culture […]

Bright nights ‘the perfect opportunity to get out and exercise’

With the clocks moving forward and the nights getting brighter, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging everyone to use it as an opportunity to increase their levels of physical activity. Speaking to Newry Times, Colette Brolly, the PHA’s lead on physical activity, said, “A stretch in the evenings means that we have more opportunity […]

New campaign launched to encourage voting in local government elections

A new campaign has launched to explain the vital role of our 11 councils and to encourage people to vote in the local government elections on Thursday 2 May. Spearheaded by the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA), informative, short animation pieces focus on the real-life experiences of four individuals, why they believe that voting […]

Little Newry girl gets ‘Harvey’s Gang’ tour at Hospital Laboratory

The Southern Trust are the first in Northern Ireland to host a Harvey’s Gang Tour for young people with long-term health conditions and needle phobias to visit medical laboratories to understand what happens to their blood samples. ‘Harvey’s Gang’ started in 2013 at the Hematology and Blood Transfusion Laboratory at Worthing Hospital, Sussex NHS Trust. […]

SDLP rejects Daisy Hill Hospital stroke service proposals

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has voiced his party’s opposition to the proposed changes to stroke services which would see services moved from Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry to Craigavon Area Hospital. McNulty was speaking following the public meeting in Newry this week. “Daisy Hill is a wonderful hospital with outstanding and […]

Newry Early Years Centre awarded funding under £500k food scheme

Newry Early Years Children and Family Centre is one of five Northern Ireland community projects to be awarded a share of over £500k worth of funding over the next three years aimed at improving health through food in low-income communities.  The investment has been made by safefood as part of its Community Food Initiatives (CFI) […]


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