Category archives for: Community

‘Reduction in Daisy Hill Hospital services jeopardises Cross Border Healthcare’ – Adams


Louth Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams has said that any reduction in services at Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital will have a detrimental impact on his constituents and on healthcare provision in Louth. Gerry Adams said, “The Southern Health and Social Care Trust have stated that the temporary overnight closure of the Emergency Department at Daisy […]

Trust announces regional summit on Daisy Hill Hospital Emergency Department

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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has agreed with the Department of Health to hold a regional summit on options to safely sustain the Emergency Department in Daisy Hill Hospital.   It was confirmed at today’s Trust Board (27th April) that Trust Interim Chief Executive Stephen McNally has asked the Department to host the […]

Most popular baby names in Northern Ireland revealed


It’s official – Emily and James were the most popular first names given to baby girls and boys in Northern Ireland for births registered in 2016. This is one of the findings of the Baby Names 2016 statistics published today by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Emily has been the most popular girls’ […]

Drugs valued at £1100 recovered by PSNI during two Newry searches


PSNI Organised Crime detectives, accompanied by local Neighbourhood officers, carried out two searches in the Newry area on the morning of Wednesday 19th April.   A quantity of cannabis with an estimated value of around £1100 was recovered. Article continues below: Additionally, drugs paraphernalia and a number of mobile phones were recovered.   A 29 […]

‘Living and dying’ public event to be held in Newry


To mark Dying Matters Awareness Week, (8th May – 14th May 2017) the Southern Health and Social Care Trust is hosting three public events to talk about living and dying. Dying Matters Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness of the importance of talking more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and of making your […]

DAERA seeks proposals for group environmental farming projects


The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has issued a call for facilitators to run ‘Group’ projects for farmers who are participating in the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS). Group projects are to promote co-ordinated activity among EFS agreement holders to enhance environmental outcomes in certain areas such as an environmentally designated site, priority […]

Local couple donate wedding anniversary funds to cancer unit

Murnin Donation April 2017

Joe and Julia Murnin have donated £250 to the Mandeville Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital. The family are from the Newry and Banbridge area.   The couple recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and donated money received in lieu of gifts to their local cancer unit. Article continues below: Julia has thanked family and friends […]

Newry physio wants local stroke stars to be recognised

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Sean Curran, a physio at Daisy Hill Hospital wants local stroke survivors, carers and health care professionals to enter the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Awards. Nominations for the awards are open to stroke survivors, carers, volunteers, fundraisers and professionals.   Sean himself won the Professional Excellence Award in 2016 at the Northern Ireland Life […]

Newry banking customers ‘could be missing out on savings’


The Consumer Council is launching a new current account comparison table to help consumers compare products currently available from banking providers in Northern Ireland. Speaking about this new resource, John French, Chief Executive of the Consumer Council said, “43% of consumers have told us they either don’t know or wouldn’t feel confident about comparing different […]

Higher level apprenticeship opportunities event in Newry


Southern Regional College in association with Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade is hosting an event on Wednesday 26th April at its Newry Campus from 5pm – 8pm. The event will highlight and promote the range of new higher level apprenticeship options available to A’ Level school leavers.   It will also provide information on […]

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