Category Tag: Health

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Pancreatic Cancer event at Stormont

Our friend Ann Allan has written a wonderful blog about this week's Pancreatic Cancer UK Awareness Event at Stormont. Click here to read: http://sluggerotoole.com/tag/pancreatic-cancer-uk/ The blog features a link to a very moving speech by NI21 Party…
Victoria Poole, Basil McCrea MLA, Victoria Penney
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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Basil McCrea MLA supports Pancreatic Cancer UK as pancreatic cancer awareness month begins in Northern Ireland On Monday 2nd November Basil attended a reception at Stormont, organised by Pancreatic Cancer UK, to help spread the word about the…
Mental Health

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day 2015 It is estimated that one in five people in Northern Ireland has a mental health problem at any one time and we have higher levels of mental health…
Hospital waiting times

Hospital Waiting Times

"Heads would roll" in England if hospital waiting list figures were on the same scale as those currently seen in Northern Ireland. Nigel Edwards, the chief executive of the Nuffield Trust health body, described the…
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373,000 people on waiting lists

Hospital waiting lists soar, but who's to blame? Heated scenes in Stormont as the matter of soaring hospital lists was discussed. What should have been a serious debate on an important topic quickly descended into…
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Justice Bill: Abortion

The repeated failure of DUP Health Ministers to bring forward appropriate guidelines on abortion has created a black hole in our health service and deprived people of the necessary support. The DUP's moral crusade saw…
Local cancer patients missing out on new treatments
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Cancer patients missing out

During a seminar hosted by my All Party Group on Science and Technology, Professor Ian Young stressed that Northern Ireland spends less on health research and development than any other region in the UK. Not…