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£2.6 million Investment To Boost Early Interventions Programme In South East

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust is delighted to launch a new Early Intervention Transitions Support Programme funded through the Social Investment Fund by the Northern Ireland Executive Office of the First and Deputy First Minster. The Trust is the lead partner in this new programme which is worth…

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Trust Explains Its Role in Disposal of Vacant Premises

THERE has been many changes in the face of the health service in Downpatrick in recent years and the older buildings have given way to modern facilities at the new Downe Hospital. The Pound Lane Clinic faced a number of arson attacks and was finally relocated in the new Downe…

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McGrath Expresses Concern at Operation Postponements at Ulster

COLIN McGrath, Down District SDLP Councillor and the party’s local health spokesperson, has spoken out following news that approximately 30 routine operations a week are being postponed due to a shortage of beds in the Ulster Hospital. He said: “I am disgusted but not at all shocked at today’s report…

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Live Longer and Save a Fortune… Stop Smoking

THE South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust will be running a new stop smoking support group that will start in the New Year especially for people who have had a diagnosis of cancer. A Trust spokesperson said: “”We know that cancer treatments can be more effective for people who do…

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Downpatrick Hotelier Says Don’t Bulldoze Our Listed Buildings

A DOWNPATRICK hotelier and conservationist has slammed suggestions to bulldoze derelict public buildings in the town that are currently listed, writes Anne O’Hare. Noel Killen, owner of The Mill at Ballydugan has spent a lifetime specialising in the maintenance and restoration of local historical buildings and condemns claims made by…

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Downe A&E Court Decision Favours South Eastern HSC Trust

LAST Thursday morning (25 October) a High Court judicial review pending over the rights of the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to run a GP-led Out Of Hours service in the new Downe A&E in Downpatrick and abandon the previous consultant-led model was dismissed in favour of the Trust….

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Workshop Helps Parents Address Teenagers’ Tough Issues

NEW workshops addressing mental and sexual health to help parents support their children through their teenage years has been launched by staff across the five Health and Social Care Trusts along with Lisburn YMCA. Talking to your Children about Tough Issues (TATI) is a three session workshop for parents providing…

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