Tag Archives: Health Service

‘The rich get richer and the poor…’

NOT knowing whether to laugh or cry was the general response from the public as news emerged that an independent panel has recommended that our MLAs’ salaries should rise by almost £5,000 from April 2013. Currently, an MLA’s basic pay, before claims and expenses, stands at £43,101 – an 11 per cent increase would see it rise to £48,000.

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TERMINAL CANCER PATIENT’S WARNING TO OTHER SUFFERERS

A North Belfast woman who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer after two years in remission has called on the Health Service to provide regular body scans for patients in recovery from the disease.Glengormley mother of four Catherine Carmichael was recently told the breast cancer she beat two years ago has returned and spread to her organs and that the disease will claim her life.

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EMERGENCIES ONLY IN RVH FOR 24 HOURS

DURING next week’s 24-hour strike, the Royal Victoria Hospital will be limited to dealing with “emergencies only”, union officials have said as final plans for the one-day action are made.

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We can’t afford job losses

WORRYING words this week as the Health Service union Unison upgrade – downgrade? – their estimate of how many jobs will go in the sweeping cuts that are to sweep across the Belfast Trust.

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