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Post Date : Thu 23 Feb 2017 12:44 PM

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has developed a series of infomercials to help people self-treat a range of very common minor conditions.  

Produced with the help of the newly appointed Medical Manager, for the GP Out of Hours, Dr Sandra Elliott, the videos are part of a campaign to help reduce inappropriate use of the service.  

Dr Sandra Elliott says “GP Out of Hours is only for patients with urgent care needs that cannot wait until their own GP surgery re-opens. However we receive a large volume of non-urgent calls every week, such as colds, hangovers, head lice, nappy rash, all of these conditions can be treated with self-care and over the counter remedies. I want to help people to better understand which service it is they need; it may be self-care, minor injuries or even the Emergency Department.  

The series of short infomercials aims to remind people how to use the GP Out of Hours service and how to treat some common minor conditions in the comfort of their own home.  

Dr Elliott adds: “The less non urgent calls we receive, the quicker we can respond to those with genuinely serious, urgent problems, so I urge people to please take a minute to think about which service you need. Remember, wait if you can, call if you can’t.” 

Click here to watch the short infomercials or follow the Trust on Twitter and Facebook @SouthernHSCT.  

Post Date : Thu 23 Feb 2017 11:16 AM

22nd February 2017. Patricia Lenagh passed away peacefully in Greenpark Nursing home. Patricia (Pat), beloved wife of the late Gerry RIP and sister of the late Molly Cronin, Lucy King and the Jim Mc Walters 

Her remains will leave her late residence 8A Dalton road on Saturday to arrive at St Malachy’s church for 11am funeral mass. Burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery (Armagh).
Deeply regretted her loving nieces Maura Makem and Pat Cunningham, nephews Sean and Liam King, and the wider family circle and friends.
On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 
Further enquiries to Mones Funeral Directors Keady 02837531236/07849293472
Post Date : Thu 23 Feb 2017 11:14 AM

Conor Breen passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Craigavon Area Hospital. Late of Carn Lodge, 12A Carn Road, Killeavy, Co. Armagh and formerly of Avenue Road, Dundalk. 

Conor of Mc Donough and Breen Solicitors Dundalk, much loved husband of Mary (née O' Malley), and dear father of Niall, Cliodhna, Mollie, Lucy, Jack, and Harry. Son of Patrick and the late Cecelia and brother of Miriam Meagher, (Bettystown), Susan Moore (Drogheda), Gerard, Paul (Drogheda), and David (Galway).
Deeply regretted by his wife, sons, daughters, father, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. 
May He Rest in Peace. 
Reposing at his home Carn Lodge from 2 o'c. Friday. Removal on Sunday afternoon to St. Josephs Church, Meigh arriving for Mass at 2 o'c. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
House Private on Sunday please.
Post Date : Thu 23 Feb 2017 11:06 AM

22nd February 2017 Sarah Rose (Rosie) passed away peacefully at her son Seamus's home in the loving care of her heartbroken family. 

Rosie, devoted wife of the late James, beloved mother of Seamus, Paddy, Carmel and Marie. Dear mother-in-law of Michael, Francis, Catherine and Mary, loving sister of the late Jemmy and Molly. 
Reposing at her home, 83 Silverbridge Road, Mullaghbawn BT35 9XZ. 
Funeral on Friday February 24th leaving at 10.50am to the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Aughanduff arriving for 11.00am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St Mary's Cemetery, Mullaghbawn. 
St Pio pray for her. 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchild, nephew John and entire family circle.
Enquiries to McConville Funeral Directors, Crossmaglen 028 3086 1212.
Post Date : Thu 23 Feb 2017 11:04 AM

21st February 2017, Rita late of 23 Fairview, Forkhill (formerly Kieran of Brook Street, Dundalk).

Rita loving wife of the late Jim McGeough, much adored mother of Ann, Pauline, Rita, Pat, Nuala, Jim, Peter, Niall, Fiona and Ciara and treasured Granny and great granny. 

Reposing at her home until removal on Thursday 23rd at 11.15am for Funeral Mass in St Oliver Plunkett's Church, Forkhill at 12noon, with burial in St Mary's Graveyard, Mullaghbawn. 
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Post Date : Thu 23 Feb 2017 10:56 AM

21st February 2017, Stephen Woods passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. 

Stephen, late of 234, Barcroft Park, beloved husband of Anne and devoted father of Emmett and Cathal. 

His remains will repose in Paul McEvoy’s funeral home, 80, Canal Street on Wednesday from 5pm until 8pm and on Thursday from 2pm until 8pm. 

Requiem mass for Stephen will be celebrated on Friday at 11am in St. Catherine’s Church Dominic Street, burial afterwards in Monkshill cemetery. 

Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for him. 

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, his sisters Geraldine and Bernadette entire family circle.

Post Date : Thu 23 Feb 2017 10:52 AM

21st February 2017, David Watton passed away peacefully at hospital. 

David, late of 24 The Grange, Banbridge, dearly-loved husband of Eleanor, loving father of Ann, Amanda, Janice and Jonathan, father-in-law of Esmond and Barry, a dear grandfather and a beloved brother of Margaret and brother-in-law Bobby. 
Funeral Service on Friday at 2.00 p.m. in Banbridge Methodist Church followed by interment in Banbridge New Cemetery. 
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Chest, Heart and Stroke c/o, Robert J. Bready Funeral Director, 22 Newry Road, Rathfriland, BT34 5AL. 
Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle.
Post Date : Thu 23 Feb 2017 10:49 AM

21st February 2017, Charlotte (Lotty) Kirkpatrick passed away at her home, 44i Mourneview, Kilkeel. Lotty, dearly loved wife of David, devoted mother of Anne, John, Donna, Christine, Darren and much loved mother-in-law and granny.

Funeral from her late home on Thursday at 12.45pm to Castlewellan Presbyterian Church for service at 1.30pm, followed by burial in Drumee Cemetery.
No flowers, please. Donations in lieu of flowers for Macmillan Nursing, c/o Adam Annett & Son, 66 Greencastle Road, Kilkeel BT34 4JJ.
Will be sadly missed by all her family.
'Precious memories.'
Post Date : Thu 23 Feb 2017 09:58 AM

Police are appealing for information following the report of a hit and run road traffic collision.

A Hit and Run was reported to the Police on Thursday 2nd February. The collision occurred on the Green Road area of Bessbrook where a teenage girl is said to have been struck by a small, dark coloured car near the local garage at about 6:55pm.
The young girl was later treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Constable Douglas has appealed to anyone who saw the collision or has any information that could help the police with their enquiries to contact officers in Newtownhamilton on 101 quoting reference number 1125 02/02/17.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Post Date : Thu 23 Feb 2017 09:30 AM

Sinn Féin's Sinead Ennis has said the planned closure of half of the First Trust bank branches in the north will hit rural areas particularly hard.

The South Down Assembly election candidate said: 
"News that First Trust bank is planning to close half of its branches across the north will come as a shock to many. 
"Bank branches provide a key service in many local communities for both small businesses and personal banking customers. 
"The loss of these branches will be particularly keenly felt in rural areas with people having to travel longer distances to access a bank. 
"The news will also come as a blow to bank staff who will be facing an uncertain future following this announcement."