"What is required is genuine power sharing and partnership with Republicans, based on equality and respect and mutual respect for our Irish national identity."
"I want to thank Minister Michelle O'Neill for approving this air ambulance service and look forward to it becoming operational."
Sinn Féin's Caitríona Ruane has expressed her condolences following the death of the former SDLP MLA for South Down PJ Bradley.
Our Under 14 hurler's playing under the O'Rahilly banner with fellow Gaels from Liatroim Fontenoys began their season on Saturday afternoon with a challenge match against Lámh Dherg.
In an entertaining match that ended in a draw against a team which finished second in the Antrim A league last year, the boys played some excellent hurling. Well done lads. Go raibh maith agat to Lámh Dhearg CLG for the game, and best wishes for their upcoming season. Details for our Under 14 Football training sessions will be communicated shortly.
Everyone at the club would like to offer their sympathy to the family of Eugene Monaghan who died recently. Eugene was the grandfather our senior footballer Danny Monaghan, our underage footballer Chloe Monaghan and former player Declan Monaghan. May he rest in peace. The committee and members of Meabh O’Neill’s camogie club send their deepest sympathies to their chairperson Sandra Smith following the death of her nephew Andy Smith. Their thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Sinn Féin's Barry McElduff has condemned an incident where a defibrillator was destroyed during a break-in at a GAA club in Trillick.
Final Call for Excellence Awards 2017 Nominations
…do you know someone who has made a difference?
Do you know a member of health and social care staff who has provided exceptional treatment and care for you or your relative?
The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched the Excellence Awards for 2017 and is asking for members of the public to play their part and nominate a member of staff who has made a big difference to their lives for the People’s Choice Award before it is too late.
The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Monday 6 March 2017
Siobhan Rooney, a non-executive director with the Trust, and chair of the Excellence Awards committee, said: “The staff excellence awards recognise those staff who make such a difference to patients and clients by going that extra mile. You may wish to acknowledge staff who work in hospital, come to your home, are based in health centres or day centres, or who work as support staff – porters, domestics, drivers or clerical workers.”
“The People’s Choice award is for Trust employees who have demonstrated to a patient, client or relative exceptional care – maybe kindness, professional expertise or expert care which has made a difference in their life.”
The judges will be particularly looking for evidence of:
· Putting the safety, needs and welfare of service users first
· Ensuring service users feel valued and cared for
· Treating service users with respect, dignity and compassion
· Going above and beyond the call of duty
Do you know someone who deserves this award?
How do I nominate?
Complete a Nomination Form, available on the Trust’s website: http://www.southerntrust.hscni.net/contact/ExcellenceAwards.htm
E-mail: Excellence.Awards@southerntrust.hscni.net or Tel: 028 3756 4159 if you would like to receive the form by post.
The overall winner will be announced on Wednesday 14 June 2017.
Photo Caption: Staff and clients of the Southern Area Family Nurse Partnership Programme, join with the Trust Chair, Roberta Brownlee to launch this year’s Excellence Awards. Do you know someone who has made a difference – why not nominate for the People’s Choice award?
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.