Police are appealing for information following the report of a hit and run road traffic collision.
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.
"It is time the families of the bereaved were given the truth after 46 years of lies and deceit."
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/about/1974.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 annual Spring lake 5k and 10k run has been pencilled into the diary for April 2nd, more details in next weeks notes and updates will be on the clubs website along with Facebook and twitter.
It has been a great week for two of our young Senior Camogie players, both Caitriona Caldwell and Nicola McCabe were part of the University of Jordanstown team that won the Purcell shield in Abbotstown last week against a strong Trinity college. The girls followed this up on Sunday past when they lined out for the Senior County Camogie team against last years Intermediate All Ireland Champions Kilkenny, a tight affair seen the camogs lose by just 2 points.
The Annual awards dinner dance will be held on St 4th March, tickets are £20 each with Oision McConville as guest speaker, please contact Kevan Sweeny for tickets.
This weeks lotto numbers are 7,20,24,25. There was no jackpot winner, next weeks jackpot £3900, tickets in usual outlets around the town.
Annual Dinner Dance
The club’s annual dinner dance takes place next Saturday night, 25th February in the Canal Court Hotel. Having picked up the Armagh and Ulster club titles in 2016 our senior ladies will be guests of honour on the night. Everyone is invited to come along to what should be a brilliant night to celebrate our successes from last year, including of senior ladies and our minor boys who the Division 1B league title. Entry fee is £30 per head and is payable at the door on the night. Dinner will be served at 7.00pm.
The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has hosted a special celebration event to share and learn from some of the Best Practice across Allied Health Professional Services.
Sinn Féin's Pat Sheehan has welcomed the investment of £750,000 by health minister Michelle O'Neill into suicide prevention and mental health programmes.
The Sinn Féin health spokesperson said;
"I welcome this announcement from my party colleague and health minister of an additional £750,000 investment in suicide prevention and mental health programmes.
"More than 60 groups right across the north will access this funding to address specific health needs for mental and emotional wellbeing, suicide prevention, drugs and alcohol support services and support for vulnerable groups.
"This investment will ensure that positive mental health programmes, which are community-based and delivered by local organisations remain a priority.
"This is yet another example of a Sinn Féin minister making a positive difference to the lives of people in the community."
Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy has welcomed confirmation from health minister Michelle O'Neill that Daisy Hill Hospital will be a key part of the acute hospital infrastructure.
Mr Murphy said;
"I invited my party colleague and health minister Michelle O'Neill to Daisy Hill hospital and I was delighted to welcome her to the hospital today alongside Megan Fearon.
"During the visit Minister O'Neill confirmed that Daisy Hill will be part of the acute hospital infrastructure in the future, which is great news for the local area.
"This confirmation ensures that Daisy Hill will continue to deliver a first-class service to the local community.
"The heath minister also visited the hospital's emergency department and had a very positive meeting with more than 60 members of staff to update them on the transformation of the health service."