Local carers are the ‘backbone’ of the health and social care service

The priceless contribution of local carers who are a lifeline to their loved ones have been celebrated at a special event in Derry.

The Mayor, Councilllor John Boyle pictured at the launch of the Dads Project at People Plus NI in the City Factory building. Included are Muriel Bailey, seated, Director of Northern Ireland Family Services, and from left, Maria Herron, Families Together, Cahir Murray, Dads Project co-ordinator, Hayley Devine, key worker, Dads Project, and Nigel McCafferty, speaker. DER2418-115KM

New Dads Project to help support fathers is launched in Derry

A new project aimed at supporting fathers who have experienced or are going through a separation, has been launched in Derry.

Pictured are speakers at the 34th Annual Western Trust Cardiology Update front row from left to right: Dr Susan Connolly, Consultant Cardiologist, South West Acute Hospital; Dr Monica Monaghan, Consultant Cardiologist, South West Acute Hospital; Dr Mark Harbinson, Consultant Imaging Cardiologist, Belfast Trust; Professor Mary Sheppard, Head of Cardiovascular Pathology Unit, St George's Medical School, London; Dr Emma McCracken, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, South West Acute Hospital; Dr Albert McNeill, Consultant Cardiologist, Altnagelvin Hospital/President of the Irish Cardiac Society and Professor David Wood,  Garfield Weston Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in Imperial College and current President of the World Heart Federation. Back row from left to right: Dr John Purvis, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Altnagelvin Hospital; Dr Nick McKeag, Consultant Cardiologist in Heart Failure and Advanced Device Therapy, Belfast Trust; Dr James Shand, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Al

Trust host Cardiac Conference

Delegates from across Ireland have attended the 34th Annual Western Trust Cardiology Conference.

Western Trust's Continence Advisory Service staff from Rectory Field Offices, Derry supporting World Continence Week pictured from left to right: Fiona Smith, Clerical Officer; Leona McFadden, Secretary; Mary Jo McClenaghan, Health Care Assistant; Valerie Gilchrist, Clerical Officer; Anne Maria McKeefry, Continence Nurse Specialist; Nicola Simpson, Continence Staff Nurse; Mary McLaughlin, Continence Nurse Specialist and Janice Reid, Continence Services Manager/Clinical Lead.

Continence Week: ‘Don’t suffer in silence’ - Trust

Staff at the Western Trust are supporting World Continence Week next week to raise awareness of bladder and bowel problems.


VIDEO: Stop waiting for the perfect time - take action now!

In this week's Health, Fitness and Mindset blog, award winning personal trainer, Seamus Fox talks about motivating yourself to take action and making positive changes to your life.
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Mental Health & Wellbeing event at Creggan Community Collective

An information session on Mental Health & Wellbeing will be held at Creggan Community Collective this week.

Drumming leader Jason Welch with pupils from Lisnelgalvin Primary School at Project Sparks in the Northside Shopping Centre. DER2318GS014

Sparks Project proving disability is no barrier to inspiring children

Talented young adults with disabilities have been teaching primary schools pupils music, dance and singing through a pioneering local project.

Western Trust Health Improvement Department supporting Men's Heath Week from 11 June to 17 June 2018 pictured from left to right are: Ben Mills, Student; Sandra Semple, Western Trust Health Improvement Officer; Knox Wilson, Retired School Teacher and Aaron McShane, Western Trust Administrative Support Officer.

Free Men’s Health Checks at Foyleside

The Western Trust is urging everyone to focus upon medical conditions and the general health and wellbeing of local men and boys during International Men’s Health Week.

Altnagelvin Hospital.

Vomiting bug: Wards closed at Altnagelvin

Three wards have been closed to admissions at Altnagelvin Hospital following the latest outbreak of a vomiting bug.

Sugar Rush Creative team at DANI Awards receiving recognition for pioneering Medical & Dental Education app.

Success for Sugar Rush at DANI Awards

Western Trust Volunteers with Jackie White, Director at Action on Hearing Loss Northern Ireland (far right), Geraldine Keys, Information Officer (2nd right top) and Mary Cruickshank, Hearing Aid Liaison Officer (2nd right bottom)

Western Trust Volunteers receive charity’s ‘Perfect Partners’ Award

A group of volunteers from the Western Health & Social Care Trust area have been recognised for their vital role delivering hearing aid maintenance and information to people with hearing loss across the Trust area.


High U.V. radiation expected in Derry

Weather experts are warning people in Derry to take extra care in the sun as high ultraviolet (U.V.) radiation levels are expected in the North West.
Crisis Intervention (File pic)

Long-awaited Crisis Service moves forward

Derry & Strabane Council has confirmed that it is preparing to appoint a provider for a Crisis Intervention Service for those at risk of suicide and self harm.

There are almost 500 children and over 80 adults in the Western Trust area awaiting assessment.

Almost 600 waiting for Autism assessment

Almost 600 children and adults are waiting to be assessed for Autism locally, with health officials warning resources cannot meet the soaring demand.


VIDEO: Sore back? Tight shoulders? Try these simple exercises

In this week's Health, Fitness and Mindset blog, award winning personal trainer, Seamus Fox takes you through a series of daily exercises which can help loosen up those tight shoulders or stiff back. Check them out and let us know if it helps!

Western Health and Social Care Trust attendees at the launch of the EU funded �8.8 million CAWT cross border Acute Hospital Services Project. Back row(left to right): Alan Moore, Director of Strategic Capital Development; Dr Ray Nethercott, Consultant Paediatrician  and Paul Quigley, Assistant Director of Finance

North West to benefit from major EU investment in health services

Thousands of patients across the north west region are to benefit from additional health service resources as a result of a multi-million pound EU cross-border investment.

People Before Profit activist Goretti Horgan with Eamonn McCann.'(Photo by Lorcan Doherty / Press Eye.)

PBP call for Councillors to back abortion decriminalisation

People Before Profit Pro-Choice spokesperson Goretti Horgan has launched a petition calling for a motion to be tabled before Derry & Strabane Councillors in support of the decriminalisation of abortion in the north.

Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly said the surveywill take place in the coming weeks across Derry.

SF planning major housing survey

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson in Derry, Councillor Colly Kelly, has told the ‘Journal’ that his party is to carry out a major housing survey across the city and district over the coming weeks.

Carmel Fitzpatrick.

Renal Roadshow for Everglades next weekend

The Western Trust is hosting a renal roadshow in Derry next weekend to demonstrate how home dialysis can help improve a patient’s quality of life.

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