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Operation Shutdown

Operation Shutdown

It’s official - plans for shutdown of Bangor 20-bed inpatient unit Plans are afoot to shut Bangor Hospital’s 20-bed inpatient unit, it has emerged - on the very day that consultations which the public hope will save it were announced. The Health Trust, which operates the hospital, revealed yesterday (Wednesday) that its prefered option is

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The selfie face of courage

INSPIRATIONAL Bangor woman Gillian McDonald hopes that by sharing her brain tumour survival story, she will throw a lifeline of hope to others. The diagnosis of a brain tumour can be devastating, but this local mum of two told the Spectator she hopes others will find comfort and strength in her remarkable journey from the

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Meals on wheels go fortnightly with bulk frozen food delivery A COOL response has been given to plans to replace a daily delivery of  fresh ‘meals on wheels’  to older people who need them across North Down with a bulk delivery of frozen food from their Health Trust providers just once a fortnight - from

Ulster Hospital front

Pressures ease at Ulster Hospital

FEWER than 20 non-urgent operations were postponed in local hospitals, including the Ulster, at the height of last week’s dramatic rise in admissions to accident and emergency departments, it has emerged. It has also been revealed that the crisis at emergency departments, including the one at the Dundonald complex, has significantly improved compared to the

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Hospital surgery on hold after ‘surge in attendances’

LOCAL patients waiting for non-urgent surgery at Dundonald’s Ulster hospital have been put on hold, as staff face a ‘surge in attendances’ in the emergency department. All trusts across Northern Ireland, including the Ulster Hospital, have cancelled some surgeries to ease pressures at hospitals, which are experiencing a high level of activity at their Accident & Emergencies.