12/01/2018

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New Aseptic Suite To Be Developed At Craigavon Hospital

A new aseptic suite is to be developed at Craigavon Hospital in Co Armagh.

Construction work on the £3.37 million suite is to begin soon and the building is expected to be completed by January 2019.

Sinn Fein MLA John O'Dowd welcomed the announcement.

He said: "The new aseptic suite will be attached to the Pharmacy Department and will help improve the ability of healthcare staff to provide the best care to patients and service users.

"It will be used as a sterile environment to prepare specialist medicines and medical products for use by cancer patients for example.

"I would urge the Southern Health Trust to ensure any disruption during the building works is minimised and patients, families and carers are fully informed of any alterations to parking and other arrangements at the hospital."

SDLP Condemns Arson attack On Car In L'Derry

SDLP Councillor has said that those who set fire to a car near the blackpads area of Galliagh cannot be allowed to hold a community to ransom.
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Cllr Tierney said: "The people who set fire to a car along the backpads last night continue to give a bad name to the vast majority of young people in our community who want no part in this criminal behaviour.

"People in this community deserve a break. Residents just want to get on with their lives free from the threat of this kind of behaviour.

"The last thing any family needs is to wake up to new that their car has been stolen and set on fire.

"I have been in touch with local police and I will be raising this issue at the next community safety team meeting."

UUP Welcomes Investigation Into Fransen Video

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Sonia Copeland, has welcomed the investigation that is taking place into an online video by Britain First's Jayda Fransen in which she made a statement whilst dressed in Belfast City Council robes and sitting in the Lord Mayor's chair.

Councillor Copeland said: "Jayda Fransen's actions were disrespectful to the office of Lord Mayor and to the City Council itself.

"This incident is rightly being investigated and steps must be taken to ensure there is no repetition."

(CD/LM)

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