Category Archives: Health

All-island review for heart services

An all-island review of cardiology and cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease has been announced by Health Minister Edwin Poots and his Irish counterpart, James Reilly. The review will run from January...

Health in statistics

Key figures on the Northern Ireland’s population and its use of health and social care services.   Life expectancy Male 77.7 years Female 82.1 years Source: NISRA (covering 2010-2012) Vital statistics Year...

Transforming end-of-life care

Are we ready to meet the increasing care needs for the terminally ill? Marie Curie sees quality end-of-life care as a priority for all in Northern Ireland. However, dying isn’t always an...

Census 2011: a snapshot of society

Northern Ireland has welcomed thousands of migrants and is home to a larger, more educated workforce, according to the latest census figures. Family structures, though, are weaker and political identity is becoming...

The census debate

agendaNi considers the political and social responses to the 2011 census and the future format of the survey. Much of the debate around the 2011 census focused on religion and politics but...

Health: a statistical picture

Key figures for health and social care in Northern Ireland. Initial waiting times Of the 107,896 patients waiting for a first outpatient appointment in June 2012, 30.8 per cent (33,203) had been...