Category Archives: Health

Fresh thinking in health

An overview of innovative ideas in health policy taken up by the main Assembly parties. Interest groups regularly draw up policy proposals for healthcare, some of which make their way into political...

Health in the Programme for Government

agendaNi finds that more detail is needed to measure progress against the Executive’s targets. When it comes to hard targets for health delivery, the Executive’s Programme for Government comes up short. The...

Complaints must be valued

The vast majority of people who use health and social care services receive a high quality service that is safe and of a high quality. For others, however, their experience of 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...