Some patients are having to wait longer to be treated. Photograph: Alan Betson

People have been warned to stay away from hospital emergency departments in Northern Ireland unless their condition is urgent or life-threatening. A (...)

Health officials in Northern Ireland are keen to address long waiting times, as during 2014/15 some 3,000 people spent more than 12 hours waiting in emergency departments. This is down from 10,000 in 2011/12. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A new website will list waiting times for hospital emergency departments in the North in an effort to help ease pressure on the hospital system and re(...)

A patient in a Northern Ireland hospital is being tested for suspected rabies. The Public Health Agency confirmed the person had travelled in an area affected by the disease. File photograph: Getty Images

A patient in a Northern Ireland hospital is being tested for suspected rabies.The Public Health Agency (PHA) confirmed the person had recently travel(...)

Photo issued by Save the Children UK of the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone. Photograph: Louis Leeson/Save the Children UK/PA Wire

A patient in Belfast has tested negative for the Ebola virus, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has confirmed.The person, who recently returned from wes(...)

An audience member photographs a slide showing an image of the Ebola virus during a safety presentation by the US  Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

Ebola test results for a patient being monitored in a Belfast hospital are due within 48 hours, it has been reported.According to reports from the BBC(...)

The North’s chief medical officer, Dr Michael McBride, has written to health professionals alerting them to the deaths.   Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The PSNI is trying to determine if eight deaths in the North in recent weeks were due to contaminated drugs. Police are waiting for the results of (...)