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#Edwin Poots

# edwin-poots - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt

Jun 27th 2013, 2:07 PM 4,011 Views 128 Comments

A court has overturned a challenge by Minister Edwin Poots, who took issue with an earlier ruling to lift an adoption ban.

# edwin-poots - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Patients waiting up to 70 weeks for orthopaedic surgeries in Derry hospital
# Wait Times
# Wait Times

Patients waiting up to 70 weeks for orthopaedic surgeries in Derry hospital

Apr 6th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,885 Views 1 Comment

Officials have blamed the delay on a fire at Altnagelvin Hospital in November 2012.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Legal challenge to bring abortion guidelines to Northern Ireland
# Abortion
# Abortion

Legal challenge to bring abortion guidelines to Northern Ireland

Feb 27th 2013, 9:19 AM 2,904 Views 7 Comments

The Family Planning Association (FPA) has been fighting for 11 years to provide instructions to doctors.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Reilly in talks to make Children's Hospital an all-island facility
# Cross Border
# Cross Border

Reilly in talks to make Children's Hospital an all-island facility

Jan 30th 2013, 5:36 PM 8,074 Views 57 Comments

Taking patients from Northern Ireland could help to lower the costs of building the facility at St James’s.

# edwin-poots - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Marie Stopes representatives to appear before Stormont committee
# Abortion
# Abortion

Marie Stopes representatives to appear before Stormont committee

Jan 10th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,733 Views 8 Comments

The Marie Stopes International clinic in Belfast offers limited abortion in the North, in line with current legislation there.

# edwin-poots - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Northern Ireland's ban on gay and unmarried adoption overturned
# Courts
# Courts

Northern Ireland's ban on gay and unmarried adoption overturned

Oct 18th 2012, 9:00 PM 9,640 Views 152 Comments

A Belfast judge today rejected a 1987 adoption law that restricted adoption to married couples and single adults.

PHOTOS: Protests at Marie Stopes Belfast clinic
# Abortion
# Abortion

PHOTOS: Protests at Marie Stopes Belfast clinic

Oct 18th 2012, 4:09 PM 12,474 Views 254 Comments

About 300 people demonstrated on Great Victoria Street this morning.

# edwin-poots - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Pseudomonas outbreak 'under control' in Northern Ireland
# Health
# Health

Pseudomonas outbreak 'under control' in Northern Ireland

Feb 16th 2012, 1:54 PM 1,237 Views 1 Comment

The NI Health Minister also revealed that 30 people have died from the infection in the past four years.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Deadly bacteria found on hospital taps, seventh case confirmed
# Health
# Health

Deadly bacteria found on hospital taps, seventh case confirmed

Jan 25th 2012, 11:10 AM 1,871 Views 8 Comments

The Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital has confirmed that the bacteria that killed three babies has been traced back to several taps in the neonatal unit .

# edwin-poots - Friday 20 January, 2012

Third baby dies at Belfast hospital after infection outbreak
# Belfast
# Belfast

Third baby dies at Belfast hospital after infection outbreak

Jan 20th 2012, 10:36 AM 2,378 Views 18 Comments

An investigation has been launched after a third baby died of an infection at the Royal Maternity Hospital in Belfast.

# edwin-poots - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Healthcare workers begin 24-hour strike in Northern Ireland
# Strike
# Strike

Healthcare workers begin 24-hour strike in Northern Ireland

Oct 5th 2011, 10:43 AM 240 Views 0 Comments

Members of the Unison trade union are holding picket lines in front of numerous hospitals today to protest against frontline budget cuts.

# edwin-poots - Friday 12 August, 2011

Belfast City Hospital to lose A&E department
# Health
# Health

Belfast City Hospital to lose A&E department

Aug 12th 2011, 8:15 AM 288 Views 0 Comments

Accident & Emergency services at Belfast City Hospital are to close due to a shortage of doctors.

# edwin-poots - Monday 16 May, 2011

Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont

May 16th 2011, 3:57 PM 460 Views 0 Comments

Six of the ministries in the Northern Ireland Executive change party hands, as the DUP and Sinn Féin retain the prize positions.