Victoria O'Hara, Belfast Telegraph

Victoria O'Hara

Belfast Telegraph

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Past articles by Victoria:

My Big Geordie is making amazing steps on road to recovery, reveals wife of lightning strike victim

The wife of a man left fighting for his life after being struck by lightning alongside his two children has revealed he is making small yet "amazing" steps to recovery. → Read More

Pro and anti-abortion rallies draw thousands into Belfast

Thousands of people have attended two separate rallies in Belfast, one for and the other against changes to the abortion law in Northern Ireland. → Read More

New figures show rise in number of patients forced to wait 12 hours or longer at Northern Ireland A&Es

The number of people waiting half a day to be treated, discharged from or admitted to hospital has risen in the past 12 months, figures have shown. → Read More

Charity demands action after rise in kids with autism

The number of autistic children across Northern Ireland is increasing, new figures have revealed, leading to renewed calls for urgent action to help struggling families. → Read More

Tyrone baby Charlie on road to recovery after treatment for curved spine in US

The family of an 11-month-old baby boy living with a spinal condition have spoken of their joy after he underwent successful treatment in the US to straighten his curved bones. → Read More

Gay blood ban: Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster backs move to end ban

Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster has backed ending the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood. → Read More

Health Minister Michelle O'Neill full of praise for 'wonderful' new £13m NI Hospice

The "valuable" work of the team behind the £13m Northern Ireland Hospice has been praised by the new Health Minister. → Read More

Lessons can be learned from mother's death in hospital, say family following inquest

The family of a woman who died hours after falling from her hospital bed hope lessons learned by the health trust following her death will help save the lives of others. → Read More

More than one in nine in Northern Ireland on DLA as figures reach an all-time high

The number of people drawing Disability Living Allowance in Northern Ireland has hit an all-time high, official figures have revealed. → Read More

Care will be world-class at new £13m Northern Ireland Hospice, says doctor

The new £13m state-of-the-art Northern Ireland Hospice will transform end-of-life care here and provide world-class facilities when it opens this week, a doctor has said. → Read More

Sky's the limit for little Kyla as open heart surgery won't hold her back from chasing dream

A brave little girl who has twice had open heart surgery has spoken of how the condition won't stop her from reaching for the stars and becoming an astronaut. → Read More

Oscar Knox's legacy to live on with golf competition to be held in his name

An annual golf tournament will be launched in memory of Oscar Knox, the little boy who captured the hearts of people around the world as he fought a rare form of cancer. → Read More

North West 200: Unavailability of RVH helipad sparks anger after injured rider's air ambulance diverted

Lack of funding and untrained staff are preventing the new air ambulance landing with patients at the Royal Victoria Hospital's helipad, it has been claimed. → Read More

Cystic fibrosis: Queen's University Belfast advance gives hope to Rachael and all other sufferers

The father of young woman with cystic fibrosis (CF) who has raised almost £120,000 to help find a cure says a discovery at Queen's University could bring hope for thousands of peo → Read More

Storm as Hugh Orde insists less should be spent on historical abuse cases

Former PSNI Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde has faced criticism after he called for less money to be spent on historical child abuse cases, and more on safeguarding children now. → Read More

Over 600 patients endured 12-hour A&E wait in Northern Ireland last month

More than 600 people who attended emergency departments (EDs) across Northern Ireland waited more than half a day to be treated, discharged or admitted to hospital last month. → Read More

Biker Eugene Laverty's tribute to tragic 'flying doctor' Dr John Hinds with logo on race leathers

Bike ace Eugene Laverty will wear special racing leathers tomorrow in memory of his late friend Dr John Hinds who championed the launch of an air ambulance in Northern Ireland. → Read More

Nearly 350 incidents of lost or breached medical records at trusts in four years

Hundreds of medical records have been lost by hospitals here over the past four years, new figures have revealed. → Read More

Newry pharmacist saved nut allergy chef after anaphylaxis attack at carvery

A relaxing lunch out on Saturday afternoon turned into a terrifying near-death experience for Newry man Aaron McDonald, who suffers from a severe nut allergy. → Read More

BMA votes to throw weight behind calls for air ambulance

A leading doctor's union has thrown its weight behind supporting a government-funded, doctor-led air ambulance in Northern Ireland. → Read More