Daisy Hill Hospital recruits robots to aid care
A Northern Ireland Health Trust is the first in the UK to use a robot which allows intensive care specialists from one hospital to remotely assess patients in another.
The 'telepresence' robot enables doctors to examine and interact with patients in different locations.
It will be used at Daisy Hill Hospital in County Down.
Stormont Health Minister Edwin Poots said the new technology would create an "effective hospital network".
BBC Newsline's district journalist Francis Gorman reports.